GULF BREEZE — During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures.

The following park roads and areas at Gulf Islands National Seashore, will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.


All park waters.
Highway 399 through the Santa Rosa Area between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach.
Park Road between Highway 90 and the William M. Colmer visitor complex gate.
All Mississippi barrier islands.

There will be no NPS-provided visitor services at Gulf Islands National Seashore, including public information, restrooms, trash collection, and facilities and roads maintenance. Because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions. All park programs have been canceled, including: all daily ranger programs.

The following park areas will be closed for the duration of the government shutdown:


In Florida, the Perdido Key, Fort Pickens, Fort Barrancas, Naval Live Oaks, and Okaloosa areas, as well as, as the Opal Beach complex.
In Mississippi, the William M. Colmer visitor complex and Robert McGhee Road.

The Fort Pickens and Davis Bayou Campgrounds will also be closed. Campers in these campgrounds are being directed to leave by 4:00 p.m., Saturday, December 22. All campground reservations will be cancelled, and those with reservations will be refunded.

For updates on the shutdown, please visit www.doi.gov/shutdown.