Fire Island National Seashore


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Fire Island National Seashore

Address:120 Laurel St
Patchogue, NY 11772

Phone:631-289-4810
Fax:631-289-4898
Web: www.nps.gov/fiis/
Size: 19,579 acres.
Established: Authorized on September 11, 1964. Wilderness designated on December 23, 1980.
Location:Fire Island stretches 32 miles along Long Island's south shore, from Moriches Inlet on the east to Democrat Point on the west. It forms a barrier between Great South Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Facilities:Campground (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), groceries, restaurant/snacks, bathhouse, marina, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing, snorkeling, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:This barrier island offers the opportunity for beach-oriented recreation and ecological observations. The Fire Island Lighthouse and the William Floyd Estate provide introductions to the cultural history of Long Island. Much of the land in the seashore has natural features unusual for its proximity to New York City, including the Otis Pike Fire Island Wilderness, the only federal wilderness in New York, and the Sunken Forest, a 300-year-old holly forest.

See other parks in New York.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Irving Like (second from right) spoke about the importance of designating the Fire Island National Seashore as a World Heritage Site at a recent Long Island Metro Business Action meeting.
A $100 million Army Corps of Engineers plan to resand the beach at Fire Island National Seashore poses a threat to this site, new to the list, on Long Island near New York City.
I read with interest the article on Fire Island National Seashore and personal watercraft [Regional Report, November/December 2000].
At Gateway and Cape Cod, as well as Fire Island National Seashore in New York, the Park Service is trying to protect many threatened or endangered shore birds, including roseates, by limiting activity to walking and fishing at nesting beaches.
Fire Island National Seashore is accepting public comments on the future use of personal watercraft (PWCs) in the park.
Dillon, superintendent of Fire Island National Seashore, with the 2000 Stephen Tyng Mather Award for his work on the preservation of natural resources at the seashore.
Army Corps of Engineers has issued a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) to provide flood protection for properties on Fire Island National Seashore and the south shore of mainland Long Island.
Fire Island National Seashore was authorized by Congress in 1964, with legislation directing the National Park Service to protect the beach and island resources "unspoiled and undeveloped." The Secretary of the Interior was specifically directed by Congress to "acquire, as appropriated funds become available, ...
At Fire Island National Seashore in New York, prime plover habitat abuts prime human real estate.