Basic Information

Aerial view of Fire Island National Seashore
 
Fire Island National Seashore's Headquarters is located in Patchogue on Long Island. Get directions to National Park Service sites on Fire Island and to the William Floyd Estate, a unit of the seashore located in Mastic Beach on Long Island.

Entrance Fees:

The Fire Island Lighthouse and Wilderness Visitor Center, located on the west and east ends of Fire Island respectively, are accessible by car year-round. Please be sure to check hours of operation or call when planning your visit. 

The William Floyd Estate, located in Mastic Beach on Long Island, is open from Memorial Day to Veterans Day and offers some off-season programs.

Watch Hill and Sailors Haven, accessible by private boat, passenger ferry, or on foot from nearby Fire Island communities, are open mid-May to mid-October. 

 
 
Fire Island is a favorite summer stop for many but fewer people enjoy its beauty in the spring, fall, and winter. No matter when you plan to visit, you will want to plan ahead.

When and where you go will determine whether you can take your own car or boat, or a passenger ferry to get there. Visit the links below for more information or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Getting to Fire Island
Getting Around on Fire Island
  • Hiking
  • Bicycling
  • Boating
  • Water Taxi - Please note that lateral transportation typically takes place on foot or by water. There are no land taxis and bicycles are not permitted on all boardwalks.
Staying on Fire Island
  • Camping options include primitive/backcountry camping and a family tent campground on Fire Island, and a tent and trailer campground within Smith Point County Park.
  • Lodging within Fire Island communities.
  • Goods & Services
  • Pets are permitted in many places on Fire Island but are not allowed on ocean beaches from March 15 through Labor Day.
Fun on Fire Island

Last updated: May 13, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772

Phone:

(631) 687-4750

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