• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

Leave No Trace

To keep the park and its beaches clean and healthy, Fire Island National Seashore embraces a Carry-In, Carry-Out policy.

By not having garbage cans on the beach, there is less of an attraction for sea gulls and other birds, which may prey on shorebirds and leave unsanitary droppings behind.

By cooperating with Carry-In, Carry-Out, you can help save money which may be better used to provide lifeguards, maintenance, rangers and other park services.

While camping, always practice applicable Leave No Trace techniques. (At Fire Island National Seashore, ground fires are not permitted, and other restrictions may apply.)

"Take only pictures; leave only footprints."

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