Gulf Islands National Seashore


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Gulf Islands National Seashore:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Gulf Islands National Seashore (Florida)

Address:1801 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

Phone:850-934-2600
Fax:850-932-9654
Web: www.nps.gov/guis/
Size: 65,817 acres (Florida District).
Established: Authorized on January 8, 1971.
Location:Gulf Islands National Seashore is a 12-unit park located in Mississippi and Florida. The two districts are about a two-hour drive apart. The Florida District of the national seashore is located just south of Pensacola, Florida. Historic mainland forts and the National Museum of Naval Aviation are accessible via FL 295, south of Barrancas Ave., through the main entrance of the Pensacola Naval Air Station. The Naval Live Oaks, Fort Pickens, and Santa Rosa areas can be reached via US 98 east from Pensacola. (See separate entry for information on the Mississippi District of Gulf Islands National Seashore.)
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), groceries, restaurant/snacks, bicycle trail, bathhouse, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, swimming, boating, fishing, snorkeling, bird-watching, guided tour.
Special Features:Offshore islands have sparkling white sand beaches, historic forts, and nature trails. Mainland features of this unit, which is located near Pensacola, include the Naval Live Oaks Reservation, beaches, and military forts. All areas are accessible by car.

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Gulf Islands National Seashore (Mississippi)

Address:3500 Park Rd
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Phone:228-875-0823
Fax:228-872-2358
Web: www.nps.gov/guis/
Size: 73,959 acres (Mississippi District).
Established: Authorized on January 8, 1971. Wilderness designated on November 10, 1978.
Location:Gulf Islands National Seashore is a 12-unit park located in Mississippi and Florida. The two districts are about a two-hour drive apart. The park headquarters of the Mississippi District of the national seashore is located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and is accessible via I-10 and US 90. The islands in the Mississippi district are 10 miles offshore and can be reached only by boat. During the spring, summer, and fall, excursion boat trips from Gulfport to West Ship Island are offered by a concessionaire. (See separate entry for information on the Mississippi District of Gulf Islands National Seashore.)
Facilities:Campground, picnic area, rest rooms (é), boat ramp, bathhouse, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, bird-watching, guided boat tours.
Special Features:Sparkling beaches, historic ruins, and wildlife sanctuaries, accessible only by boat, can be found on the offshore islands of this unit, located near Pascagoula and Biloxi. On the mainland there is an urban park with a nature trail and a campground at Ocean Springs.

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Where Gulf Islands National Seashore is a monument to the military past, over on Florida's east side, the Canaveral National Seashore offers an homage to more modern pursuits.
Once this selection is made, Gulf Islands National Seashore will be informed.
I think everybody had that image in mind," says Rick Clark, chief of science and resource management at Gulf Islands National Seashore, headquartered in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Gulf Islands National Seashore and Santa Rosa Island: Beachfront between Pensacola and Destin.
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At Gulf Islands National Seashore, for instance, officials are planning to conduct a sand replenishment project in two segments rather than as a single deposit to see whether such a phased approach harms fewer beach-dwelling organisms.
Kyle State Park near Sardis to Gulf Islands National Seashore off the state's southern coast, Mississippi is swarming with birds of many fascinating varieties.
Five--West Ship and East Ship (split by Hurricane Camille in 1969), Horn, Petit Bois, and part of Cat--now fall under the auspices of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, created in 1971 to help preserve offshore areas from here to Florida for future generations of visitors.
Because Horn Island is now a part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, government regulations require that it be kept in its pristine natural condition.
Gulf Islands National Seashore off Florida and Mississippi is one of migration's most celebrated vantage points.

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