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Watch Hill Family Campground

6 Reviews

About This Campground

National Park Service

Fire Island National Seashore

Accessible by private boat or ferry, Watch Hill is located directly across the Great South Bay from Patchogue, and the campground is a 1/4-mile walk from the ferry dock.

When it comes to Fire Island Camping, the family-friendly campground is within walking distance of visitor center, marina,…

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  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump


6 Reviews of Watch Hill Family Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Emily S.
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2020

Backcountry Beach Camping

You can get a permit to backcountry camp instead of reserving a designated campground spot. Just walk down to the beach after check-in and walk east until you see a pole with a tent symbol on it. After that you can choose where you want to set up camp. There are many spots along the dunes and…

Pedro R.
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2019

Beach getaway

Only about 20 min drive and 30 min ferry trip for us we got to watch hill. Awesome place close to home easy check in and very friendly ppl. It’s a bit of a walk to camp site but all on board walk (we took to carts full of stuff) some sites are not private meaning some site will have your neighbor…

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Jill F.
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2018

Beach camping (almost)

Fire Island is a great spot in the summer, but can be busy. Camping gets you away from the bustle. It is a little less than a half mile walk from the ferry dock and located behind the dunes which offer some protection. Take a quick walk down to the beach.

Two-night minimum on weekends, and no…

  • General idea of the area and walking paths nearby


Watch Hill Family Campground is located in New York


120 Laurel St
Patchogue, NY 11772


40.69090046 N
72.98671997 W

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