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.
Stargazing at Fort Pickens Area
Contact: Susan Teel, 850-934-2618
Contact: Stanley Lawhead, 850-934-2629
Gulf Islands National Seashore Announces Stargazing at Fort Pickens Area
Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown announced that stargazing programs will be held on Fridays, June 7, August 2, September 6, and October 4, 2013 from sunset to 10:00 p.m. at the Battery Worth picnic area located in the Fort Pickens Area.Weather permitting, volunteers from the Escambia Amateur Astronomers' Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing of the stars, planets and constellations.
Superintendent Brown encourages everyone to visit the Seashore to join us for our stargazing program.The program is free; however, there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens Area.For additional information about this program or others 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?
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.