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 Facilities

Notice to Visitors

A project to replace electrical and lighting systems, and adjacent bulkhead and boardwalk at the Watch Hill Marina began in September, 2016. The marina, visitor center, bathrooms, and family tent campgrounds will be closed September 19, 2016 for the remainder of the season. The Watch Hill Marina will be closed to ferry service and private boats through late summer 2017.

We appreciate your patience while the marina is under construction. Together with the Federal Highways Administration, the National Park Service is replacing marina components damaged by Hurricane Sandy. This project will make the marina more resilient to future storms.

Watch Hill Visitor Center, Marina & Family Campground

Notice to Visitors

The marina, visitor center, bathrooms, and family tent campgrounds will be closed September 19, 2016 for the remainder of the season. The Watch Hill Marina will be closed to ferry service and private boats through late summer 2017.

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: June 21, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772

Phone:

(631) 687-4750

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