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.
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?
Did you know that two thirds of Gulf Islands National Seashore is under water? The largest, most common, mammal in this underwater realm is the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin.