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.
Summer Lecture Series
Contact: Susan Teel, 850-934-2618
Gulf Islands National Seashore Announces Summer Lecture Series
Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown announced today a summer lecture series in cooperation with the Florida Public Archaeology Network at the Fort Pickens Auditorium. All programs begin at 10:00 a.m.
July 16:Dr. William Lees, "Travelogue: Civil War in Florida"
July 23:Nicole Bucchino, "Talking Smack: Sailing Vessels of Pensacola's Fishing Industry"
July 30:Wayne Abrahamson, "Pirates of Pensacola and other Bandini along the Gulf Coast: Blockade Running in Pensacola"
August 6:Dr. Della Scott-Ireton, "Shipwrecks of Pensacola Bay"
The programs are free of charge; however, there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens Area. 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 daily messages or "tweets" on park programs and information.
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.