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.

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Basic Information

Start planning your visit to Fire Island National Seashore here.

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Nature and Science

Learn all about Fire Island's diverse wildlife and ecosystems.

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Celebrate Wilderness Month!

September is National Wilderness Month. Click to read more about the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness Area.

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Driving Permits

Motorized off-road vehicle use is designated within limited National Park Service areas on Fire Island National Seashore.

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Plan your trip with maps of the sites around Fire Island and the William Floyd Estate.

Old Mastic House
A Walk Through Time

Discover 300 years of American history at Fire Island's historic site, the William Floyd Estate.

Last updated: September 1, 2023

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120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772



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