Fire Island is a fascinating place that has provided fond memories for generations of people who have lived, worked, or played on the island.
If You Have One DayEnjoy sightseeing, hiking, and wildlife-viewing on nature trails at sites on Fire Island or on the grounds of William Floyd Estate. Fire Island Lighthouse, Sailors Haven/Sunken Forest, Watch Hill, Talisman, and Wilderness are National Park Service sites located on the barrier island. Private boats or passenger ferries are required to access Sailors Haven/Sunken Forest, Watch Hill, and Talisman seasonal, midisland sites. The Fire Island Lighthouse, Wilderness, and William Floyd Estate are accessible year-round by car. Be sure to check directions, hours of operation, and the calendar of events for each site prior to planning your trip!
With More TimeA small family tent campground is located at Watch Hill beyond the marina and behind the dunes. It is available from mid-May through mid-October. Wilderness or "backcountry" camping in the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness is available all year. Learn more about camping on Fire Island.
Last updated: July 17, 2018