The Gulf Coast Network (GULN) includes eight national parks. The network's geographic area encompasses the western third of Florida, all of Mississippi and Louisiana, the southeastern quarter of Texas, and extends up through the northwest corner of Alabama to Nashville, Tennessee.
These parks encompass a diversity of habitats, including barrier islands/seashores, coastal fresh to brackish marshes, bottomland hardwoods, cypress-tupelogum swamps, Mississippi River alluvial floodplain and loessal bluffs, rolling hill country and pastures, and the dry scrub/grasslands of Edwards Plateau.
Palo Alto Battlefield NHP
Where the first battle in the US-Mexican War took place, it contains an abundance of plant and animal life on a broad coastal prairie.
Padre Island National Seashore
The longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world. It's 70 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and tidal flats full of life.
Last updated: April 19, 2018