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Fire Island National Seashore

Suffolk County, Long Island

Watch Hill salt marsh and a piping plover

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Watch dolphins and-if you are lucky-whales and porpoises frolicking off shore, while shorebirds and other wildlife can be glimpsed on the beach and inland.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Offshore
  • Beach
  • Salt marshes, and ancient maritime forests
  • Tidal pools

Recreational Opportunities

  • Swimming
  • Camping
  • Fire Island Lighthouse
  • Visitor center with exhibits and interpretive programs (Smith Point)
  • Self-guided, boardwalk nature-trail

Accessible Features

International Symbol of Accessibility

This site has accessible features that include historical sites, trails and a beach. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.

Size

19,580 acres

Directions

See Google Maps and enter your address for step by step directions to Fire Island national Seashore (This link will open a page outside of the DEC website. Hold Shift down while clicking on the link to open it in a new window)

Contact Information

Telephone: Park headquarters: 631-687-4750

Address: Park headquarters: 120 Laurel Street, Patchogue, NY 11772-3596

Website: Fire Island National Seashore (This link leaves the DEC website)

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Photo Credits: P. Valentine, National Park Service