Boat-In backcountry camping is allowed at the Perdido Key Area in Florida and in Mississippi on Petit Bois, West Petit Bois, and Horn islands, as well as the National Park Service owned portion of Cat Island under the following conditions:
Camping Suspended on Ship Island
Ship Island (formerly known as East and West Ship Islands) was reconnected by the US Army Corps of Engineers earlier this year as part of the Mississippi Coastal Improvement Projects. Though the island has been reconnected, the restored area and the area formerly known as East Ship Island remain an active construction area. For visitor safety, camping and beach fires will not be permitted on the area formerly known as East Ship Island and no visitor use will be permitted in the restored area until construction is completed in Spring 2021. The National Park Service is developing a comprehensive plan for Ship Island to be implemented in 2021.
Last updated: March 18, 2019