Fort Pickens Area

Fort Pickens Sign at Sunset
The Fort Pickens Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore.

NPS Photo

Fort Pickens Area is open daily and is accessible by car. The area is anchored by the historic Fort Pickens built in the 1830s and offers many recreation opportunities for visitors to enjoy including fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, birdwatching, picnicking, camping, historic structure tours, and ranger-led programs. Visitors must pay an entrance fee to use the Fort Pickens Area.

Fort Pickens Road Information:

Fort Pickens Road is subject to flooding during rain events or from storm surge which may cause closure and evacuation of the Fort Pickens Area on short notice. During bird nesting season the speed limit will be posted at 20 mph to protect nesting birds.


Lifeguards are on duty 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. during the summer season at Langdon Beach.

The visitor center at Fort Pickens hosts a bookstore, and a museum is located near the historic fort.

A snack bar is open during the summer season on the sound side of the Fort Pickens Museum.

Food services and limited camping supplies will be available at the campground store near the entrance to the campground year-round.

For more information call (850) 934-2600
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Last updated: January 7, 2016

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1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563


(850) 934-2600

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