Experience the rugged beauty of dunes, forest, and marshes at AMC’s Fire Island Cabin. Located at the Fire Island National Seashore, enjoy beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches, explore the area by canoe or kayak, and sail along the Great South Bay near Long Island in New York.
May 27 - October 7, 2022
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NOTE: This season, Fire Island Cabin will return to reserving space by the bunk and guests will be responsible for their own meals.
Due to the popularity of AMC’s Fire Island Cabin location, reservations are limited to one weekend in July, and one weekend in August. Consecutive weekends are prohibited.
After May 1, guests have the option of reserving additional weekends. There is a three-night minimum stay on weekends (Friday – Monday). Midweek stays require a 2-night minimum stay and are from Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday.
Reserve your spot now by booking online or calling AMC Contact Service Center at 603-466-2727.
Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Arrive Friday, depart Monday
Member $300, Non-member $360
No one under 18 allowed, except during scheduled family events
Two-night minimum stay, with either: arrival on Monday and departure on Wednesday, or arrival on Wednesday and departure on Friday.
Member $140, Non-member $170
Children ages 6-12 (must be accompanied by an adult): Member $40, Non-member $48 per night
Day guests ($25 fee) are always welcome. Day guests may call the cabin in advance or just show up. If you anticipate you might want to stay the night, call first to determine the availability of a bunk and payment options. Day guests can store belongings in bins located in the bay side porch or in the shed behind the cabin that is designed for day guests.
The cabin sleeps 22 guests and has two, co-ed, 11-bunk dorm rooms. Mattresses, blankets, and pillows are provided. There are two shared bathrooms (male and female), hot outdoor showers, a full kitchen, screened porch, decks, beach chairs, umbrellas, a hammock, yoga equipment, and a gazebo with a library and board games. For water enthusiasts, there are sailboats for authorized sailors, as well as kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards.
Because Fire Island Cabin is run by volunteers, all guests help with small chores, such as sweeping or emptying the dishwasher. Meals are not provided at the cabin, except on Friday evenings during happy hour. The cabin follows a BYOB policy, with alcoholic beverages permitted during dinners and Friday happy hours. All guests must provide their own food by transporting it, shopping in nearby communities, or utilizing restaurants. An onsite manager will help coordinate cooking and cleaning times in the communal kitchen. The kitchen is well-stocked with condiments, spices, dishes, and cookware (including a crockpot, rice cooker, food processor, blender, microwave). An outdoor grill and charcoal are also available for guest use. There is a guest refrigerator, a small freezer, and cubbies for dry goods.
Overnight guests must bring their own linens or rent a top and bottom bed sheet, pillowcase, and towel. Blankets are available. A sleeping bag can be used with a fitted bottom sheet and pillowcase.
Pets and smoking are prohibited at Fire Island Cabin. There is complimentary WiFi and outlets.
Cabin Manager is available by phone 9-11 a.m. daily from May 27 – October 7 at 631-583-5366.
The Appalachian Mountain Club-Fire Island Cabin (AMC-FIC) is accessible only by the Fire Island (FI) Ferries from Bay Shore, Long Island. The closest ferry to AMC-FIC is the ferry to Atlantique. The walk from the ferry landing to the cabin is approximately 10 minutes east. Farther away, but still walkable, are ferries that arrive at Dunewood, Fair Harbor, or Ocean Beach. For FI Ferry schedule and ticket details, visit their website or call 631-665-3600. Ferry tickets can be purchased at the on-site ticket counter with CASH ONLY. Alternatively, download their app to buy tickets in advance by credit card.
Directions to the ferry
Car: Take the Long Island Expressway to the FI Ferries’ Bay Shore Marina Terminal located at 99 Maple Avenue in Bay Shore. You can park your car at the ferry or at a nearby lot. Visit Town of Islip for details on municipal city-owned lots.
Train: Take the LIRR to Bay Shore (Babylon Line). From the LIRR it is a 20-25 minute walk to the Bay Shore Marina Terminal or take David Taxi’s for $5 (cash only).
The cabin is located on a barrier island. We have waterfront property on the Great South Bay, where guests go out in sail boats, kayaks, and canoes. A two-minute walk brings you to miles and miles of a white sand beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Walk to many interesting communities, including the Sunken Forest.
An exciting variety of events and activities are planned, and cabin guests are welcome and encouraged to participate. There is no additional charge. Click here for a list of events.
There are also many restaurants in Ocean Beach – about a 15-minute walk or take the water taxi.