Off-road Recreational Driving
With a Fire Island National Seashore Sportsman's Vehicle Permit, $50/vehicle, off-road (4x4) recreational vehicles are permitted to drive at certain times on designated portions of Fire Island National Seashore's beach as a means of access for fishing or hunting.
Please note: Smith Point County Park and Robert Moses State Park have separate recreational use permits.
Sportsman's recreational driving is restricted to the beach along the Atlantic Ocean on the south shore of Fire Island, 1.5 miles west of the Wilderness Visitor Center (at Smith Point) between the water's edge and 20 feet seaward of the beach grass. Vehicles may not cross dunes, damage vegetation, or enter the designated wilderness area.
Permits for recreational driving may be purchased at the Otis Pike Fire Island Wilderness Visitor Center on or after September 1, for use between September 15 and December 31.
The beach may be closed to driving at any time due to high water or other adverse conditions on the beach.
Driving remains restricted to approximately 1.5 miles of beach in front of the Fire Island Wilderness between the Wilderness Visitor Center and the breach at Old Inlet.
For the latest information, please call the Wilderness Visitor Center at 631-281-3010.