• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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  • 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 »

Park Areas That Are Closed

 
 



Horn Islands Closures Due to Hazardous Materials

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Map of Horn Island Closures

OSPREY CLOSURES ON THE MISSISSIPPI ISLANDS

Horn Island

· East Tip from the east end of the treeline to the east side of Arcturus Flats. Marking of this area is completed.

· Horseshoe Area, from the west end of Water's Pond the east side of the Horn Island Pier. This area is expected to be completed week of March 31.

· Ranger Lagoon, from 200 yards west side of the Horn Island Pier to the west end of the treeline at Ranger Lagoon. This area is expected to be completed week of March 31.

· Middle Ponds Area. This area is expected to be completed week of April 7th.

· Chimney Area, from the Chimney Site to the west end of the treeline. Posting is completed.

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East Ship Island

· East end of the forest line west to the western most break in the trees. To be completed week of April 7th.

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West Ship Island

· 300 yards around the Range Tower East of Fort Massachusetts. This area is currently delineated by red wire flags, signs will be installed shortly.

Did You Know?

Rare Kemp's Ridley sea turtle hatchling moving towards the Gulf.

Of the seven species of sea turtles, four species nest at Gulf Islands National Seashore. Sea turtle hatchlings instinctively head for areas of brighter light. Artificial lighting causes thousands of hatchling deaths each year.