Partial Closure on Horn Island
Small portion of Horn Island, Mississippi, closed to entry due to discovery of asbestos and possible other bio hazards. Click on more for map and press release. More »
Shorebirds Nesting Near Roads - 20 mph
Shorebirds are nesting near roads and cross the road regularly. Observe posted speed limits and be alert for tiny birds on the roads. Last year 155 birds were killed on park roads, help us reduce the mortality rate of these beautiful birds and go slow.
Be A Junior Ranger
This program is offered to children ages 6-11. To meet the Junior Ranger requirements, kids need to attend complete the Junior Ranger Handbook or pick up a booklet at one of the Parks Visitor Center's located at Fort Pickens, Naval Live Oaks, or Fort Barrancas in the Florida District, and Davis Bayou in the Mississippi District. During the off-season, when the park does not offer as many ranger-led programs, an extra activity in the handbook will count as a ranger-led program. Each age group has different requirements. Once the requirements are completed, bring the handbook to a Park Visitor Center and he/she will receive a Junior Ranger badge! The program provides a great opportunity for kids to learn about the biology and history of the National Seashore. It's fun, rewarding, and free!
Did You Know?
Did you know that two thirds of Gulf Islands National Seashore is under water? The largest, most common, mammal in this underwater realm is the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin.