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.
National Park Week Free Admission April 22-26
Contact: Susan Teel, 850-934-2618
Gulf Islands National Seashore Announces National Park Week with Free Admission, April 22-26
The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will sponsor National Park Week 2013 from April 20 through 28 with free admission to all parks Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26. This year's theme, "Did you know…," offers the perfect opportunity for Americans to learn amazing and unique things about their 401 national parks. "From bike tours and concerts to whale watching and living history encampments, the full schedule of National Park Week events offers something for everyone," said Director Jarvis. "Whether you want to learn, relax, have fun, exercise, watch wildlife, or be inspired, there's a park for you."
"National Park Week is a great time to experience all that our national parks have to offer," said Neil Mulholland, president and CEO of the National Park Foundation. "Did you know it is also the perfect time to become an active steward of these extraordinary places? Together, we can ensure that they remain vibrant and relevant for generations to come."
Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Brown encourages everyone to visit the seashore to join us for National Park Week. 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?
The Third System fortifications consisted of 42 forts built between 1816 and 1870. They were used to guard all the principal harbors, rivers, and naval yards of the United States. Only the Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas at Gulf Islands National Seashore was built entirely for land defense.