• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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Cooperating Association

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, Eastern National 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.

Eastern National is proud to provide the Passport to Your National Parks® iPhone app for all who enjoy America's national parks! And, we have plans to make it available for other smart phone devices in the future.

Did You Know?

WWII dog trainers at Cat Island, Mississippi located at Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Because of the tropical-like conditions, the U. S. Army established the Cat Island War Dog Training Camp in south Mississippi during World War II. A variety of dog breeds were trained to guard, deliver messages, and attack the enemy. Cat Island is part of Gulf Islands National Seashore.