The Fire Island National Seashore Headquartes is the headquarters for the landmark called Fire Island National Seashore. Established by Congress in 1964, this National Park Service unit now includes over 50 square miles of shoreline on a barrier island off New York's Long Island coast and about two-thirds of Smith Point County Park. The entire eastern half of the seashore (over 20 miles) is open to public use; beaches are accessible from 27 fire lanes or 45 parking areas.
Fire Island National Seashore Headquartes in Patchogue, New York. Established by Congress on September 11, 1964, following a long history of preservation efforts with grass-roots support. In 1908 the resort was built and called The Surf Hotel at Fire Island Beach (now Cherry Grove) as part of the first major development although it is not clear if any hotel rooms were actually constructed there before 1910.
On June 28, 1934, Congressman John Tague introduced legislation to create the Fire Island National Park which would have encompassed all of Great South Bay from Moriches Inlet southward to Bellport Creek including both shores but this bill never passed into law.
By 1938 only about ten acres had been acquired for use as a public park when Robert Moses purchased the land for use in a public park. It was not until 1964 that Congress established Fire Island National Seashore with the passage of Public Law 88-586 on September 11th, 1964 and it has expanded since that time by acquisition or donation.
The Fire Island National Seashore Headquartes is the central headquarters for one of the last great natural areas in New York City. The area offers more than 160 miles of pristine beaches and features 90 percent federally designated wilderness. Once you visit, you’ll understand why it has been called “Fire Island."
The Fire Island National Seashore Headquartes serves as a central hub to experience nature’s beauty firsthand through outdoor recreation opportunities such as biking or horseback riding along white sand dunes in the wintertime to fishing at any time of the year.
Located in the heart of Long Island, Fire Island National Seashore is home to more than 400 species of animals and plants that can be seen throughout its protected lands. It also offers a unique opportunity for visitors to experience American history through centuries-old lighthouse complexes or abandoned villages from before there was an America.
The headquarters provides services such as educational programming on natural resources, guided walks along the beachfront and coastal waters during bird migration seasons, boat tours highlighting mangrove habitats with nature experts aboard who share their knowledge about these important ecosystems which are continually threatened by development pressures.
Fire Island National Seashore Headquartes has been featured in several publications including Travel + Leisure Magazine’s list of “America’s Best Beaches” (2013 survey) and National Geographic's "Best of Everything" list in 2013.
This is a very popular spot for locals to enjoy sunsets, beautiful weather, and abundant wildlife-watching opportunities with its protected lands.