Johnson Beach Road Closure Planned Ahead of Storms

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Date: May 3, 2017
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 850-934-2600

Gulf Breeze, Fla. - Gulf Islands National Seashore officials announce the closure of Johnson Beach Road beyond the Johnson Beach parking lot and the Star Pavilion parking lot on Thursday and Friday, May 4 & 5, 2017.  The closures will enable park maintenance crews to clear sand from the roadway and parking areas that accumulated after Sunday evening’s wind event and anticipated accumulation caused by forecasted storms this evening.


The roadway and parking areas will reopen as soon as work is completed.  Visitors can monitor the parks temporary closure page https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/tempclosures.htm, call the road hotline (850) 934-2656, or follow the park on Twitter (@GulfIslands_NPS) for updates on road status.  Fort Pickens Road is scheduled to remain open, but may be closed if conditions warrant.

About Gulf Islands National Seashore: Created in 1971, the national seashore stretches 160 miles along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and Mississippi, and includes barrier islands, maritime forests, historic forts, bayous, and marine habitat. Visit us at www.nps.gov/guis, on Facebook www.facebook.com/GulfIslandsNPS, Twitter www.twitter.com/GulfIslands_NPS, Instagram www.Instagram.com/GulfIslandsNPS.

About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice and Twitter www.twitter.com/natlparkservice.
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Last updated: May 3, 2017

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