Partial Closure on Horn Island
Small portion of Horn Island, Mississippi, closed to entry due to discovery of asbestos and possible other bio hazards. Click on more for map and press release. More »
Shorebirds Nesting Near Roads - 20 mph
Shorebirds are nesting near roads and cross the road regularly. Observe posted speed limits and be alert for tiny birds on the roads. Last year 155 birds were killed on park roads, help us reduce the mortality rate of these beautiful birds and go slow.
West Ship Island Ferry Schedule
The passenger ferry to West Ship Island, MS operates spring through fall and leaves from the Gulfport Yacht Harbor at the intersection of U. S. Highways 90 and 49. Trips are subject to cancellation based on weather and number of passengers (25 people are needed to cruise). For more information call Ship Island Excursions at (228) 864-1014 or visit www.msshipisland.com.
Did You Know?
The stunning sugar white beaches of Gulf Islands National Seashore are composed of fine quartz eroded from granite in the Appalachian Mountains. The sand is carried seaward by rivers and creeks and deposited by currents along the shore.