Phased Reopening - Some Facilities Closed Due to COVID-19

The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to the park is as follows:

  • Fire Island Lighthouse - 1st floor of Keepers Quarters and reduced capacity Tower climbs available
  • Fresnel Lens building - Is reopened to the public at reduced capacity.
  • Fire Island National Seashore boardwalks, trails and beaches
  • Marinas at Sailors Haven and Watch Hill are open. Water and power hookup is unavailable for the winter season
  • Public Restrooms at the following locations:
    • Fire Island Lighthouse Annex Check Point parking lot, Fire Island Lighthouse bus station vault toilets
    • Wilderness - Restrooms are available at Smith Point County Park
  • Fire Island National Seashore Patchogue Headquarters
  • William Floyd Estate - Old Mastic House and historic grounds are closed for the season.
  • Wilderness Visitor Center - Will remain closed for the season however, Interpretive Park Rangers are onsite Wednesdays - Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm
  • Boat House at the Fire Island Lighthouse
  • Watch Hill Visitor Center - Closed for the season
  • Sailors Haven Visitor Center - Closed for the season
  • Watch Hill LoveFins Concession Campground, Camp Store and Food Service.
  • Sailors Haven LoveFins Concession and Food Service
  • Patchogue Watch Hill Ferry Terminal (facility closed except for restrooms; outdoor ticket sales available)

While the areas and facilities listed as open are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles and avoid crowding and high-risk outdoor activities.…/leave-no-trace-seven-principles.htm

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

Last updated: December 23, 2020

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