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  • Gulf Islands National Seashore Reopens Following Hurricane Ian

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    September 29, 2022
     
      
     

    Gulf Islands National Seashore News Release
     
    Release Date:   September 28, 2022
    Contacts:         Stephenie Wade, Stephenie_Wade@nps.gov, 850-393-7952
     

    Gulf Islands National Seashore Reopens Following Hurricane Ian

     
    GULF BREEZE, Fla. –Gulf Islands National Seashore will reopen the Perdido Key Area (Johnson Beach), Opal Beach, and Okaloosa Area in Florida beginning at noon on Sept. 29.
     
    The Fort Pickens Area including the Fort Pickens Campground will reopen at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30.  


    “Fortunately Gulf Islands National Seashore did not sustain damages due to Hurricane Ian,” said Superintendent Darrell Echols. “The Fort Pickens Area did have a substantial amount of sand on the roads and will require time to clean up. Our priority is to ensure the safest environment possible for park visitors and staff.”

    For more information, please follow the park’s social media accounts and website.
     
    About Gulf Islands National Seashore:  Created in 1971, the national seashore stretches 160 miles along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and Mississippi, and includes barrier islands, maritime forests, historic forts, bayous, and marine habitat. Visit us at www.nps.gov/GulfIslands, on Facebook www.facebook.com/GulfIslandsNPS, Twitter www.twitter.com/GulfIslandsNPS, and Instagram www.Instagram.com/GulfIslandsNPS.
     
    About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 423 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov, and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
    Contact:
    Stephenie Wade
    Stephenie_Wade@nps.gov, 850-393-7952