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.
Blueway Trail Dedication at Perdido Key
Contact: Susan Teel, 850-934-2618
Gulf Islands National Seashore Announces Dedication of Blueway Trail at Perdido Key
Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown announced today a dedication for a Blueway trail for canoes and kayaks at Perdido Key Area of the national seashore. A 2-hour ranger led paddle along the Blueway will follow the ribbon cutting on Saturday November 17. Participants should meet at 10:00 am at the canoe launch area immediately north of Rosamond Johnson Beach. Participants should also provide their own canoe or kayak for the 2-hour paddle. "Funding for the 5.5 -mile Blueway was provided by a grant from the National Park Foundation and includes a trail exhibit, signage and trail brochure," said Brown.
Superintendent Brown encourages everyone to visit the Seashore to join us for our dedication of the Blueway. For more information call the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at (850) 934-2600 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/guis.Follow us on Twitter @gulfislandsnps to receive messages or "tweets" on park programs and information.
Did You Know?
Because of the tropical-like conditions, the U. S. Army established the Cat Island War Dog Training Camp in south Mississippi during World War II. A variety of dog breeds were trained to guard, deliver messages, and attack the enemy. Cat Island is part of Gulf Islands National Seashore.