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.
General Management Plan
The current general management plan (GMP) was finalized in 1978 and no longer adequately addresses the issues facing the national seashore. A planning team has been formed to develop a new general management plan (GMP), which will guide the management of the national seashore for the next 15 to 20 years. In developing this plan, NPS staff will work closely with federal, state, and local agencies; interested parties; and the general public. We encourage and need your participation in the planning process.
Did You Know?
Two 19th-century 15-inch Rodman cannons are at Gulf Islands National Seashore. The bottle-shaped barrels were cooled from the inside out at the foundry to make them stronger than earlier cannon.