Fort Pickens Area

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Operating Hours

March 1 - October 31: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November 1 - February 28: 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Overnight parking is not permitted year-round.



Year-round:
Fort Pickens: 8 a.m. to sunset
Bookstore: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Discovery Center (Visitor Center): 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Campground Registration Office: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Passport Stamp Locations: Fort Pickens Bookstore and Discovery Center

Facilities

Fort Pickens Discovery Center: Explore indoor exhibits on the natural environment, wildlife, and history or talk to a ranger.
Langdon Beach Pavilion: This swim beach features a picnic pavilion, restrooms, and parking.
Battery Worth Picnic Pavilion: This sound-side pavilion offers shaded picnic tables, parking, and restrooms.
Mine Storeroom: This restored historic structure has exhibits and a snack bar (currently closed.)
Historic Fort Pickens - Explore the fort on your own or attend a program.
Historic Life-Saving Station (Campground Office) - The only ranger station in the park.

Directions

Fort Pickens Area Map

From Interstate 10: Take Exit 12 for I-110 South, exit 1B Gregory Street East, merge onto 30 E Chase Street, turn left onto Bayfront Parkway /Hwy 98 East, merge onto Hwy 399 to beaches, cross toll bridge ($1.00), turn right onto Fort Pickens Road.

Fort Pickens 1400 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

Plan Your Visit

  • This area requires an entrance fee. Credit cards only.
  • There is no transportation or concessions provided in this area of the park.
  • No pets allowed on the beach. Pets must be on a six-foot leash and attended to at all times.
  • Fish from the Fort Pickens fishing pier, the only area of the park a fishing license is not required.
  • The use of UTVs/ATVs, skateboards, scooters, golf carts, and segways are not allowed in the park.
  • Langdon Beach swim beach has a lifeguard assigned from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Accessible beach mats and wheelchairs are provided at Langdon Beach.
  • Swimming is allowed in all areas of the park except within 200 feet of the Fort Pickens fishing pier and the Fort Pickens ferry dock.
  • Check the weather, the area is at high risk for rip currents.
  • Rent a pavilion in advance.
  • Gatherings larger than 26 people may require permits.
 

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Last updated: June 9, 2022

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Gulf Breeze , FL 32563

Phone:

850 934-2600

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