Parking and Transportation Fees

While there are no entrance fees for Fire Island National Seashore, expect to pay parking and/or transportation fees in order to get to most parts of Fire Island.

Fire Island Lighthouse
To get to the Fire Island Lighthouse, on the western end of the national seashore, you must either park at Robert Moses State Park which charges a fee in season, or walk from the nearest community of Kismet.

Interpretive and educational program fees are charged by one of the park's cooperating associations, the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society.

To visit the Wilderness Visitor Center, on the eastern end of the park, you must park at Smith Point County Park which also charges a parking fee in season.

Suffolk County residents may purchase a Green Key card from the County, which provides reduced fees for park activities in Suffolk County Parks. Non-residents must purchase a Green Key to make camping reservations at Smith Point County Park. Please call 631-854-4949 for more information on Green Key cards.

Sailors Haven
To get to Sailors Haven from Sayville, expect to pay for parking in addition to your ferry fares. For parking and ferry information, please see Sayville Ferry Service.
If you are traveling to Sailors Haven by private boat and plan to stay overnight, please check LoveFINS marina rates.

Watch Hill
The ferry from Patchogue to Watch Hill provides free parking at this time. For ferry rates and schedules, please see Davis Park Ferry Company.

Additional fees are charged by a park concessioner, LoveFINS, for use of the marina at Watch Hill, family campground at Watch Hill, and glamping sites.

Reservations for wilderness/backcountry camping must be made through, and a cost recovery fee will be charged for each permit.

Fees are charged for permits associated with several other activities within park boundaries.

Last updated: January 18, 2023

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