Thursday, March 29, 2012

Horn Island

Horn Island is located a few miles off the coast of Mississippi it is one of five barrier islands that separate the Mississippi sound from the Gulf of Mexico.

The island is approximately 12 miles long and about two thirds of a mile wide the island is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore it is considered a wilderness area and is under the management of the National Park Service. The island is popular among fishermen and campers although there are designated areas where you can camp this is done to protect the bald eagle as it has its nesting grounds on the island . This island is only assessable by boat. If you are taking a group of 11 or more you must receive a permit from the Park service it is free. Camping is not allowed on or beyond the sand dunes of the shore. Campfires are permitted on beach but you must be below the high tide level . You cannot cut firewood but there is plenty of driftwood and falling wood available. Firearms are permitted on the island pets are not as far as fishing regulations you must regulation of the state of Mississippi. It is possible to get a cell phone signal on the island you have to move around a little to obtain it. If you're looking for a relaxing weekend getaway try Horn off the coast of Ocean Springs MS.