• 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.

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.

Draft General Management Plan/Evironmental Impact Statement


To comment electronically on General Management Plan go to Planning, Environmental and Public Comment (PEPC) page.

Did You Know?

15-inch Rodman cannon has a black barrel and maroon colored carriage.  It is located on Fort Massachusetts at Gulf Islands N S.

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.