Gulf Islands National Seashore is divided into the Mississippi District, located in coastal Mississippi, and the Florida District, located in the northwest panhandle. Both districts are located south of Interstate 10. To access the Davis Bayou Visitor Center in Ocean Spring, take Exit 50 or Exit 57 south to U. S. Highway 90. To access the seashore headquarters in Gulf Breeze, Florida use Exit 12 for I-110 to U. S. 98 or use Exit 22 across the Garcon Point Bridge to U. S. 98.
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In 1828, John Q. Adams designated the Naval Live Oaks Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore as the first United States tree farm. Live oak trees are known for their incredible density and resistance to disease. They provided durable wood for the construction of early naval vessels.