Notice To Our Campers: We will be building a new Campground Office at Davis Bayou Campground starting the week of November 9, 2014. During this process, all campers must check in at the Davis Bayou Visitor Center before going to the campground. If the Campground Office in the Visitor Center is closed, please proceed to your campsite and notify the Campground Hosts in Site #3 of your arrival. We appreciate your patience as we improve your camping experience at Davis Bayou!

Davis Bayou Campground, MS

Davis Bayou Campground is located east of downtown Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and is a part of Gulf Islands National Seashore. Visitors enjoy the campground for its easy access to boating, fishing, biking and hiking trails.The campground is nestled among live oaks and pine trees ...
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  • Between the busy season of January 1 through March 31, campers may stay a maximum of 14 consecutive days in Davis Bayou Campground. Between April 1 through December 31, campers may stay a maximum of 28 days total, in two 14 day increments.

  • Campers are limited to 42 nights in a calendar year.

  • If arriving more than 24 hours after the start of your reservation, call (228) 875-3962 or your reservation will be cancelled and a $20 no-show fee plus the cost of the first night's stay will be charged.

  • All sites permit two tents in addition to one RV (motorhome/fifth-wheel/pop-up trailer).

  • All sites allow a maximum of eight occupants and two vehicles per site.

  • Generators are not permitted at any time in the campground.

  • Gathering of down, dead wood is permitted only in the campground, not along trails or in the forest. Do not bring out-of-state firewood. You may purchase firewood outside the park in Ocean Springs.

  • For more information, visit the Gulf Islands National Seashore website at www.nps.gov/guis.
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Overview

    Davis Bayou Campground is located east of downtown Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and is a part of Gulf Islands National Seashore. Visitors enjoy the campground for its easy access to boating, fishing, biking and hiking trails.

    Natural Features:

    The campground is nestled among live oaks and pine trees and is adjacent to a saltwater marsh. Most campsites offer some shade throughout the day and all offer a tranquil setting for migratory bird watching and picnicking.

    Recreation:

    Davis Bayou offers many recreational opportunities for visitors year-round such as fishing, boating, biking, bird watching, picnicking and attending ranger-led programs. Visitors may also enjoy hiking along the Davis Bayou Trail, which takes visitors through a coastal forest and over two local bayous, with an opportunity to see alligators and other reptiles. The campground offers easy access, a 1/2 mile, to the park's boat launch, as well as the scenic Davis Bayou Trail. The fishing pier, located near the Visitor Center, may be used by visitors who possess a Mississippi State Saltwater Fishing License.

    Facilities:

    This small, yet quaint, campground is open for reservations year-round. It contains 52 sites with electric and water hookups. Sites can accommodate tents and RVs, big or small. The majority of the sites are 40+ feet in length.

    A group site, with water hookup, is also available to parties with a minimum of 10 individuals and a maximum of 40. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station.

    Nearby Attractions:

    Davis Bayou is home to many of the park's highly visited barrier islands, such as Horn, Petit Bois, East Ship and West Ship islands. Private boaters may enjoy fishing and swimming, as well as beach combing and bird watching. Private boaters may also enjoy island camping on all islands except West Ship Island, which is only open to visitors from sunrise to sunset. The barrier islands are accessible by boat only, therefore you may visit with your own boat or by private charter. Visitors may call 228-875-9057, ext. 114, for a list of park-approved licensed boat operators. Ferries run to West Ship Island from Gulfport, MS during the months March through October. For more information about the ferry service, please call Ship Island Excursions at 228-864-1014.

    Booking Window
    Fri Oct 24 2014 - Tue Apr 21 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Non Peak Tue Jul 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
    Non Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Sites
    • Birding
    • Boat Ramp
    • Drinking Water
    • Dump Station
    • Flush Toilets
    • Hiking
    • Host
    • Pets Allowed
    • Showers
    Within 10 Miles
    • Beachcombing
    • Boating
    • Fishing
    • Visitor Center
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Non Peak Season
    Jul 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $22.00
    Peak Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Mar 31 2015
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $22.00
    Non Peak Season
    Apr 01 2015 -
    Dec 31 2015
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $22.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    30.39782, -88.79552
    30°23'52"N, 88°47'44"W

    From Pensacola, Mobile or other points east on I-10: Travel west to Exit 57, Gautier/Ocean Springs. Turn left onto MS Hwy 57. Turn right onto Vancleave Road. Travel 1/2 mile and take a slight left onto Ocean Springs Road. Stay straight to enter Gulf Islands National Seashore, Davis Bayou. Follow signs to Davis Bayou Campground and Registration Office.

    From Pascagoula or other points east on Hwy 90: Travel west on Hwy 90 until you enter Ocean Springs city limits. Take a left onto Gulf Island National Seashore Parkway. Stay straight to enter the park. Follow signs to Davis Bayou Campground and Registration Office.

    From Gulf Port, Biloxi or other points west on Hwy 90: Travel east on Hwy 90 until you enter Ocean Springs city limits. Take a right onto Gulf Island National Seashore Parkway. Stay straight to enter the park. Follow signs to Davis Bayou Campground Registration Office.

    From New Orleans, Slidell, Diamondhead or other points west on I-10: Travel east to Exit 50 MS 609/Ocean Springs. Keep right to take MS-609 ramp towards Ocean Springs. Merge onto Washington Ave. In 2.5 miles turn left onto Bierrville Blvd/Hwy 90 east. Turn right onto Gulf Islands National Seashore Parkway. Stay straight to enter the park. Follow signs to Davis Bayou Campground and Registration Office.

    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Davis Bayou Campground
    3500 Park Road
    Ocean Springs  MS  39564

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (228)875-3962