Reservations for wilderness/backcountry camping and required permits must be obtained online at www.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 Watch Hill.
Additional camping opportunities are available at Smith Point County Park.
Watch Hill Family Campground
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 reservation system is available through LoveFins.com.
Last updated: January 18, 2023