SHIP ISLAND, Miss. (WLOX) - Mississippi's most popular island for day trips is now closed in anticipation of another visitor: Tropical Storm Barry.
Ship Island is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The National Park Service announced the closure Thursday, but said all other areas of the seashore remain open.
Ship Island Excursions also announced the closure on their social media pages, saying all trips for Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12 have been canceled due to the approaching weather system in the gulf. Tickets purchased for those days will be automatically refunded.