UPDATED 2018-05-30 for camping reservation system.
Dear Park Visitors,
As you may have seen in the press release by the Fire Island National Seashore (here), we will be opening this Friday May 18 and welcome you to visit.
Camping is $25 per night for the 2018 shoulder seasons (this spring and fall) and . We will post the summer season rate shortly. This weekend we will only be able to accommodate walk-ins on a cash only first come first serve basis. We should be able to take credit cards by Memorial Day. We’re also working on both a temporary and a long-term online reservation solution with ReserveAmerica.com.
- You can
reserve here in the meantime.
Please check back here for more updates as they develop rapidly. Camping visitor services will be out of the Watch Hill General Store, 631-597-6074. Please note that until we open the general store — our goal is by Memorial Day — please “be prepared” and bring what you need including food, camping equipment, insect repellent and sun screen. Some items and food service may be available at Davis Park which is a short hike from Watch Hill along a board walk.
- Both Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas will be open. If you have made a reservation on the Dockwa mobile app or Dockwa.com portal, please note that we will confirm within the 48 hours required. Currently, we are using the confirmation process due to the displaced pilings in parts of the marinas. Approximately half the of the slips are not affected and available for reservation. Some slips are simply missing pilings but still may be usable. E-land (no water or electric) is not on the reservation system at this time. We do not have a date certain when the pilings will be reset. When they are completed, we will switch on the Dockwa Instant Book feature. With Instant Book, reservations are confirmed in real time unless inventory runs low for your beam/LOA group. This allows us to find a slip for you in other beam groups.
We will do our best to accommodate your special requests/preferred slip or pier/land assignment. The piling work could affect your requests until it is completed. Phone at the Dock Master offices at both locations will be live starting this Friday: Sailors Haven 631-597-6014 and Watch Hill 631-597-6073.
Finally, we will be accommodating boaters who visit our marinas without a Dockwa reservation. Please call ahead for slip availability. We will also announce in the coming days more information regarding the small number of seasonal slips that will be available this season as part of a pilot program. If you are interested, please call the Dock Master offices.
Thank you for your patience as we ramp up visitor services in the coming weeks.
Love Watch Hill & Sailors Haven Inc.