Summer 2018 Ranger Programs Schedule in Mississippi

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Date: May 1, 2018
Contact: Brent Everitt, 850-934-2612

Ocean Springs, Miss. – Gulf Islands National Seashore announces its summer (June through August) ranger programs schedule for the Mississippi Areas of the park. All programs are free and subject to change without notification. For additional information, contact the William M. Colmer Visitor Center at Davis Bayou at (228) 230-4100.

All About Amazing Alligators 
Fridays through Sundays at 2:30 pm; meet at the Nature’s Way Loop Trail.
30 minute program; accessible; fun for families (children must be accompanied by an adult).
The Nature’s Way Loop Trail is located on Robert McGhee Road at Davis Bayou.

Kayaking 101 - Reservations are required; call 228-230-4121
Saturdays at 9:30 am & 11:30 am; meet at the Colmer Visitor Center.
75 minute program.  Fun for families (children must be accompanied by an adult). Kayak, paddles, and life jackets are provided for all participants.
Fort Massachusetts: Ship Island’s Silent Sentinel
Through August 12: Monday-Friday at 1:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm 
Beginning August 15: Wednesday-Friday at 1:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
30 minute program.  Tours are held when the passenger ferry is operating. Meet inside Fort Massachusetts. 

Areas Information:
The William M. Colmer Visitor Center at Davis Bayou is open daily 9:00 am-4:30 pm, and is located at 3500 Park Road, Ocean Springs, MS 39564.

West Ship Island- Opens for the season on March 15, 2018, visit for ticket information and ferry schedules.
About Gulf Islands National Seashore: Created in 1971, the national seashore stretches 160 miles along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and Mississippi, and includes barrier islands, maritime forests, historic forts, bayous, and marine habitat. Visit us at, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram


Last updated: May 1, 2018

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