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Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness

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Location

The Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness and visitor center is located within Fire Island National Seashore just 60 miles east of New York City. Located on the eastern end of Fire Island, the wilderness is only accessible by foot. Parking is available in the adjacent Suffolk County Park, Smith Point, at the southern end of William Floyd Parkway. The western end of the wilderness is accessible from Watch Hill. The Watch Hill ferry operates from Patchogue, May through October. The wilderness area begins at the eastern end of the Watch Hill campground. The wilderness area can also be accessed by private boat by anchoring off in the Great South Bay and wading onto shore.

Hurricane Sandy created a breach at Old Inlet and affected access to the Fire Island Wilderness. Check the lastest updates at http://www.nps.gov/fiis/post-hurricane-sandy-on-fire-island.htm




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