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  • Gulf Islands National Seashore Reopens Fort Pickens Road

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    February 04, 2022
    Gulf Islands National Seashore News Release 
    Release Date:              February 4, 2022 
    Contacts:         Susan Teel, susan_teel@nps.gov, 850-934-2618 
    Gulf Islands National Seashore Reopens Fort Pickens Road  
    GULF BREEZE, Fla. – Gulf Islands National Seashore will reopen the Fort Pickens Road today at noon.  
    The Fort Pickens Road was closed yesterday afternoon due to sand and standing flood waters covering the road making sections of the road impassable by passenger vehicles. Park staff have assessed the area and water is anticipated to recede sufficiently to reopen the area today at noon. 
    “Our priority at Gulf Islands is to ensure the safest environment possible for park visitors and staff.” said Superintendent Darrell Echols. “Visitors should be cautious and travel slowly as there is still standing water and sand on Fort Pickens Road.  Some areas may be deep for certain vehicles.” 
    For current closure information visit: www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/tempclosures.htm

    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.