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Gulf Islands National Seashore - Mississippi District - Davis Bayou

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Open today: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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We had never been in this type of park before. It was fun to experience the sight and sounds of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Donnagay A
Fabulous visitor center with very informative movie on history of barrier islands.

Great place to visit with nice visitor center, make sure you watch the movie on the history of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Columbus, Mississippi
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“walking trails”(12 reviews)
“fishing pier”(13 reviews)
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3500 Park Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564-9709
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Reviewed yesterday

We had never been in this type of park before. It was fun to experience the sight and sounds of Crocodiles, lizards and other gulf wildlife. It was the first time we had heard the hiss/bark of a crocodiles. This is a great place for...More

Thank Donnagay A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to visit with nice visitor center, make sure you watch the movie on the history of the barrier islands and the park, free entrance, nice camping area, walking trails and nice boat launch at the bayou.

Thank dawg39705
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed numerous times at the Gulf Island National Seashore. Not in an obscure place. In the center of Ocean Springs, near Walmart, Woody's Road House, Casinos

Thank heatherrogers6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a FREE area attraction and is great to explore. There are different trails that you can walk, exploring the bayou / sound, seeing lots of wildlife and nature in general. The fishing pier was closed during our visit (due to hurricane damage). There...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum devoted to barrier island and bayou ecosystem. Great film on the ecosystem. Excellent camping site and trails.

1  Thank Donald W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of possible activities to do. Camping, fishing pier, trail walks, swimming, swamp visits, boat rides to several barrier islands for adventure and fun. The visitor center had very friendly park ranger to answer questions, offer directions and turn on educational dvd about the national...More

1  Thank CACruzer
Reviewed June 4, 2018

We stopped as we were in the area so our girls could get Jr Ranger badges. We were there early on a Tuesday and we only saw 3 other people (not counting the rangers). Visitor's Center was very nice and had a great video about...More

Thank michellehouse
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

We didn't swim but there was beautiful views for miles and miles. I regret not bringing my swimsuit.

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed May 26, 2018

What a surprise! Did not know this place even existed along the Mississippi Coast until recently. The Visitor's Center has an awesome and informative video about the importance of preserving the Gulf Islands. Local history is also explained in the 30 minute video. The drive...More

1  Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

The campsites at the Davis Bayou Campground were very clean and while you are obviously sharing space, you are far enough apart to where you still feel like you have a lot of privacy. Great areas to put your boat in for fishing or canoeing....More

1  Thank Shannon R
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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.