Fire Island National Seashore

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Fire Island National Seashore

Park Information

Pristine ocean shores, an ancient maritime forest, legacies of lighthouse keepers, and the historic estate of William Floyd are just a few of the recreational, natural, and cultural resources of Fire Island National Seashore. Located only one hour east of New York City, this park offers visitors many types of relaxation and educational opportunities.

Whether you prefer backpacking or birdwatching, sunbathing or a school group tour, many adventures await you at Fire Island! Fire Island National Seashore was established for “the purpose of conserving and preserving for the use of future generations certain relatively unspoiled and undeveloped beaches, dunes, and other natural features … which possess high values to the Nation as examples of unspoiled areas of great natural beauty in close proximity to large concentrations of urban population” – Public Law 88-587 (Sept. 11, 1964)

Agency Name:

National Park Service


Plane – You can fly into LaGuardia or Kennedy Airports in New York City or Islip Macarthur Airport on Long Island, then use a rental car, taxi, or train to your destination.

Car – There are only two bridges to Fire Island National Seashore. The Robert Moses Causeway on the western end of Fire Island leads to parking lots at Robert Moses State Park. The William Floyd Parkway leads to Smith Point County Park on the eastern end of Fire Island, where there are also parking lots. Parking fees are charged at both lots. There are no public roads on the island itself. Park Headquarters is located in Patchogue, NY (see link below for directions).

Public Transportation – By train: Long Island railroad stations are near three ferry terminals: Patchogue, Sayville, and Bay Shore. Contact the Long Island Railroad for train schedules. Ferries to Fire Island depart from the following locations: Patchogue, Sayville, and Bay Shore. Many Fire Island sites can be reached by private boat from the Great South Bay, with marinas at Watch Hill, Sailors Haven and most island communities. The bay is shallow, and boaters occasionally moor offshore near park sites. When on Fire Island, water taxis can shuttle you from point to point. Bicycles, scooters & rollerskates are not permitted on boardwalks at Fire Island Lighthouse, Watch Hill, Sailors Haven and Wilderness Area.

Geographic Location

Contact Info

Fire Island National Seashore

120 Laurel Street

Patchogue, NY


Additional Info

  • “Asian Longhorned Tick Species Confirmed in Suffolk County and Fire Island National Seashore – Fire Island National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service)”. Accessed June 30, 2020. Link.

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