On what is essentially a lengthy sand dune owned by the National Park Service, Fort Pickens can only be reached after surrendering oneself to the scrutiny of the nice lady within this booth. One can purchase a seven-day pass to all of the Gulf Island National Seashore areas (Fort Pickens, Perdido Key and Santa Rosa Island) for $15, or pay $30 for a full year's access...Which is an absolute bargain, but I would be there for exactly one day, and there was no $2.14 one-day pass available. $15 it was, thank you very much.