Operating Hours & Seasons
All Visitor Centers will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
All of the Mississippi islands in the Seashore are open to park visitation unless posted.
Davis Bayou Area 6:00 am - 10:00 pm.Visitor Center 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Closed on Wednesday's and Thursdays.
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 and Fall).
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.
Naval Live Oaks 8:00 am - sunset.
Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. (New Visitor Center Hours starting April 7, 2013, Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
Fort Pickens Area is open daily from 7:00 am until sunset. Fort Pickens Visitor Center (Seasonal Hours) Fort Pickens Museum open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
March - October 9:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
November - February 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fort Barrancas and Fort Pickens Visitor Center (Seasonal Hours): Closed Monday - Thursday (4 days/week)
March - October 9:30 am - 4:45 pm.
November - February 8:30 am - 3:45 pm.
Tours given daily at 2:00 pm.
Advanced Redoubt tours at 11:00 on Saturdays
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 Night Owl permits).
Did You Know?
Gulf Islands National Seashore's Fort Massachusetts, on West Ship Island 12 miles off the Mississippi coastline, was covered by the 30-foot storm surge from Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. The fort has been reopened to the public.