The Davis Bayou Area is the only Mississippi area at Gulf Islands National Seashore accessible by car. The area offers many recreational opportunities for visitors to enjoy including fishing, hiking, biking, birdwatching, picnicking, and ranger-led programs. There are no swimming beaches in the Davis Bayou Area.
The area is anchored by the William M. Colmer Visitor Center is open daily. Visitors can find the park's passport stamp there, view a park orientation film and exhibits, and purchase items at the bookstore. Free park and trail maps, local orientation and other information is available.