Winter 2018 Ranger Programs Schedule in Florida

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December 01, 2017
Gulf Islands News Release

Release Date:  December 1, 2017

Contacts:         Brent Everitt, Brent_Everitt@nps.gov, 850-934-2612

Winter 2018 Ranger Programs Schedule in Florida

Gulf Breeze, Fla. – Gulf Islands National Seashore announces its winter (January & February) ranger programs schedule for the Florida Areas of the park.  All programs are free and are subject to change without notification.  For additional information, contact the national seashore at (850) 934-2600.  There is an entrance fee to the Fort Pickens and Fort Barrancas Areas.  There will be no public programs on January 1, 5, 8, 15, and February 1.

Fort Barrancas Area:
The Fort Barrancas Area is open Thursday-Monday 9:00 am-4:30 pm.

Fort Barrancas: Bastions on the Bluffs
Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2:00 pm; meet at the Fort Barrancas Visitor Center.
45 minute program; involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways, and steps.

Fort Pickens Area:
The Fort Pickens Museum is open daily 9:00 am-4:30 pm.

Coastal Artillery
Saturdays at 11:00 am; meet at Battery Cooper.
30 minute program; involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways, and steps.

School of the Soldier
Sundays at 11:00 am; meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore.
30 minute program; accessible. Program includes firing demonstrations when staff available.

Fort Pickens: Guardian of the Gulf
Daily at 1:30 pm; meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore.
45 minute program; involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways, and steps.

Other Areas Information:
                     Perdido Key Area-    The Perdido Key Area is open daily 5:00 am-10:00 pm.
       Santa Rosa Day Use Area -    Day Use Areas are open from 8:30 am to sunset.
           Okaloosa Day Use Area -    Day Use Areas are open from 8:30 am to sunset.

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/GulfIslands_NPS, and Instagram www.Instagram.com/GulfIslandsNPS.

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Public Affairs
Gulf Islands National Seashore
1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
850-934-2600 (HQ)
228-230-4100 (MS)