Gulf Islands National Seashore

Fort Walton Beach-Okaloosa Island, Florida

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Feb 25 ~ Mar 2
The Gulf Islands National Seashore attracts millions of visitors each year. From the historical landscapes to fertile marshes and pristine white beaches, there is much to explore.

Gulf Islands National Seashore Visitors Guide

Gulf Islands National Seashore, stretching from Mississippi to Florida, is a national park brimming with historic sites and beautiful beaches. It’s famed for its natural setting and is an ideal destination for many activities, including biking, swimming, and snorkeling. Okaloosa’s Gulf Islands offer a less crowded beach experience than the other locations and offer access to the calm waters of Choctawhatchee Bay, parking, and other facilities. Some of the facilities include restrooms and beach showers. This location also features picnic tables with charcoal grills.

Gulf Island National Seashore is a protected area of unspoiled land on the Gulf Coast in Florida and Mississippi. It features several islands that are easily accessible by kayak or other watercraft. Gulf Island National Seashore was authorized on January 8, 1971, and is managed by the National Park Service.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you swim at Gulf Islands National Seashore?

Yes. Gulf Islands National Seashore offers plenty of opportunities for swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.

2. Can I collect seashells?

As long as there are no living creatures in them, you may collect seashells.

3. How do I reserve a campsite?

To reserve a campsite, you must call 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov.

4. What animals are at Gulf Islands National Seashore?

Gulf Islands National Seashore is filled with a variety of animals. You may spot foxes, armadillos, bottlenose dolphins, and more.

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