• Beach walkway to white sandy beach and bluegreen waters

    Gulf Islands

    National Seashore FL,MS

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  • Partial Closure on Horn Island

    Small portion of Horn Island, Mississippi, closed to entry due to discovery of asbestos and possible other bio hazards. Click on more for map and press release. More »

  • Shorebirds Nesting Near Roads - 20 mph

    Shorebirds are nesting near roads and cross the road regularly. Observe posted speed limits and be alert for tiny birds on the roads. Last year 155 birds were killed on park roads, help us reduce the mortality rate of these beautiful birds and go slow.

Mississippi District Hiking Trails

The Mississippi District has miles of barrier island beaches to walk and designated trails in the Davis Bayou Area in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Nature's Way Trail

.5 mile

This loop trail provides scenic overlooks of the bayou. Look for the trail guide at the entrance of the trail. This trail connects to the Davis Bayou Trail.

Davis Bayou Trail

1 mile

You can start either from the Visitor Center parking lot or near the picnic area near the campground to hike this trail.

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Spur

.25 mile

Enjoy a short spur on the old CCC Road that was built in the 1930s and enjoy a scenic view of the bayou.

Did You Know?

15-inch Rodman cannon has a black barrel and maroon colored carriage.  It is located on Fort Massachusetts at Gulf Islands N S.

Two 19th-century 15-inch Rodman cannons are at Gulf Islands National Seashore. The bottle-shaped barrels were cooled from the inside out at the foundry to make them stronger than earlier cannon.