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.
Lifeguard Job Opportunities
NOW RECRUITING FOR LIFEGUARD POSITIONS
Lifeguards are needed for the National Park Service lifeguard team at Gulf Islands National Seashore. Recruitement is underway for up to ten lifeguards in the Florida District and four lifeguards on West Ship Island for the Mississippi District. This seasonal job opportunity is a wonderful way to get experience in the National Park Service and to earn a salary. For more information please contact John Hunter, Water Safety Coordinator, at 850-916-5634 or 850-232-5883.
Gulf Islands offers a Junior Lifeguards Program see link for more information.
Did You Know?
The 2nd Regiment of Louisiana Native Guards trained on Ship Island and became the first black unit on April 9, 1863 on the Gulf Frontier. They met Confederate forces in battle during a raid on Pascagoula, MS.