The tidal salt marshes, bayous, and deeper open waters of Gulf Islands National Seashore are some of the most diverse marine habitats in the world. With around 120,000 acres of marine habitat to explore, you can join a park ranger to discover the plants and wildlife that inhabit these complex environments and experience the recreational opportunities available in your national seashore.
Dates for Mississippi kayak programs can be found on the park’s Calendar of Events. Programs are free to the general public, but reservations are required. Reservations can be made in person or by calling the Davis Bayou Area’s William M. Colmer Visitor Center at (228) 230-4121. Programs are limited to 8 individuals and last up to 1 hour.
Kayaking 101 - Mississippi
What to BringThe park provides kayaks, paddles, life jackets, whistles, and dry bags. We recommend participants bring:
Program CancellationsPark staff reserve the right to cancel a kayak program for any reason. If possible, participants will be informed as soon as possible if a program is cancelled. There are no rain checks or make-up dates for cancelled programs. Reasons a program may be cancelled include, but are not limited to:
Last updated: August 30, 2017