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 project will help ensure the marina is safe and more resilient to future storms.
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Camping is available seasonally at the designated family tent campground at Watch Hill. This campground is currently closed and will reopen in 2018.
Smith Point County Park campground can accommodate tents and trailers. County permits are required. Outer beach camping is not currently available at Smith Point County Park.
Reservations are recommended for Smith Point County Park, through the Suffolk County Park System. When the Watch Hill family tent campground reopens in 2018, reservations will be available online.
Reservations for backcountry camping are required through www.recreation.gov.
The Watch Hill marina is closed and access to both the east and west wilderness camping zones will be from Davis Park and points west, and will involve additional walking.
Davis Park is the nearest point to wilderness camping and may be accessed by passenger ferry. Please check for most up-to-date ferry schedule by calling 631-475-1665.
When the Watch Hill Marina is accessible, the Watch Hill and wilderness/backcountry camping experiences require that you walk your gear at least ½ mile from the ferry dock to the family campground, or hike at least 1½ - 5 miles into the designated wilderness camping zones.
Smith Point County Park is the only place on Fire Island where you may drive your camper or trailer to the site. Outer beach camping is not currently available at Smith Point County Park. You may contact the county park directly for more information or reservations (631-854-4949).
Last updated: August 1, 2017