Ship Island reopens following Hurricane Zeta cleanup

Gulf Islands National Seashore has completed storm damage assessments and all facilities (dock, pier, boardwalk, restrooms, pavilions, snack bar, and Fort Massachusetts) on Ship Island remain closed due to extensive damage.

The island reopened at 8 a.m. Monday, March 1, 2021 for private boats to anchor offshore, skiff ashore, or beach small boats, and enjoy the beaches.

The Davis Bayou Nature’s Way boardwalk trail is closed due to damage from Hurricane Zeta. The William M. Colmer Visitor Center remains closed under the park’s Phase II COVID-19 Adaptive Recovery Plan to assure public health and safety.

Most of the Seashore’s islands were reopened following Hurricane Zeta including Petit Bois, West Petit Bois, and Horn islands, and the NPS portion of Cat Island.

On Monday, October 26, the National Park Service closed all Mississippi areas and islands of Gulf Islands National Seashore in advance of Hurricane Zeta impacting the Gulf Coast.

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