Operating Hours & Seasons


Operating Hours

Seashore Headquarters

Open all year, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed on federal holidays.
(631) 687-4750

Fire Island Lighthouse

Open Daily. Please call for hours of operation.
Tower tour availability depends on volunteer presence.
(631) 661-4876

Wilderness Visitor Center

Wednesday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
(631) 281-3010

William Floyd Estate

Open mid-May to mid-November, Friday to Sunday and Holidays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
(631) 399-2030

Sailors Haven Visitor Center & Marina

Open mid-May to mid-October, Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Sailors Haven Visitor Center: (631) 597-6183
  • Sailors Haven Marina: (631) 597-6171
  • Sayville Ferry Service: (631) 589-0810

Watch Hill

Notice to Visitors

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. The marina, visitor center, bathrooms, and family tent campgrounds will be closed for the remainder of the season.

Watch Hill facilities will reopen for the 2018 season.

Backcountry/Wilderness Camping

Notice to Campers

The Watch Hill Marina is closed until further notice due to a construction project to repair damages caused by Superstorm Sandy. To ensure visitor safety while construction is underway, all public facilities are closed including restrooms. There is no direct ferry service to Watch Hill, the gateway to all backcountry camping at Fire Island National Seashore. To access backcountry camping, permit holders may use the Davis Park Ferry which departs from Sandspit Park and Marina at 80 Brightwoood Street, Patchogue. Please note that this ferry drop off at the community of Davis Park on Fire Island, will add one additional mile of hiking to the backcountry camping zones.

Backcountry/Wilderness camping within the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness, accessible via Davis Park and points west through September 2017, is available year-round. Reservations and permits are required.

Please visit www.recreation.gov for more information.


Know Before You Go

Parts of Fire Island are accessible all year, but most people come during the summer months (late-June through September) when the weather is most favorable for beach related activities. In the off-season (October through April), public transportation to the island may be limited, and some services on various parts of the island are unavailable.

Last updated: August 10, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772


(631) 687-4750

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