Horn Island

Operating Hours:

Open unless posted otherwise

Things to Do:

This island is a designated wilderness zone, accessible by private boat only, which makes it ideal for wildlife viewing, especially bird watching. Visitors may primitive camp on the island; however groups of 10 or more must obtain a permit prior to their arrival. Visit our pets page to learn about visiting Gulf Islands National Seashore areas with your pets.

Entrance Fees:

There is no entrance fee for Mississippi Areas of the national seashore.

Safety:

There are no facilities or services, including lifeguards, on Horn Island.

Visiting Wilderness Areas:

In 1978 Congress designated Horn and Petit Bois Islands - among the few undeveloped barrier isalnds on the Gulf Coast - as wilderness areas. Uncommon species of birds, animals, and marine life are protected here. These areas also preserve the land's natural conditions and provide opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation; benefiting generations to come.

Before visiting Horn and Petit Bois Islands, ask a ranger about wilderness area regulations and the difficulties of visiting places without water, shelter, facilities, or communication. Park rangers can help you plan. Please practice Leave No Trace principles.

Directions:

Horn Island is only accessible via private boat. If traveling in your private vessel consult navigational charts. Visit our Getting Around page for information on hiring a licensed private charter boat.

For more information call 228-230-4100.
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Last updated: May 15, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

Phone:

(850) 934-2600

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