• 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.

Our Staff & Offices

Gulf Islands National Seashore is located in Florida and Mississippi. Employees work either in the divisions of maintenance, resource management protection, ranger activities, interpretation and education, and administration. Park volunteers are essential for the operation of the Seashore. District offices are located in Gulf Breeze, FL and in Ocean Springs, MS.

For information call 850-934-2600 (FL) or 228-875-0823, ext 100 (MS).

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.