• 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.


Gulf Islands National Seashore provides a variety of camping experiences. In the Mississippi District tent or recreational vehicles campers can experience a wooded area next to Davis Bayou. In the Florida District campers can experience tent or recreational vehicle camping on a barrier island where they can walk to the Gulf of Mexico or the Santa Rosa Sound from their sites. Sites ranging in length from 16 ft. for tent sites to 50 ft. for larger RVs. All sites have water, electricity, grills/fire rings, and picnic tables. Restrooms and dump stations are nearby.

There is a youth group campground at the Naval Live Oaks Area in Gulf Breeze, FL. Reservations can be made by calling 850-934-2622. For information about the group campsite at Fort Pickens Campground, or to make reservations, go to www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.

For information on the group campground at the Davis Bayou Area located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi call 1-228-875-3962.

Visitor at Naval Live Oaks Group Campground.
Enjoying the view at the Naval Live Oaks Group Campground in Gulf Breeze, FL. 
NPS photo

Did You Know?

The long roots of the sea oats help hold the dunes together.

The stunning sugar white beaches of Gulf Islands National Seashore are composed of fine quartz eroded from granite in the Appalachian Mountains. The sand is carried seaward by rivers and creeks and deposited by currents along the shore.