Gulf Islands National Seashore

The Gulf Islands National Seashore is a place that is full of history. Throughout the years, it has changed many hands, at times being under the control of the British, French, Spanish, and American people. Anyone who visits will never forget its warm waters, sandy beaches, and beautiful scenery. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Gulf Islands National Seashore

With 160 miles of shoreline to discover, RVers will love the Gulf Islands National Seashore. While in Mississippi, be sure to visit the many nature trails and bayous. In nearby Florida, check out the National Naval Aviation Museum to learn more about the rich history of aviation and flight. In both places, you'll find a plethora of shops and restaurants to check out. 

Hiking Trails



Nearby Shops and Restaurants

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How To Get To Gulf Islands National Seashore

The Gulf Island National Seashore stretches from southern Mississippi to southwestern Florida. Head northwest on I-10 W, and take Exit 50 toward Ocean Springs. Use the left lane to turn left onto MS-609 S/Tucker Rd/Washington Ave. Turn left to merge onto I-10 E toward Mobile and follow for about 7.5 miles. Take Exit 57 to merge onto MS-57 S. Turn right onto Ocean Springs Rd and continue straight onto Gulf Island National Seashore Pkwy. Continue onto Park Rd and follow that for a little over two miles. Turn right and then left. The destination will be on the right. 

Gulf Islands National Seashore is open unless otherwise specified. Certain areas are open year-round except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.


3500 Park Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Fee: Entry fee (per person) $10.0

Fee: Entry fee (per motorcycle) $15.0

Fee: Entry fee (per private vehicle with less than 15 passengers) $25.0

Fee: Entry fee (per person if vehicle capacity is less than 15 (up to $25)) $7.0

At the Gulf Islands National Seashore, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the histories and cultures of both Mississippi and Florida, along with enjoying the beautiful scenery. Immerse yourself in the restaurants, museums, and shops, and you'll carry a piece of it with you forever. Traveling by RV makes this easier as the comforts of home are never too far away.