• 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 »

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?

The arches at Fort Massachusetts are made of red and tan bricks.

Gulf Islands National Seashore's Fort Massachusetts, on West Ship Island 12 miles off the Mississippi coastline, was covered by the 30-foot storm surge from Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. The fort has been reopened to the public.