Fees & Passes

Ranger on Beach Program

Rangers talk about beach habitat on guided programs along the coast.

Gulf Islands National Seashore is committed to keeping the park affordable, but we also want to provide the visitors with the best experience.
~Gulf Islands National Seashore

Superintendent Dan Brown

One hundred percent of the fees collected at national parks are used by the park service for the improvement and maintenance of park facilities and programming. Eighty percent of the fees collected here are used to replace and improve facilities throughout this park.

Interested in visiting all your national parks and other federal land management areas?
Visit the America the Beautiful Pass site for information on
Annual, Senior, Military, and Access Passes to your national parks!
(Available at the Fort Pickens & Perdido Key Entrance Stations & the Davis Bayou Campground Office.)


Entrance Fees & Passes


Seven Day Entrance Pass:

Covers the entrance fee for all areas of Gulf Islands National Seashore for 1 to 7 days.

Per Person


Per Motorcycle


Private Vehicle (less than 15 passenger capacity)


Per Person for private vehicle with more than 15 passenger capacity.

$7 per person (limited to $25)


Gulf Islands National Seashore Annual Pass:
Covers all areas in Gulf Islands National Seashore charging an entrance fee until the end of the month one year after purchase. This pass can be purchased at the Fort Pickens Entrance Station, Perdido Key Entrance Station, and Davis Bayou Campground.

Admits up to 4 individuals or per vehicle with less than 15 passenger capacity.



Other Annual Passes:

Davis Bayou Annual Boat Launch Pass

Admits one boat per day



Camping & Facility Fees

The following fees are associated with camping inside the national seashore. For more information about making reservations visit our Permits & Reservations page and for more information about the sites please visit our Campgrounds page.


Davis Bayou Camping, Boat Launch and Dump Station Use

Make Reservations at Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777

1 site/night with 1-8 person occupancy


1 group site/night with 10-25 person occupancy


1 group site/night with 26-40 person occupancy


1 Day using the Davis Bayou Boat Launch
(Annual Boat Launch Pass is $20, see above)


1 Dump Use fee for non-registered campers.



Fort Pickens Campground

Make a reservation at Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777

1-8 person occupancy


Group site for 10-25 person occupancy


Group site for 26-40 person occupancy


Dump station use fee for non-registered campers



Special Uses Fees

The following fees are associated with special use permits. Please visit our Permits & Reservations page for more information. If you have additional questions contact the park's permits office via email or phone at (850) 934-2605.


Naval Live Oaks Youth Group Tent Camping

10-25 person occupancy per night


26-40 person occupancy per night



Special Park Uses: Pavilion Rental

Contact the Park Permit Office by email or call 850-934-2605 for availability.

Non-refundable application/administration fee


Non-routine maintenance recovery fee (refundable upon cancellation)



Special Park Uses: Commercial Group Entrance Fee Rate for 7 Days

Up to 6 person capacity vehicle
includes an additional fee per person.

$25 + $3/person

Commercial vehicle 7-25 capacity vehicle


Motor Coach: 26+ capacity



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