Temporary Road and Facility Closures

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December 19, 2019

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Road and Facility Closures

Temporary Road Closures:

The Battery Cooper Loop Road at the Fort Pickens Area is closed.
Beach Parking Lot 17A will be closed intermittently through February 2020 for use as a staging area for the Asphalt Removal Project.

Temporary Facility Closures:

Little Langdon restrooms north of Battery Langdon are closed.
The Fort Pickens Campground Store is currently closed until further notice.

Seasonal Facility Closures:

There are currently no seasonal facility closures.


Restricted Access

Access to the Fort Barrancas Area, onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, is currently resticted to those with Department of Defense issued identification due to base security measures. For more information, please visit the Navy's website.

Area Closures

Ship Island Restoration Areas:

Ship Island (formerly known as East and West Ship Islands) was reconnected by the US Army Corps of Engineers earlier this year as part of the Mississippi Coastal Improvement Projects. Though the island has been reconnected, the restored area and the area formerly known as East Ship Island remain an active construction area. For visitor safety, camping and beach fires will not be permitted on the area formerly known as East Ship Island and no visitor use will be permitted in the restored area until construction is completed in Spring 2021. The National Park Service is developing a comprehensive plan for Ship Island to be implemented in 2021.

Bird Nesting:

Each year, beginning in early 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 25 miles per hour (mph).

Last updated: December 19, 2019

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Gulf Breeze, FL 32563


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