• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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  • 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.

Park Fun

Enjoy the great outdoors and discover that great feeling when you move outside. Join other kids in other national parks who are taking part in the new "Let's Move Outside" program just for you. Ride your bike with your friends; camp with your family; look for wildlife; explore old forts; walk on the beach; look for shells; swim in the Gulf of Mexico; try your luck fishing; take a passenger ferry to West Ship Island; become a Junior Ranger! Gulf Islands National Seashore has plenty of fun activities

Did You Know?

A view of the Advanced Redoubt drawbridge.

The Third System fortifications consisted of 42 forts built between 1816 and 1870. They were used to guard all the principal harbors, rivers, and naval yards of the United States. Only the Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas at Gulf Islands National Seashore was built entirely for land defense.