Camping near Fire Island with campfires

Meet the wild side of Fire Island by pitching tent among the sandy dunes and salt marches.

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4 top campgrounds near Fire Island with campfires

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Peconic River Campgrounds

20 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Calverton, NY
Grassy field. Natural woods. River accessible. We are located 30 minutes from Long Island, NY. Feel free to pitch your tent anywhere you like on the property. Choose the grassy meadow or the natural woods filled with trees. Have a campfire and enjoy nature. Bring fishing gear and cast away. Go for a relaxing walk on the 2,000 feet of walkable dikes right on the river. Bring your canoe or kayak and feel free to launch it right on site. If you're bringing an RV, we can accommodate vehicles up to 30 ft in length and the sites require levelling. There is a water hookup but no electrical hookup. Toilet & showers are available. Potable water available. Pet-friendly! Bring a bike and explore our dirt trails across the street. Or visit the man-made dam on Dam RD just 2 minutes down the road, where you can take a dip in the water. If you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, look no further! It's serene, peaceful, and private. So come experience it for yourself! Nature awaits!
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Yurt in the Hamptons

2 sites · Lodging1 acre · Westhampton, NY
The Yurt Sanctuary is in Westhampton NY just 3 miles to the pristine beaches of The Hamptons on a private lot with private access to full yard. Total beach vibe here in the Hamptons -- sought out destination by surfers and fishermen worldwide. This season we got a five burner propane grill for your grilling delight! Beach Vibe all the time! Performing Arts Center, Bakery, Farmer's Market, Restaurants and Shops on Main Street just a bike ride away. Gazebo bandshell host free summer art performances. RELAXED beach vibe! There's a Dakota Fire Pit, Compost toilet and hot water outdoor shower, propane gas BBQ Grill. The Yurt is 20' in diameter (314 sq. ft.), 11 ft. high to the dome, with 1 Queen and 1 Full size sofa beds comfortably sleeping 3. An Eco-friendly Yurt experience will connect you to Nature and give you the best chance to relax. No WiFi, No TV
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Lincoln Kirstein

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Weston, CT
Private compound Close to Merritt Parkway and I95 1 hour from NYC Hidden off the main road 800 ft long single lane driveway Quite camp; peaceful with access to town center grocery and gas station 15-20 minutes to metro north train stations Flat parking for vans and small to medium size rvs Hiking trails and bike jumps on and right of the property 1-mile trail behind house to town center Beautiful birds chirping, wildlife, and nature You will love this spot
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White Hills Camp

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Shelton, CT
Private and Park Like property, comfortable, clean, climate controlled camping in pop up with all comforts, electricity and water - includes fire pit. All COVID precautions made. 2 Large Beds in RV. More can be accommodated on property Close to many parks, hiking trails, beaches, Indian Well State Park, Webb Mountain State Park, Lake Zoar, Yale University, Silver Sands State Park, Short Beach. Nearby to Groceries, Gas and Dunkin
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Camping near Fire Island with campfires guide

Overview

Located across the Great South Bay from the south shore of Long Island, Fire Island stretches for 32 miles and is home to a diverse barrier island ecosystem, including numerous beaches, high dunes, and plenty of wildlife. The car-free island is home to 17 distinct resort communities, a lively party scene, and attractions such as the rare Sunken Forest and Fire Island Lighthouse, with most of the island protected by the Fire Island National Seashore. There are several camping options on the island itself, and plenty across the bay on the rest of Long Island—from beach camping and glamping to camping in forests and woodlands.

Where to go

On the Island

You can camp on Fire Island. Enjoy tent camping and glamping sites at the Watch Hill Family Campground. Or head out to the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dunes Wilderness and pitch your tent in the backcountry. Those with an RV or trailer should head to Smith Point County Park, the only camping spot on the otherwise car-free island you can drive to.

South Fork

Head across the bay to the Hamptons to see and be seen. Stay at the Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton for easy access to the glitz and glamour. For a more relaxed option, head to the eastern end of Montauk, where you can surf the waves or surf cast for striped bass and stay at the Hither Hills State Park Campground. For outer beach camping, head to Montauk County Park, Cupsogue County Park, or Shinnecock East County Park.

North Fork

Explore the terroir of northeastern Long Island through its many wineries and farms, including one of the largest lavender farms in the country. Explore the many charming seaside towns, or play in the sand and surf before filling up on sea-to-farm-to-table cuisine. Stay year-round at the Indian Island County Park.

North and South Shore

If you can’t get enough of beaches, the south shore has you covered, with a 50-mile stretch of sandy options. For a change of pace, combine history and nature at Battle Row Campground in Old Bethpage. Other inland camping options include Blydenburgh County Park and Cathedral Pines County Park. Or head to the north shore to explore the opulent mansions of the Gold Coast and camp on the bluffs of Wildwood State Park.

When to go

Summer is the most popular time on Fire Island. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, ferries run regularly from the Bay Shore to the West End, Patchogue to Davis Park and Watch Hill, and Sayville to the East End. Late spring and early fall are great times to escape the crowds, though ferries and amenities are more limited. Many campgrounds on Long Island are only open seasonally, from April or May to September, October, or November. Winter is a good time for wildlife spotting, especially seals.

Know before you go

  • You can take the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) to Bay Shore, Patchogue, and Sayville to catch ferries to Fire Island. Water taxis and private boats are also options to get to the island. 
  • The island is car-free, but water taxis are available to take you around the island. Bike rentals are also common.
  • Many Long Island parks and campgrounds require reservations in advance. Some campgrounds may only be reserved by county residents at certain times.
  • Long Island campgrounds that are open year-round and outer beach campsites are often limited to self-contained RVs and motorhomes.
  • Bring insect repellent. Mosquitoes and ticks are very common on Fire Island. Salt marsh mosquitoes can be a real problem when it’s warm and especially when many hatch within seven to 10 days of a full or new moon.

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