• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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  • 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.

Bicycling Information

A female visitor on her bike is next to the Live Oaks Bicycle Route sign.

Cyclist on the Live Oaks
Bicycle Route in Ocean Springs, MS

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Mississippi District

Mississippi's 15.5 mile round-trip Live Oaks Bicycle Route connects the Davis Bayou Area of the Seashore to the town of Ocean Springs at the Old Louisville and Nashville Train Depot. Follow the green and white bike-route signs on the right side of the city streets. Live Oaks Bicycling Route maps are available at the Gulf Islands Visitor Contact Station and the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce.

A female visitor  rides her bike on a paved bike path.

Cycling on the paved bike path at the Naval Live Oaks Area, FL

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Florida District

Naval Live Oaks

Visitors can cycle on the paved 2.5 mile section of the 40-mile bike loop that is adjacent to U. S. Highway 98.

Fort Pickens

The designated bike lane starts at the entrance to Fort Pickens up to the Ranger Station and is approximately four miles. The Florida Historical Trail starts from behind Battery Langdon and has an oyster shell top and goes to the Fort which is approximately three miles.

J. Earle Bowden Way (Santa Rosa District)

There is a designated bike lane that is approximatley seven miles in length.

Visitors can cycle on a paved road from the entrance gate to the end of the Perdido Key Road. Round-trip is approximately 5 miles.

Did You Know?

Visitors observe a sand castle on Perdido Key Beach in Florida.

Gulf Islands National Seashore's barrier island habitats, offshore waters, and submerged resources offer a variety of recreational opportunities for people year-round.