A campground sign on the beach.

Notice to Visitors: Watch Hill Marina Closure

The Watch Hill marina is currently closed for a major construction project. In September, 2016, Woodstock Construction LTD began work on the multimillion dollar project to replace electrical and lighting systems, and adjacent bulkhead and boardwalk. 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.

Wilderness Backcountry Camping

On-line Reservations through are required.

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 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

Phone: 631-567-6664 (campground message)
On-line Reservations

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.

The Watch Hill campground has 26 tent sites and one group campsite. Most sites have a sandy base, so you'll need appropriately long tent stakes. There is one universally accessible site on a raised platform.

For fee information and a detailed campground map, visit Fire Island Concessions' web site at

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Last updated: August 1, 2017

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Mailing Address:

120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772


(631) 687-4750

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