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.
Temporary Shower Facilities at the Fort Pickens Jetty Restroom
Contact: Susan Teel, 850-934-2618
Gulf Islands National Seashore to Remove Temporary Shower Facilities at the Fort Pickens Jetty Restroom
Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown has announced that the showers behind and attached to the Jetties restroom building at the Fort Pickens Area are repaired and operational. The Seashore will remove the temporary shower that had been placed next to the restroom to the north/sound side of the building.
"The Fort Pickens jetties are very popular with divers, and these showers are regularly used to rinse off diving equipment," Brown said."The temporary shower met a need but did not drain properly creating a mess. These improvements are designed to provide a cleaner and healthier environment for both the public and the terrestrial wildlife in the area." For more information on this or other programs, contact the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at 850-934-2600 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/guis.
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.