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Perdido Key Backcountry Stewardship Plan

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Access to backcountry camping by hiking in has been temporarily suspended due to increased resource damage by irresponsible campers oberserved over the past several years. These actions have seriously endangered the natural resources in the Perdido Key Area. This damage has primarily been caused by campers who violate or ignore federal laws and park regulations managing the primitive camping area. Access to backcountry camping by boat is still available.

The park is committed to evaluating a range of alternatives for managing use of the back country camping area at the Perdido Key Area. These alternatives and their accompanying management strategies will be made available for public comment as part of the decision process. This planning and public comment process will require time, and we are uncertain when we will be able to announce the outcome, although it will be after the 2018 recreation season.

You have a variety of options for providing us with your ideas. You may submit your comment here, or mail your comment to the address provided. We will be accepting comments through October 31, 2018.

We understand that your time is valuable and we appreciate your assistance. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and suggestions on these preliminary draft alternatives.


Dan Brown, Superintendent
Gulf Islands National Seashore

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