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.
Perdido Key Area
The Perdido Key Area, located on Johnson Beach Road off Florida Route 292 southwest of Pensacola, offers access to the Gulf of Mexico and white sandy beaches. There is a park entrance fee and groups may rent picnic shelters. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months. Beach wheelchairs are available. To protect park visitors, pets are not allowed on Florida Beaches.
Visitors may picnic, fish, hike, swim, bike, and primitive camp at this location. The Perdido Key Discovery Trail is an accessible elevated trail. Parking is available along the beach road unless otherwise posted.
There is free primitive camping on the eastern end of the key. Self registration forms are located at the outside of the Perdido Key Entrance Station and must be completed. Please read the camping rules on the back of the form and follow the Leave No Trace principles. The primitive camping area begins 1/2 mile beyond the east end of the paved road. Campers must hike through the sand. No camping allowed in the dunes or on vegetation.
For more information call 850-934-2600
Did You Know?
Did you know that two thirds of Gulf Islands National Seashore is under water? The largest, most common, mammal in this underwater realm is the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin.