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Gulf Islands National Seashore

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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“walking trails”(13 reviews)
“fishing pier”(13 reviews)
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3500 Park Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564-9709
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love this park. I've been gong to this park since I was a kid (and I'm 54 now!) It's a great place to be outside and enjoy some nature, and maybe take your dog for walks or toss the football. It has a nice...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JosieT0192
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

I make it a purpose everywhere I travel to visit places that are part of our National Park System. I’ve been to over 250 of them from Guam, Alaska , Maine, Florida and everything in between. So I must say this was a disappointment. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank terryc791
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Every year my extended family meets here for a reunion. The restrooms have been recently upgraded. There is plenty of places to have picnics and parties. Campgrounds are also available. Hiking trails, seeing alligators in there natural habitat is exciting.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 597leeanns
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I were picnicking at the Davis Bayou area picnic grounds. She told me she saw one. So we ate, then we went to the visitor center. We watched the movie, looked at the exhibits, and talked to the ranger. We went back...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank S8674RWsusanm
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place. Trees all around. Park is very clean and well kept. Quiet. Really enjoyed being here. You would never know Ocean Springs is just down the road

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank jobabestn
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Local to Biloxi area,great for a day of just relaxing while close to New Orleans area as well..also a mall within view of the beach!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bernadette G
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The facility was great!!! Our teachers and students enjoyed a fabulous experience. We do plan on visiting the facility again!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TraciP130
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Our Gulf Islands National Seashore Park is a place one should not pass up while in Ocean Springs. From the RV camp grounds, primitive camping, nature trails with tons of wildlife and native plants to the boat launch that takes you out to the beautiful...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Michelle C
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Really cool place, going to walk around a little more tomorrow before we head out. Great place to camp, and we got to check out the salt marsh here. Saw an alligator as well, so cool.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ira161
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Spent a couple of nice hours here walking the trails and viewing the local Wildlife. Nice visitors center with always friendly rangers. Worth the stop when visiting the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 13, 2017|
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Response from eajp2016 | Reviewed this property |
I live by the one in Ocean Springs, first off the is no beach on that park. Ocean Springs beaches about 2 or 3 miles away permit dogs.
April 19, 2017|
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Response from Carol T | Reviewed this property |
now...song birds, shore birds,.ect
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Emma P | Reviewed this property |
Camping is very pleasant. Water and electric only? Minutes from restaurants, shipping and casinos. Highly recommend.