• 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.

Volunteer

Gulf Islands National Seashore could not operate without our Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program. Each year volunteers donate over 23,000 hours using their talents and expertise to assist the Seashore in our mission of conserving natural and historical resources.

VIPs can choose from a variety of volunteer jobs including:

  • Assisting visitors in four visitor centers
  • Painting historic cannons
  • Designing and conducting information programs for the general public and school groups
  • Removing marine debris for the International Beach Cleanup
  • Answering visitor information requests
  • Campground hosting

If you are interested in volunteering in America's largest National Seashore please complete a volunteer application and mail it to the Volunteer Coordinator, Gulf Islands National Seashore, 1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563-5000.

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.