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Gulf Islands National Seashore

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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 weeks ago

We went here on our way back to Tennessee after a 10 day Cruise. We were hoping to see a Alligator. We saw a gator up close in a small pond, also saw several Turtles. Nice Place.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank webbfoot
Reviewed 10 February 2019

5 stars to the visitors center and the helpful folks that work there. Super informative. 4 stars to the bayou at the end of the Loop Trail - always an alligator there. Don't waste your time on the 1/2 mile trail - very disappointing especially...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gina A
Reviewed 9 February 2019

We went here with our family from Massachusetts, and they loved it. We hiked around, then we went to a pond and saw an alligator. Our cousins had never seen one before, and it was definently a trip to remember!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lovetoeatcoffee
Reviewed 8 February 2019

We stayed at the camp ground of the Gulf Island National Seashore. Stuff was very nice and campsite was a great point scouting out Ocean Spring. The Sites are fairly close together. The sanitary enteties are kept in a good state. Starting from the camp...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joli2018Airstream
Reviewed 1 February 2019 via mobile

Great place to go. Saw nesting birds and several turtles. The visitors center has a lot of information about the area. Well worth a stop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kurt R
Reviewed 16 January 2019

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 26 November 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 6 November 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 19 October 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 9 September 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
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13 July 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.
19 April 2017|
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Response from Carol T | Reviewed this property |
now...song birds, shore birds,.ect
4 April 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.