Senior Passes in High Demand at National Seashore

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July 21, 2017
Gulf Islands News Release
 
Release Date:        July 21, 2017
Contacts:    Brent Everitt, Brent_Everitt@nps.gov, 850-934-2612
 
Senior Passes in High Demand at National Seashore
 
Gulf Breeze, Fla. – Gulf Islands National Seashore has experienced a significant number of inquiries about the Interagency Senior Pass.  The park is fully stocked and prepared to handle the increased demand for these passes.  Senior Passes as well as other Interagency Passes and park annual passes may only be purchased at the following locations within the national seashore:
 
Fort Pickens Entrance Station – Open Daily 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with extended hours on weekends
Fort Pickens Campground Registration Office - Open Daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Perdido Key Entrance Station – Open Daily 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Opal Beach Entrance Station at the Santa Rosa Area – Open Saturdays & Sundays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
 
Directions to these locations can be found on the park’s website: https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/florida-areas-directions.htm
 
More information about park fees and passes, including information on how to purchase passes online can be found at: https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/fees.htm
 
Passes are not sold at the following park locations; Park Headquarters at Naval Live Oaks Area, Fort Barrancas Visitor Center, and the Okaloosa Area. 
 
Demand for the Senior Pass increased significantly since the National Park Service announced the implementation date of the congressionally mandated price increase of the senior pass.  More information on the changes to the Senior Pass can be found at https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/senior-pass-changes.htm?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=senior_pass. 
These changes go into effect on August 28, 2017.
 
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/guis, 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 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice and Twitter www.twitter.com/natlparkservice.
 
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