Things To Know Before You Come

An aerial view of the barrier island.
While you can drive to either end, there is not a paved road down the length of Fire Island. Getting from one point to another, even a few miles apart, can be complicated.

Plan Ahead for Travel to Fire Island

Fire Island National Seashore is a complex and sometimes perplexing place to visit or live. Because of the logistical complications, an extra measure of planning may prove valuable in making the most of your visit to Fire Island National Seashore or to the communities within its designated boundaries.

You should be aware that you cannot drive from one end of Fire Island to the other, although some digital maps and GPS programs indicate that such a route exists!

See Directions for more information.


Notice to Visitors: Watch Hill Marina Closure

A project to replace electrical and lighting systems, and adjacent bulkhead and boardwalk at the Watch Hill Marina will begin in September, 2016. The last day of public access will be September 18, 2016. The marina, visitor center, bathrooms, and family tent campground will close 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.

Please check the Watch Hill web page for project updates.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772


(631) 687-4750
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed on federal holidays.

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