Many state and national parks along the Gulf Coast are closing due to the threat from Tropical Storm Isaac, examiner.com reported.
The National Park Service closed Gulf Islands National Seashore on Sunday night (Aug. 26) and evacuated campers from the Fort Pickens campground in advance of the storm. The National Weather Service has also issued marine forecast warnings, stating: “Mariners are urged to pay close attention to the latest track [of the storm] and position information and take appropriate action as necessary.”
Florida state parks have a long list of closures. Louisiana now also has a series of state park closures and advisories listed on their website.
People with camping, hiking or other recreation plans in Florida, lower Alabama, coastal Mississippi or southern Louisiana are urged to check with the park for current conditions.
Residents and visitors are urged to exercise caution as the storm moves closer.