Plan Your Visit
Welcome to Gulf Islands National Seashore. All areas of the seashore are open to the public unless posted. Learn about the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Visitors can plan their trip to either the Florida District or to the Mississippi District. Each district provides recreation, barrier islands, salt marshes, historic structures and wildlife along the Gulf of Mexico.
Did You Know?
The 2nd Regiment of Louisiana Native Guards trained on Ship Island and became the first black unit on April 9, 1863 on the Gulf Frontier. They met Confederate forces in battle during a raid on Pascagoula, MS.