Each campground and campground loop is unique and offers different experiences. Explore the options below before making your reservation on recreation.gov to ensure you're choosing the right site for the perfect camping adventure.
Need to know before you arrive:
- Check out by 11 a.m.
- Campgrounds are closed to non-camper use and non-camper vehicle traffic from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- Quiet times are observed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- No more than two vehicles can be parked at a campsite at once this includes trailers, passenger vehicles, and RVs. Additional vehicles must be parked in overflow parking area.
- Fires may be built in permanent grills (charcoal only) or fire rings at designated sites.
- Portable grills may be used at designated campsites by registered campers at the Ft. Pickens and Davis Bayou campgrounds. All burned and unburned material from portable grills must be placed in park service provided ash receptacles or removed from the area.
- Pets are not allowed on the Florida beaches, the Fort Pickens ferry and fishing piers, the Mississippi islands, the Ship Island pier, in forts, batteries, pavilions, or other facilities.
- Smoking of all sources including but not limited to e-cigarettes, hookahs, or vape pens are prohibited in all government buildings, including but not limited to the bathhouses, restrooms, forts and batteries.
- All food and coolers should be stored inside vehicles away from wildlife.
- Grey water, shower tents and rinsing of vehicles is prohibited in the park.
- Campers are not allowed to hang food bags, trash, string lights, clothes lines, hammocks, or other equipment from the trees, vegetation or park electrical equipment.
- Portable air conditioning units used for tents or outside are not allowed.
For questions and concerns involving camping registration, rules and reservations in Gulf Islands National Seashore please contact:
Supervisory Revenue and Fee Business Specialist
Gulf Islands National Seashore