• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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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?

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.