Temporary Road and Facility Closures

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December 11, 2020

This webpage is updated 1-2 times a week.

Most up to date Gulf Islands closure information posted on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Hurricane Zeta

Davis Bayou Nature's Way Trail and Ship Island pier and all associated developed areas of the island remain closed to the public due to damages caused by the storm.
 

Hurricane Sally

J. Earle Bowden Way, Highway 399 is closed to commercial vehicles and oversized vehicles, including RV's, trailers of any kind, buses and delivery trucks due to ongoing repairs. Only passenger sized vehicles allowed until further notice.

 

COVID 19 - Adaptive Recovery Plan

The Fort Pickens Discovery Center and William M. Colmer Visitor Center are currently closed. All ranger-led programs have been cancelled. No other closures are currently in place due to COVID-19.

 

Road and Facility Closures

Temporary Road Closures:

J. Earle Bowden Way, Highway 399 is closed to commercial vehicles and oversized vehicles, including RV's, trailers of any kind, buses and delivery trucks due to ongoing repairs. Only passenger sized vehicles allowed until further notice.

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 no seasonal facility closures at this time.

 

Area Closures

Fort Barrancas Area:

Due to the closure of NAS Pensacola, the Fort Barrancas Area, including all forts and facilities, is currently closed.

Ship Island Restoration Areas:

Ship Island (formerly known as East and West Ship Islands) was reconnected by the US Army Corps of Engineers in Spring 2019 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. Management of Ship Island once the project is completed was outlined in the park's General Management Plan issued in 2014.

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: March 1, 2021

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Mailing Address:

1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

Phone:

(850) 934-2600

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