Indulge in a Coastal Kaleidoscope

Immerse yourself in an enchanting collage of coastal life and history. Rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarks and glimpses of wildlife, Fire Island has been a special place for diverse plants, animals and people for centuries. Far from the pressure of nearby big-city life, dynamic barrier island beaches offer solitude, camaraderie, and spiritual renewal.

A large seal rests on shore near the waves.

Marine Mammals

Nineteen species of marine mammals, including whales, dolphins, and seals, have been recorded at Fire Island National Seashore. Learn more!

A fisherman surf-casts in front of a setting sun.

Fishing on Fire Island

Learn more about fishing on Fire Island.

A group of children look on as a Park Ranger demonstrates how to use a water testing kit.

Information For Educators

Educators, we are here for you! Park Rangers are standing by for virtual visits to your classroom or in person visits to the park.

A hiker with a large backpack walks past dunes down a dirt trail.

Wilderness Camping

Learn more about backcountry camping on Fire Island

Last updated: February 3, 2021

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120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772



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