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.
Full Moon Walk
Contact: Susan Blair, 850-934-2618
Contact: Steamer Lawhead, 850-934-2629
Gulf Islands National Seashore Announces
Gulf Islands National Seashore will offer an opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moonrise from Langdon Beach Superintendent Dan Brown said today. Join a park ranger for an hour-long program celebrating the night sky and natural history of the Seashore. On Monday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. Meet at Langdon Beach parking area and be prepared for a short walk along the beach in the soft sand. Participants can bring a blanket or chair to sit on during the program.
Superintendent Brown encourages everyone to come visit the Seashore and join us for our full moon walk. The programs are free; however, there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens Area. For additional information about this program or other programs offered at the Seashore, call the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at (850) 934-2600 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/guis.
Did You Know?
In 1828, John Q. Adams designated the Naval Live Oaks Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore as the first United States tree farm. Live oak trees are known for their incredible density and resistance to disease. They provided durable wood for the construction of early naval vessels.