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.
For information on the group campground at the Davis Bayou Area located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi call 1-228-875-3962.
Did You Know?
The Third System fortifications consisted of 42 forts built between 1816 and 1870. They were used to guard all the principal harbors, rivers, and naval yards of the United States. Only the Advanced Redoubt of Fort Barrancas at Gulf Islands National Seashore was built entirely for land defense.