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Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness

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The Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness is part of the 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This System of lands provides clean air, water, and habitat critical for rare and endangered plants and animals. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, horse packing, bird watching, stargazing, and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. You play an important role in helping to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by the Congress of the United States through the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the requirements outlined below and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.

The Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness (Fire Island Wilderness) is part of the 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This System of lands provides clean air, water, and habitat critical for rare and endangered plants and animals. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities like hiking, backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, stargazing, and extraordinary opportunities for solitude.

You play an important role in helping to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by the Congress of the United States through the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the requirements outlined below and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting the Fire Island Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.

The Fire Island Wilderness is managed by the National Park Service, Fire Island National Seashore. The following are prohibited in the wilderness area: vehicles, bicycles, open fires, walking on the dunes, feeding wildlife, defacing and destroying or removing any natural or cultural features. Waterfowl hunting is allowed during New York States waterfowl hunting season and with valid permits. Wilderness camping is permitted with a special camping permit. Dogs must be restrained by a six foot leash at all times and are prohibited during the threatened and endangered species breeding season for piping plovers and least terns from March 15th through Labor Day.




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