Operating Hours & Seasons

All Visitor Centers will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

Small boat anchor at the beach at West Ship Island.

Small boats anchor at the beach on West Ship Island.

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All of the Mississippi islands in the Seashore are open to park visitation unless posted.

Davis Bayou Area

William M. Colmer Visitor Center 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Sunday

Visitor Center Grounds 8:00 am - sunset.

West Ship Island 7:00 am - sunset.

Fort Massachusetts 10:00 am - 4:30 pm (Summer) or 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Spring) closed in Fall until March.

A ranger describes the significance of Fort Barrancas casemate to a park visitor.

A ranger explains the significance of Fort Barrancas to a park visitor.

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All areas of the Florida District are open year-round unless posted. Operating hours vary seasonally and from unit to unit. Visitors with back country camping permits for the Perdido Key Area or Night Owl permits for Fort Pickens or Perdido Key Areas may access those places after evening closures.

Fort Pickens Area is open daily from 7:00 am until sunset.

Fort Pickens Visitor Center, Bookstore, and Museum are open: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily

Naval Live Oaks picnic area and trails are open daily 8:00 am - sunset.

Naval Live Oaks Headquarters and Administrative Offices are open 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday.

Fort Barrancas and Visitor Center open: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Advanced Redoubt - Scheduled tours are offered throughout the year. Please call 850-934-2600 for more information.

Okaloosa Area (Day Use Only) 8:00 am - sunset.

Santa Rosa Area (Day Use Only) 8:00 am - sunset.

Perdido Key Area (Day Use Only) 8:00 am - sunset (Extended hours for primitive camping and fishing permits).

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