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Gulf Islands NS consists of eleven separate units stretching along 150 miles from West Ship Island in Mississippi to the eastern tip of Santa Rosa Island in Florida. There are sparkling blue waters, magnificent snowy-white beaches, fertile coastal marshes, and dense maritime forests. Also in the seashore are prehistoric shell mounds and fortifications dating from the 1820s up to the 1940s. Nature, history, and recreational opportunities abound in this national treasure.

   

CONTACTS

Email - terry_colby-ghiatis@nps.gov

Fax- 850-932-9654

Write to
1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561-5000

- or -
3500 Park Road
Ocean Springs, MS 39564-9709

Phone
Visitor Information - 850-934-2600
Visitor Information - 228-875-9057

TRAVEL BASICS

Operating Hours, Seasons
The park is open year-round, although operating hours vary seasonally and from unit to unit.

 

CAMPING

Davis Bayou Campground
Open All Year
51 sites, each with hookups for water and electricity. A bathhouse is centrally located in the campground with hot showers, telephone and a dump station. The campground uses the self-registration system. Campsites are on a first come-first served basis. Campground visits are limited to a maximum of 30 nights per calendar year per camping party.
For More Information on this campground please call 228-875-9057

Fort Pickens Campground
Make Reservations by Phone at 1-800-365-CAMP
Open All Year
Located on the west end of Santa Rosa Island, south of Pensacola. Campsites feature paved parking pads, picnic tables, grills, water and electric hook-ups, and are located in an area which includes grass, pine and oak trees. The Gulf of Mexico and Pensacola Bay are a short walking distance from the campground. Overnight stays are limited to 30 days per calendar year, with no more than 14 days between March 1 and Labor Day.
For More Information on this campground please call 850-934-2621

Fort Pickens Group Area
Make Reservations by Phone at 1-800-365-CAMP
Open All Year
Overnite use of the Fort Pickens Group Tenting Area is limited to organized groups. There is a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 40 people allowed. The Group Area has flush toilets, unheated showers and no electrical outlets in the bathrooms. Also available are grills and picnic tables.
For More Information on this campground please call 850-934-2622

Naval Live Oaks Youth Group Tent Area
Open All Year
Overnite use of the Naval Live Oaks Group Tenting Area is limited to organized youth groups comprised primarily of young people under the age of 18. Youths (17 years of age or younger) using the area will be supervised by one adult for every 10 youth in the group. There is a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 40 people allowed. The Group area has flush toilets, unheated showers and no electrical outlets in the bathrooms. Also available are grills, picnic tables and a fire circle.
For More Information on this campground please call 850-934-2622

FACILITIES

Visitor Centers
FORT BARRANCAS VISITOR CENTER
Open All Year
Phone - 850-455-5167
Location - Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida
Closures - Closed Christmas Day.

FORT PICKENS VISITOR CENTER
Open All Year
Phone - 850-934-2635
Location - Pensacola Beach, Florida
Closures - Closed Christmas Day.

NAVAL LIVE OAKS VISITOR CENTER
Open All Year 8:00-5:30
Phone - 850-934-2600
Location - Gulf Breeze, Florida
Closures - Closed Christmas Day.

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Gulf Islands National Seashore.
 Campgrounds Near Gulf Islands National Seashore:
Leisure Lake Resort, Biloxi, 7 miles away
Lakeview RV Resort, Saucier, 7 miles away
Martin's Lake Resort, Biloxi, 9 miles away
POW Camp, Saucier, 11 miles away
D'iberville RV Park, Biloxi, 11 miles away
Parker's Landing RV Park, Biloxi, 12 miles away
Rv-tel Of Ocean Springs, Ocean Springs, 13 miles away
 Marinas Near Gulf Islands National Seashore:
Oak Glen Marina & Condominium, Ocean Springs , 13 miles away
Harbor Landing, Ocean Springs , 13 miles away
Point Cadet Marina, Biloxi , 13 miles away
Santa Maria RV Resort Marina, Gautier , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Gulf Islands National Seashore:
Ramada Limited Biloxi/Ocean Springs, Biloxi , 10 miles away
Best Western Plus Cypress Creek, Biloxi , 10 miles away
Red Roof Inn & Suites Biloxi, Biloxi , 10 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Biloxi-Ocean Springs, MS, Ocean Springs , 10 miles away
Quality Inn Biloxi, Biloxi , 10 miles away
Comfort Suites Biloxi - Ocean Springs, Biloxi , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn Biloxi-Ocean Springs, Ocean Springs , 10 miles away
 Trails Near Gulf Islands National Seashore:
Tuxachanie Trail, Harrison County , 11 miles away
Big Foot Trail, Harrison County , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gulf Islands National Seashore:
Shepard State Park, Mississippi , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gulf Islands National Seashore:
Fallen Oak Golf Club, Saucier , 4 miles away
Southwind Country Club, Biloxi , 11 miles away
Gulf Hills Golf Course, Ocean Springs , 12 miles away
Sweet Bay Golf Course, Vancleave , 12 miles away
Dogwood Hills Golf Club, Biloxi , 12 miles away

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