There is always something happening at the seashore. Rangers give a variety of programs; birds and butterflies stop on the islands during their migratory journeys; when the moon is full it rises over the eastern horizon while the sun sets in the west; dolphins swim next to the tour boats taking passengers to West Ship Island. Look at the links on the side navigational bar on the side for more details.
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.