Open all year, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed on federal holidays.
Open Daily. Please call for hours of operation.
Tower tour availability depends on volunteer presence.
Wednesday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Open mid-May to mid-November, Friday to Sunday and Holidays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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
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.
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.