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.
Located on board Pensacola Naval Air Station, the grounds of the Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas are open daily. A weekly one hour tour is scheduled each Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
The half mile (1/2) Trench Trail connects the Advanced Redoubt to the Fort Barrancas Visitor Center open daily from November through February 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and March through October 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For information call 850-455-5167.
Did You Know?
In 1828, John Q. Adams designated the Naval Live Oaks Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore as the first United States tree farm. Live oak trees are known for their incredible density and resistance to disease. They provided durable wood for the construction of early naval vessels.