Johnson Beach will be back open Saturday, May 16
Gulf Islands National Seashore has announced it will reopen Perdido Key’s Johnson Beach on Saturday, May 16, as part of the second phase of its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Regular operating hours resume, and lifeguards will be on duty at Johnson Beach, the designated recreational area in Perdido Key on the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Entrance fees are required and collected upon admittance into the park.
Following guidance from the White House, CDC and state and local public health authorities, Gulf Islands National Seashore is increasing recreational access through a phased recovery plan. “Park staff, in coordination with public health officials continue to monitor health data from local and regional areas to determine when gating criteria is met,” said Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown in a press release. “As the areas evaluated continue to move through the required criteria the park is working hard to increase recreational access in a safe and responsible way.”