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Gulf Islands National Seashore - Mississippi District - Davis Bayou

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Address: 3500 Park Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564-9709
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Urban oasis

The minute you drive into Davis Bayou, the urban landscape disappears, replaced by trees, swamp and wetlands. We didn't expect to find such a beautiful place close to Ocean... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The minute you drive into Davis Bayou, the urban landscape disappears, replaced by trees, swamp and wetlands. We didn't expect to find such a beautiful place close to Ocean Springs. The NPS ranger was very helpful with information. We enjoyed our one-night stay that included walks, and bird and gator watching. We also made several drives into Ocean Springs to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for things to do on a cool sunny day besides losing money at the casinos. We didn't figure there was much to see here, but the visitors center is a very informative place where we were met by 2 National Park Rangers who answered all of our questions and then some:). The film is very well done... More 

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My grandson came down to visit and we put in at the ramp in the park. The is no charge for kayaks and the bayou is great to fish and spot alligators and other wildlife. We use it about 3 or 4 times a year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting here go to Walter Anderson Museum in Ocean Springs. You will appreciate his art more.

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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it's about 2-3 miles off the main highway. pleasant, quite drive. Small , but interesting visitor center and gift shop. Great walking trails and areas to view wildlife. This is a swampy bayou area, no beach....but still worth stopping by.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many nice places to picnic and several walking trails. Beautiful views of the bayou. The welcome center is great for kids...Very friendly staff. I am looking forward to using the boat ramp area and kayaking in the bayou. Great place to walk the dogs.

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Savanna, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting displays and lots of inter-active for kids. Many brochures available about ocean life.

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Grapeview, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights on our way along the coast. It was nice to get off the busy highway through urban sprawl and find this place. The campground is very nice, with spacious sites and a lot of trees. The park has a nice visitor center, which is about a mile walk from the campground. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful park; do bring a lunch and have a picnic. They have BBQ so if you have time pick up some coals and burgers. Wildlife is awesome and try some of the walking trails

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a diversion from the casino in Biloxi and decided to visit Gulf Islands National Seashore. Nicer than we expected. The staff was extremely courteous and helpful. The entire facility was well maintained and full of interesting exhibits. There were a couple of short hikes with a chance to see some wildlife and learn to identify some... More 

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