Davis Bayou Campground is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore and a beautiful campground. Sites are spacious and well kept. Roads and sites are paved with a concrete pad for the picnic table/patio area. Hookups include water and electric, no sewer, but they do have a dump station. Camp hosts are very friendly and helpful. It would seem a lot of the guests are friendly also as we talked to several people who stopped while on an evening walk.
Davis Bayou offers a nice visitor center overlooking the bayou where we saw an osprey. There are many places where you can see the bayou and even fish if you desire but watch out for the gator pond. We saw one alligator even though it was mating season, and heard lots of frogs warning of her approach. There were some good sized turtles hanging around and a green lizard.
There is a group campground, playground and huge picnic shelter as well as many trails to explore. Town is within 5-10 minutes, though you would never know it by the peacefulness of the park.
We were pleasantly surprised that we were able to camp there as most national parks will only take 30′ or smaller campers and tents. This is a beautiful campground and at $22 a night (half price if you have the National Park pass) it can’t be beat.
We rate Davis Bayou National Seashore RV Park a Happy Camper Park! Come see for yourself!
Davis Bayou Campground – Gulf Shores National Seashore
3500 Park Road
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
*camper image by Freepik