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Fort Pickens closed due to flooding

| Staff Reporters

The Fort Pickens Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore will close today, Oct. 5 at 1:00 pm through Thursday, October 7 due to flooding of Fort Pickens Road and Campground. All campground reservations for Fort Pickens will be postponed or cancelled through Thursday, October 7. Park staff will continue to assess conditions for a potential reopening on Friday, Oct. 8. 

There is currently a minimum of 6 inches of standing water in some areas along Fort Pickens Road. 

Fort Pickens, Gulf Islands National Seashore
Fort Pickens Entrance, Gulf Islands National Seashore. Photo submitted by National Park Services.