Davis Bayou Area

The Davis Bayou area is located near Ocean Springs, Mississippi. It features a campground, visitor center, boat launch, trails, and several boardwalks where visitor may overlook the bayous and glimpse wildlife.

Passport stamps and Junior Ranger booklets are available at the William M. Colmer Visitor Center.


The inside of a wooden building with exhibits and a desk that serves as a visitor center.
William M. Comer Visitor Center

Visitor center featuring exhibits, passport stamps, a park film, an observation deck, and more.

A forest opens to a clearing with a single wayside.
Davis Bayou Area Trails

Find a trail to hike on your visit.

Davis Bayou Campground in white text on teal background.
Davis Bayou Campground

Reserve a Davis Bayou Campground site.

A large boardwalk and pavilion stands over still blue water.
Davis Bayou Fishing Pier

Located near the visitor center and over the water.

A large grassy area sheltered by trees with picnic tables scattered throughout.
Davis Bayou Picnic Area

Picnic tables, grills, restrooms and pavilions in a shaded area.

A National Park Service boat rests on top of blue green water.
Davis Bayou Boat Launch

Access to Davis Bayou, the Mississippi Sound, and the Gulf of Mexico.


Operating Hours

Area Gate: 8 a.m. to sunset (year-round)
Davis Bayou Boat Launch and Picnic Area: 6 a.m. to sunset.
Campground Office: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
William M. Colmer Visitor Center 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Davis Bayou Area Map
3500 Park Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564\
Phone: 228-230-4121

From Interstate 10: Take Exit 50 or 57 toward Ocean Springs. The area entrance is located at the intersection of U.S. 90 and Park Road, three miles east of downtown Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Plan Your Visit

  • Outside food is permitted. There are no concessions or stores in this area.
  • Events with groups of 26 people or more must obtain a Special Use Permit.
  • Fishing is only allowed from the designated pier and requires a license. Fishing is not allowed on the boat ramp dock.
  • Swimming is not allowed in any area of Davis Bayou.
  • Wilderness camping permits can be applied for at the visitor center.
  • To purchase a park pass or National Park Service pass visit the campground office.

Plan Your Visit

Last updated: February 15, 2024

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1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

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