Notice to Visitors: Watch Hill Marina Closure
A project to replace electrical and lighting systems, and adjacent bulkhead and boardwalk at the Watch Hill Marina began September 19, 2016. The Watch Hill marina, bathrooms, family tent campground, and concessions will reopen for the 2018 season. Please look for project updates on the Watch Hill web page.
Reservations for wilderness/backcountry camping and required permits for camping in the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness area must be obtained online at Recreation.gov for overnight stays. A cost-recovery fee is charged for each reservation.
There are two camping zones within the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness, the east and west zones. Access to both east and west wilderness/backcountry camping zones is through Davis Park and points west due to the wilderness breach and the Watch Hill marina project.
Please email us for a printable infographic or call 631-687-4780 for more information.
Additional camping opportunities are available at Smith Point County Park. Learn more about Camping on Fire Island.
Watch Hill Family Campground - Closed for 2017 Season
Accessible by private boat or ferry, Watch Hill is located directly across the Great South Bay from Patchogue, and the campground is a 1/4-mile walk from the ferry dock. Campground is within walking distance of visitor center, marina, general store, ocean beach (lifeguarded during summer months), showers and bathhouse, nature trails, and Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness.
For fee information and a detailed campground map, visit Fire Island Concessions' web site at www.watchhillfi.com.
Last updated: July 21, 2017