November 21, 2017
Temporary Road and Facility Closures
Road and Facility Closures
Temporary Road Closures:
Fort Pickens Road and Highway 399 are closed due to the impacts of Hurricane Nate.
Temporary Facility Closures:
Fort Pickens Campground is closed.
Seasonal Facility Closures:
There are currently no seasonal facility closures.
The area within 500 feet of the Chimney Site on Horn Island is closed to the public. Construction materials uncovered during Deep Horizon Oil Spill clean up has been removed. However, because this site is frequently changed by winds and waves the area remains closed. Further testing will be done to explore future opening of the area.
Each year, beginning in mid-March and ending in late summer, the park plays host to several species of ground nesting shorebirds such as Least Terns, Snowy and Wilson's Plovers, and Black skimmers. During this time, areas around active nests are temporarily closed to visitors and speed limits are reduced to 20 miles per hour (mph). Visit our Bird Nesting page for a full listing of closures.
Last updated: November 21, 2017