• 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 »

  • 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.


Books and merchandise are displayed at the Fort Barrancas bookstore.

Staff members sell books and merchandise to enhance park visits.


Eastern National operates four sales outlets at Gulf Islands National Seashore. Three are located in the Florida District at Fort Pickens Visitor Center; Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center in Gulf Breeze; at Fort Barrancas Visitor Center on board Pensacola Naval Air Station. In the Mississippi District at Davis Bayou Visitor Center in Ocean Springs.

Bookstores sell orientation, history, and natural history books and other merchandise that enhance park visits and future ones. Eastern National, a 501(c)3 cooperating association and eParks.com, its e-commerce website, was formed to support the educational, interpretive and conservation programs of the National Park Service.

Over the years, our donations have funded special events, signage for trails and exhibits, publications, interpretive programs, research grants, internships, the purchase of historical artifacts, park programs for kids, reenactments, interpretive exhibits and much more. To date, Eastern National has donated over $95 million to support the national parks.

Did You Know?

Live oak trees are strong and durable.

In 1828, John Q. Adams designated the Naval Live Oaks Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore as the first United States tree farm. Live oak trees are known for their incredible density and resistance to disease. They provided durable wood for the construction of early naval vessels.