Fort Pickens To Open May 16, Campgrounds Closed

Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Fort Pickens To Open May 16, Campgrounds Closed

Beginning on May 16, the National Park Service Gulf Islands National Seashore will open the Fort Pickens area. Fort Pickens will  be open normal hours, only restrooms outside the Discovery Center and at Langdon Beach will be open. There will be lifeguards on duty at Langdon Beach. The Fort Pickens Campground, Discovery Center, and bookstore remain closed. 

The Pensacola Bay Cruises will begin with limited service on May 16. Beginning on May 23, the Pensacola Bay Cruises will offer drop-off and pick-up at Fort Pickens. The free tram will begin operating in Fort Pickens on May 23. 

To the east of Pensacola Beach, the Santa Rosa Area is open for beachgoers. There will be lifeguards at Opal Beach and the restrooms in Opal Beach clusters C & D will be open. Highway 399 between Pensacola and Navarree beaches is open. 

Note: Parking lots 33A, 36A and 34A, 34E are closed. 

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