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 Pay Scale
The salary for open water lifeguards at Gulf Islands NS depends on qualifications and experience.
Lifeguard GS-3: 6 months of general experience--$14.09 an hour
Lifeguard GS-4: 6 months general experience and 6 months specialized experience--$14.50 an hour
Lead Lifeguard GS-5: 1 year equivalent to at least a GS-4--$15.24
Did You Know?
Of the seven species of sea turtles, four species nest at Gulf Islands National Seashore. Sea turtle hatchlings instinctively head for areas of brighter light. Artificial lighting causes thousands of hatchling deaths each year.