It’s National Parks Week, and that means entrance to the nation’s more than 400 national parks is free through Saturday, April 24 — and that includes the Gulf Islands National Seashore.

The seashore stretches across more than 160 miles from Mississippi to Florida and includes pristine beaches, historic Civil War era forts, and nature preserves. Key attractions include Ship Island and Fort Massachusetts in Mississippi as well as Johnson Beach, Forts Barrancas and Pickens, and the Naval Live Oaks Reservation in the Pensacola Bay Area.

The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

For more information about the Gulf Islands National Seashore, visit


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