Fort Pickens Area

Operating Hours:

March 1 - October 31: 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (last entry at 8:00 p.m.)
November 1 - February 28: 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Historic Fort: 8:00 a.m. to sunset
Bookstore & Discovery Center: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Campground Registration Office: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Things to Do:

Anchored by historic Fort Pickens and offers many recreation opportunities for visitors to enjoy including fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, birdwatching, picnicking, camping, historic structure tours, and ranger-led programs.

Explore the area's historic district, grab a bit to eat, or visit Langdon Beach using the trams service provided in the area in conjunction with the ferry. Trams run every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on days when the ferry is running. See the link below for ferry schedules.

Entrance Fees:

Visitors must pay an entrance fee.


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. There are water-filling stations throughout the area, but there are no food service options.


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.

For more information call (850) 934-2600

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Last updated: June 25, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563


(850) 934-2600

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