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Fort Pickens - Gulf Islands National Seashore

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Fort Pickens is one of four military forts designed to protect Pensacola in the 1800s. Located on Pensacola Beach on the Gulf Islands National Seashore, Fort Pickens is accessible by foot and boat and is open year-round from sunrise to sunset. Entrance fees are required and collected upon admittance into the park. The Fort Pickens area is anchored by the historic landmark and offers many recreational activities including fishing both from the shore and the pier, exploring trails and the fort, birdwatching, camping and so much more. A visitor information center is located at the west end of the island and includes a history museum on the area.

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Francis M. Weston Audubon Society Field Trips are open to the public and free of charge, but contributions are appreciated. All experience levels are welcome. Bring binoculars and/or a spotting scope. Sun- screen, insect protection, appropriate shoes, hat, water, and snacks or lunch are recommended on all trips.… Read More...

Saturday, September 21—Ft. Pickens. Meet at 8:30 a.m. in the north Park West parking lot, 1340 Ft Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach (just after the pink condo before the Seashore property begins). There is a fee to enter the park so we will try to carpool with the ‘park pass holders.’ Bring your pass if you have one.… Read More...

Francis M. Weston Audubon Society Field Trips are open to the public and free of charge, but contributions are appreciated. All experience levels are welcome. Bring binoculars and/or a spotting scope. Sun- screen, insect protection, appropriate shoes, hat, water, and snacks or lunch are recommended on all trips.… Read More...