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 26 - October 6, 2023
Hot outdoor showers
Free kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddleboards
Library and board games
No pets allowed
Meals & Amenities
Nearby Trails & Activities
Events & Resources
During the July/August peak season, you may reserve only one July weekend and one August weekend. Consecutive weekends are prohibited.
Weekends are a 2-night package (arrive Friday, depart Sunday).
Memorial and Labor Day weekends are a 3-night package (arrive Friday, depart Monday).
Weekdays have no minimum stay requirements: guests can book a single night up to 5 consecutive nights, Sunday through Thursday (departing Friday) or Monday through Thursday after a holiday weekend.
Weekend Stays & Rates
Check-in: 2 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
2-night minimum: Arrive Friday, depart Sunday
Member $170, Non-member $210 for 2 nights
Memorial & Labor Day Weekends
3-night minimum: Arrive Friday, depart Monday
Member $255, Non-member $315 for 3 nights
Memorial Day Weekend is a family event*:
Child Member $120, Non-member $144 for 3-nights
Children aged 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult; no children under age 6 permitted
Children over 12 pay the adult rate
*No children under 18 on weekends except during Memorial Day family weekend or as weekend day guests
1-night stay for day guest, when unoccupied bunk is available
Same-day reservation is made on-site with the Cabin manager (not the AMC Contact Service Center)
Member $100, Non-member $120 per weekend night
Midweek Stays & Rates
No minimums**: Book a single night or up to 5 consecutive nights Sunday-Thursday (depart Friday)
Check-in: 2 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
**Exception: midweek begins on Monday after Memorial and Labor Day weekends
Member $60/night, Non-member $75/night
Child Member $40/night, Child non-member $48/night
Children under age 18 are welcome on all midweek days
Children age 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult; no children under age 6 permitted
Children over age 12 pay the adult rate
Midweek walk-ins welcome when unoccupied bunk is available
Same-day reservations can be made on-site with the Cabin manager or by calling the Contact Service Center
Pricing is the same as the midweek rates above
Member $25, Non-member $30
Day guests are welcome 10 a.m. to sundown, and may call the Cabin in advance or just show up. If you anticipate wanting to stay the night, call the Cabin at 631-583-5366 to determine bunk availability. Day guests can store belongings in the outdoor bayside bins or the day guest shed behind the Cabin.
The Cabin has two 11-bunk co-ed dorm rooms with mattresses, blankets and pillows. Overnight guests must bring their own linens or rent a top and bottom bed sheet, pillowcase and towel for $20. Blankets and pillows are provided. A sleeping bag is fine if accompanied by a fitted bottom sheet and pillowcase; without these, linen rental will be required.
Outdoor air is well-circulated within the cabin at all times via screened windows and ceiling fans. There is a large commercial kitchen and indoor eating area. There are two bathrooms, hot outdoor showers, decks, beach chairs and umbrellas, a hammock, yoga equipment, and a gazebo with a library and board games.
For water enthusiasts, there are sailboats (sunfish and sloops), kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddleboards. Guests may use sailboats if authorized in advance through our sailing program or during our instructional sail events. Because Fire Island Cabin is run by volunteers, all guests help with small chores, such as sweeping or emptying the dishwasher.
Weekend meals are communal and provided by volunteer managers who plan and shop for the menus. Guests share in food preparation and clean-up, as needed, under the guidance of managers. Meals include Friday happy hour, Saturday dinner, and self-serve continental breakfasts Saturday and Sunday. The meal schedule may be adjusted by Cabin managers to best align with weekend activities.
Sail weekends include lunch, and 3-day holiday weekends include an additional breakfast and dinner.
Midweek meals are not provided. Midweek guests provide their own food by transporting it, shopping in nearby communities, or utilizing restaurants. Midweek managers help coordinate cooking and cleaning times in the communal kitchen, which is stocked with condiments, spices, dishes and cookware (including a crockpot, rice cooker, food processor, blender, and microwave). There is also an outdoor grill available for overnight guests. Guests are encouraged to prepare simple meals to ensure everyone has kitchen time. There is a guest refrigerator, a small freezer, and cubbies for dry goods.
The Cabin has a BYOB policy with alcoholic beverages permitted at happy hour and dinner.
Smoking is prohibited on our property. No pets allowed. Cell phone calls can be made or received off-property only. There is free Wi-Fi and a place to charge cell phones.
Guests can store their luggage in outdoor bayside bins and enjoy our property before check-in or after check-out. Check-out is the time guests must vacate their bunks. Guests are welcome to stay on the premises after check-out to enjoy the day.
Individuals/parties of 9 or fewer: full refund less $10 per person per night for cancellations made 14 or more days prior to arrival date; no refunds for cancellations made fewer than 14 days prior to arrival date. Parties of 10 or more: full refund less $10 per person per night for cancellations made 30 or more days prior to arrival date; no refunds for cancellations made fewer than 30 days prior to arrival date.
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.