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.
Airport service is available through regional and international airports. Please check the following websites for more information.
Pensacola Regional Airport, Pensacola, FL
Okaloosa Regional Airport, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Mobile Regional Airport, Mobile, AL
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Gulfport-Biloxi, MS
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, New Orleans, LA
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.