Campgrounds

A blue and yellow tent is setup among pine trees, in the background a group of people gather around an open car trunk.
Camping is a great way to experience the national seashore.

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Gulf Islands National Seashore maintains two developed campgrounds, one in Mississippi and one in Florida. Each campground offers water, grill/fire rings, restrooms, and picnic tables. We highly recommend all reserving a campsite well in advance by visiting www.recreation.gov or calling 1-877-444-6777. You cannot make reservations by calling the park.

For more information on reservations please visit our Permits and Reservations page.

 

Davis Bayou Campground - Mississippi

The Davis Bayou Campground near Ocean Springs, Mississippi has 51 sites. Each site is $22 per night and some sites can accommodate recreational vehicles up to 45 feet long. All sites have water and electricity. The bathhouse has restrooms and hot showers. Campers (to include by not limited to groups, families, individuals) at the Davis Bayou Campground may stay no more than 30 days annually, and no more than 14 days during the campground's peak period of January 1 through March 31. Two sites are wheelchair accessible.
 

Fort Pickens Campground - Florida

The Fort Pickens Campground is located near Pensacola, Florida and has 200 campsites, ranging in length from 16 feet to 50 feet, and one group tent site. All sites are $26.00 a night with water, electricity, grills/fire rings, and picnic tables. Restrooms and dump stations are nearby. Park entrance fees are not included in camping reservations. Campers who have Golden Age/Interagency Senior and Golden Access/Interagency Access Pass holders receive a 50% discount.

Campers (to include but not limited to individuals, groups, families) at the Fort Pickens Campground may stay no more than 42 days annually, and no more than 14 days during the campground's peak period of March 1 through Labor Day. All stays during the year are counted towards these limits. From Labor Day through the month of February, campers may stay up to 14 day increments with a 48 hour absence required.

Bona-fide groups may reserve the group campsite at the Fort Pickens Campground for tent camping only. There is no electricity, and only tents are allowed. There are picnic tables, 2 grills, restrooms, outdoor showers (cold water only) and a large fire ring. The cost per night is $20 for 10-25 campers, and $30 for 26-40 campers.

The Fort Pickens Road can flood at anytime causing a closure of the road and campground. Alerts are posted at the top of this page and a hotline (850-934-2656) is updated when closures occur.
 

Naval Live Oaks Youth Group Campsite - Florida

Visit our Permits and Reservations page to learn more about reserving the Naval Live Oaks Youth Group Campsite located near Gulf Breeze, Florida.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

Phone:

(850) 934-2600
Contact Gulf Islands National Seashore Headquarters by phone.

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