Our Partners

Park Partners

Partnerships are fundamental to the management of Fire Island National Seashore. The diversity of natural, cultural and recreational resources in the park-and presence of 17 private communities, a county park and New York State's only federally designated wilderness within the boundaries of the park-all require careful coordination as all stakeholders work toward common goals.

A variety of organizations help the National Park Service fulfill its mission.


Partners operating under Cooperating Association Agreements

Eastern National

This cooperating association maintains sales outlets at Watch Hill, Sailors Haven, Wilderness visitor centers and at the William Floyd Estate.

Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society (FILPS)

Formed in 1982 in response to the possible demolition of the Fire Island Lighthouse, the Society raised over $1.2 million to save and restore the Lighthouse. In 1996, the nonprofit group signed a 10-year Memorandum of Agreement with the National Park Service to maintain and operate the Fire Island Lighthouse. In 2006, FILPS signed a Cooperating Association Agreement to continue its support through a program of visitor services, publications sales, membership and fundraising activities.

Partners operating under Friends Agreements

Friends of Fire Island National Seashore (FFINS)

The Friends of Fire Island are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage proper stewardship of park natural resources, foster cooperative and mutual communication between the National Park Service, communities and user groups, and to promote environmentally sound access to all of the various aspects of Fire Island National Seashore.

Friends of Watch Hill (FOWH)

This non-profit organization's mission is to promote and support the recreational use of Watch Hill while preserving its natural resources and beauty.

Partners operating under Concessions Agreements

Fire Island Concessions, LLC

Since 2005, Fire Island Concessions has managed the Seashore's 2 marinas, snack bars, the campground, camp store, and restaurant.

Sayville Ferry Service

This concessioner operates the ferry service from Sayville to Sailors Haven/Sunken Forest, and by special charter to Talisman/Barrett Beach.

Davis Park Ferry Company

This concessioner operates the ferry service from Patchogue to Watch Hill, and by special charter Talisman/Barrett Beach.


Towns and Villages on Fire Island

Fire Island National Seashore works cooperatively with the Town of Brookhaven, the Town of Islip, the incorporated Village of Saltaire and Village of Ocean Beach on Fire Island.

Last updated: May 22, 2015

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