• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

Fees & Reservations

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.

Gulf Islands National Seashore is seeking comments on proposed nationwide fee increase.
The National Park Service has established a new nationwide entrance fee rate structure, with a goal for all national parks to implement the new rates by 2017. Please read the Gulf Islands National Seashore press release and submit your comments. Download Frequently Asked Questions Document OR Make Comments>>

Seven Day Entrance Pass:
Covers the entrance fee for Perdido Key, Fort Pickens, and Santa Rosa (Opal Beach) 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.

$3 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.

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



Gulf Islands National Seashore Specialized Annual Passes:
After Hours Pass and Boat Launch

Davis Bayou Annual Boast Launch Pass

Admits one boat per day


Night Owl Pass for after hours access.

More Information>>

Admits a vehicle with less than 15 passengers or up to 4 individuals



America the Beautiful-
The National Parks and Federal Lands Use Passes
An entrance pass for national parks and federal lands open to recreational use.
Permits up to 4 individuals or per vehicle with less than 15 passenger capacity.

Annual Pass- End of month a year after purchase.

For purchase by anyone. More>>


Senior Pass- Lifetime Pass

For purchase by U.S. citizens who are 63 years of age or older. Must show a photo identification with birthdate for verification. More>>
Admits up to 4 individuals or per vehicle with less than 15 passenger capacity.


Access Pass- Lifetime Pass

For visitors with disabilities that severely limit one or more major life activities. More>>


Active Duty Military (Must be active military or dependent.

For active duty military and their dependents. More>>



Davis Bayou Camping, Boat Launch and Dump Station Use

Make Reservations at http://www.reserveamerica.com

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 http://www.reserveamerica.com

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



Naval Live Oaks Youth Group Tent Camping

10-25 person occupancy per night


26-40 person occupancy per night



Special Park Uses: Pavilion Rental
Please pay with two checks, since the $50 administration fees in not refundable.

Email us to check pavilion availability or call 850-934-2605.

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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