Watch Hill Ocean House

Fire Island National Seashore

Looking for a place to stay on your next trip to Fire Island? We've got you covered! Experience the best of Fire Island National Seashore at your own secluded barrier island getaway. Wake up beneath a world-famous morning sunrise, go swimming at some of Long Island's most secluded beaches, or enjoy food and drink at nearby LoveFINS concessions. Not only do we have the best locations, but flexible booking options at competitive market rates.

Beds included: two queens, and four twin beds.

Pillows, blankets, and fans are included. Bed sheets and towels are not provided.

Kitchen is fully equipped including: microwave, oven, range, coffeemaker, toaster, pots/ pans, eating utensils and plates.

Large deck, with a BBQ grill and picnic table, with views of the Great South Bay and Atlantic Ocean.  

Pets are not allowed.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Discover Fire Island's most extensive salt marsh, the beauty of the barrier island's beaches and dunes, and the solitude of a seaside wilderness at this National Park Service site.

Nearby Attractions

Watch Hill Visitor Center - Open Seasonally

Phone: 631-597-6455 (Open Seasonally)

Stop in at this National Park Service visitor center to learn more about Fire Island, upcoming ranger-led programs like the free, guided canoe tour of the Watch Hill salt marsh, and to check in for wilderness/backcountry camping. Backcountry camping is available by reservation only.

Watch Hill Marina, Food Truck, and General Store - Open Seasonally

Marina Phone: 631-597-6073 (Open Seasonally)

General/Camp Store Phone: 631-597-6074 (Open Seasonally)

Please check LoveFins.com for rate and reservation information.

Watch Hill Family Campground - Open Seasonally

General/Camp Store Phone: 631-597-6074 (Open Seasonally)

Sleep under the stars behind the dunes at Watch Hill on Fire Island. Twenty-six sand sites available for either two two-man tents or one five-man tent.

Campsites at the Watch Hill Family Tent Campground are available for a fee. An online reservation system is available through LoveFins.com.

Please check LoveFins.com for rate and reservation information.

Wilderness/Backcountry Camping

Wilderness/Backcountry camping is available in the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness on the eastern end of Fire Island and is accessible via Davis Park and Watch Hill. Access from Davis Park requires an additional one-mile hike. Reservations are required and can be obtained online through www.recreation.gov.

Recreation

From May to mid-October, the Watch Hill area offers a visitor center, family campground, ranger-led interpretive programs (including guided canoe trips), a 175-slip transient marina with water, electric, and pump-out station; a small convenience store, snack bar, self-guiding nature trail, picnic area, lifeguarded beach (summer only), restrooms, and bathhouse. 

Contact Information

Mailing

Division of Administration National Park Service 120 Laurel St. Patchogue NY 11772

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 631-687-4750

Rental Options

Learn more about gear rental options for your trip

Driving Directions

Watch Hill Terminal Site is located at 150 West Avenue in Patchogue, New York, 11772.

By Car:

From the Long Island Expressway (LIE or I-495), take Exit 61 S onto County Road 19 (Patchogue-Holbrook Road).

From Sunrise Highway (Route 27), take Exit 52 South onto County Road 19 (Patchogue-Holbrook Road/Waverly Avenue).

About 1 mile from Rt. 27, bear left. Cross Main Street, go over the railroad tracks, and cross Division Street. Pass the bowling alley. Ferry terminal parking lot is on your right.

By Train:

Take the LIRR to Patchogue Station.

Available Campsites

Photo Gallery