Watch Hill

View of facilities and marina filled with boats.
 

Escape to Watch Hill

Discover Fire Island's most extensive salt marsh, the beauty of the barrier island's beaches and dunes, and the solitude of a seaside wilderness at this National Park Service site.

Watch Hill is located on the western edge of the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness, directly across the Great South Bay from Patchogue, Long Island. It is accessible by Watch Hill Ferry, private boat, and foot only.

From May to mid-October, the Watch Hill area offers a visitor center, family campground, ranger-led interpretive programs (including guided canoe trips), a 175-slip transient marina with water, electric, and pump-out station; a small convenience store, snack bar, self-guiding nature trail, picnic area, lifeguarded beach (summer only), restrooms, bathhouse, and pay phones.

Sail to Watch Hill

Watch Hill is a 183-slip transient marina with water, electric, and pump-out station. Eight slips are administrative and 175 are available to boaters.

The Watch Hill marina has can accommodate boats with beams between 10 and 18 feet and a five foot draft. The majority of slips are between 10 and14 feet wide. Many of the slips, 75%, have electric and water (extra fee charged).

In 2018, advanced booking and a small number of seasonal slips are available at Watch Hill through LoveFins.com. Reservation rates range from $2 to $3 per foot per night across the shoulder and busy seasons. Please visit LoveFins.com or call the Watch Hill marina at 631-597-6074 for the most up-to-date information on rates and reservations.

 

Facilities at Watch Hill Reopen May 18, 2018

For the most up-to-date information on rates and reservations, please visit LoveFins.com.

Watch Hill Ferry

Phone: 631-475-1665

Please see schedule from Watch Hill Ferry Service

Watch Hill Visitor Center - Open Seasonally

Phone: 631-597-6455 (Open Seasonally)

Stop in at this National Park Service visitor center to learn more about Fire Island, upcoming ranger-led programs like the free, guided canoe tour of the Watch Hill salt marsh, and to check in for wilderness/backcountry camping. Backcountry camping is available by reservation only.

Please visit www.recreation.gov for more information and to make reservations onilne.

Watch Hill Marina, Snack Bar, and General Store - Open Seasonally


Marina Phone: 631-597-6073 (Open Seasonally)
General/Camp Store Phone: 631-597-6074 (Open Seasonally)

Please check LoveFins.com for 2018 rate and reservation information.

Watch Hill Family Campground - Open Seasonally

General/Camp Store Phone: 631-597-6074 (Open Seasonally)

Sleep under the stars behind the dunes at Watch Hill on Fire Island. Twenty-six sand sites available for either two two-man tents or one five-man tent.

Campsites at the Watch Hill Family Tent Campground are available to walk-ins on a first come, first served basis starting May 18, 2018 for $25 per night. A new online reservation system will be available soon through LoveFins.com.

Please check LoveFins.com for 2018 rate and reservation information.

Wilderness/Backcountry Camping

Wilderness/Backcountry camping is available in the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness on the eastern end of Fire Island and is accessible via Davis Park and Watch Hill. Access from Davis Park requires an additional one-mile hike. Reservations are required and can be obtained online through www.recreation.gov.

Campers must have their permit on hand at all times while camping. Campers must check in at the self check-in station located at the Watch Hill Dune Station.

The Pier at Watch Hill Restaurant - Open Seasonally


Please check back for 2018 hours of operation.

 

Last updated: May 17, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772

Phone:

(631) 687-4750

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