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National Seashore Releases 2018 Superintendent’s Compendium

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Date: February 2, 2018
Contact: Brent Everitt, 850-934-2600

Gulf Breeze, Fla. – Superintendent Dan Brown has released the annual Superintendent’s Compendium for 2018. The compendium is a comprehensive listing of how federal regulations and policies are implemented at the national seashore. Each year the management team of the national seashore reviews the current compendium and makes changes based on changing conditions, operations, community and visitor comments received throughout the year, and resource issues.

This year the compendium has been updated with the new regulations related to the Fort Pickens Campground and operating hours at the Fort Pickens and Perdido Key Areas. Campground regulations are now in line with the operational plan released in October 2017 to establish a tent only camping area. The operating hours at Fort Pickens and Perdido Key Areas are a minor adjustment on the hours established in 2017. 

Starting on March 1, 2018, last entry into the Fort Pickens and Perdido Key Areas will be at 8:00 pm and all visitors, except registered campers at the Fort Pickens Campground, will need to be out of the areas by 9:00 pm. This change will allow for better law enforcement coverage of the areas, and hopefully reduce occurrences of vandalism and damage to park resources. “We are committed to providing safe access to all park areas while protecting park resources,” said Superintendent Dan Brown.

The Superintendent’s Compendium as well as an overview of park regulations is available online at

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Last updated: February 6, 2018

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