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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National Parks
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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This legislation would make permanent a 30-year easement that has provided an access road and driveway for The Mark Seymour Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5699, which is located within the National Park Services (NPS) Gulf Islands National Seashore in Ocean Springs.
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.
All four, as well as part of Cat Island, are part of Gulf Islands National Seashore, but at more than 10 miles offshore, they're difficult to reach or even see from the mainland.
No other hunting is permitted within the boundary of Gulf Islands National Seashore.
"Gulf Islands National Seashore can't handle another negative impact right now," says John Adornato, director of NPCA's Sun Coast regional office.
NLO is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore and is located just east of Gulf Breeze proper on Highway 98.
Horn Island is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore Park, a federally designated wilderness area, and is a scenic birding destination that provides an excellent feeding, resting, and wintering habitat for numerous types of neo-tropical migrants and wintering waterfowl, such as the brown pelican, white pelican, and cormorants.
Gulf Islands National Seashore will host a Park Day volunteer event on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
So far, Gulf Islands National Seashore in Mississippi and Florida has been the most obvious victim.
Gulf Islands National Seashore and Santa Rosa Island: Beachfront between Pensacola and Destin.
Gulf Islands National Seashore officials announce completion of year two of the beach enhancement and asphalt removal project, an effort that began at Santa Rosa in September 2017.

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