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Mississippi Gulf Coast Parks
by Staff

Mississippi Gulf Coast Parks

The Gulf Coast of Mississippi has many fun parks. From Water Parks, National parks, golfing and more to enjoy.

Biloxi

Beach Bums Rentals
    Highway 90 and Edgewater Mall,
    Biloxi, Phone - (228) 229-9906
    kayaks, Jet skis, aqua cycles, and chair and umbrella rentals. ID required for Jet Ski rental, and children under 16 a signed permission from legal guardian
Biloxi Natatorium
    1384 Father Ryan Rd,
    Biloxi, Phone - (228) 435-6108
    Public, year-round, indoor/outdoor, swimming pool. 50 meter by 25 meter, 4' to 13' deep, heated. 1 and 3 meter diving boards. Locker facilities, showers available. Call for hours of operation. Admission per visit. J L Scott Marine Education Center
Get Wet
    Section C of Sand Beach- HWY 90,
    Biloxi, Phone - (228) 897-5481
    HEAVY DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE KATRINA- CURRENTLY CLOSED Jet skis, aqua cycles, chair and umbrella rentals conveniently located right on Biloxi's beautiful white beach
Get Wet
J L Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium
    115 Beach Blvd,
    Biloxi, Phone - (228) 374-5550
    HEAVY DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE KATRINA- CURRENTLY CLOSED 44,000-gallon Gulf of Mexico tank and 47 other aquariums, touch tank, changing art/educational exhibits, films, gift shop. Group programs by reservation. Open Mon-Sat 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission charged.
J L Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium
LUCKY DUCK AMPHIBIOUS TOURS
    SHARKHEADS SOUVIENRS HWY 90,
    Biloxi, Phone - (228) 297-DUCK
    Come make a SPLASH aboard the Mississippi Gulf Coasts’ newest attraction. Enjoy a funny, musical, personally narrated tour aboard our United States Coast Guard Certified Amphibious Bus! Fun and safe for all ages, our tour will captivate you by sharing the colorful history, culture and wildlife of the Coast. Departs 3 times daily, call for info.
LUCKY DUCK AMPHIBIOUS TOURS
Magic Golf
    1785 Beach Blvd,
    Biloxi, Phone - (228) 432-0635
    HEAVY DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE KATRINA- CURRENTLY CLOSED Family amusement park with two 18 hole minature golf courses, go-carts, batting cages, bumper cars, kiddie and adult rides, arcade, concession stand. Year round 10-10 daily
Magic Golf
Slippery Sam's Inc- WATER PARK
    1782 Beach Blvd,
    Biloxi, Phone - (228) 435-3140
    HEAVY DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE KATRINA- CURRENTLY CLOSED Family water park, 3 flumes water slide, concession stand, kiddie pool and bumper boats. Daily 10 to 9. Group rates for 10 or more
Slippery Sam's Inc- WATER PARK
Gautier

MS Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
    7200 Crane Ln,
    Gautier, Phone - (228) 497-6322
    Home of the endangered Mississippi Sandhill Crane and its rare and unique wet pine savanna habitat. Located a half-mile north of I-10, Exit 61, Gautier. Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
MS Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
Gulfport

Fun Time USA
    1300 Beach Dr,
    Gulfport, Phone - (228) 896-7315
    HEAVY DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE KATRINA- CURRENTLY CLOSED Fun for all ages while looking at the white sand and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Bumper boats, mini golf, go karts, tilt-a-whirl, bumper cars, prize winning arcade, and children's rides. Free parking and grounds admission.
Fun Time USA
Gulf Islands Waterpark
    13100 16th Street,
    Gulfport, Phone - (866) 485-3386
    OPEN,SAT & SUN 10-7 ONLY UNTIL MAY 21, THEN DAILY. Opening in the summer of 2005,Gulf Islands Waterpark features the Master Blaster, a roller coaster water ride that pushes you up and down the slide. We also have our signature lighthouse with many speed slides connected to it. A lazy river, wave pool and kids multi-play area also offer interactive, splash experiences for old and young. Located I-49 and Canal Road exits on the Gulfport SportsPlex grounds.
Harrison County Skate Park and Hockey Complex
    269 Debuys Rd,
    Gulfport, Phone - (228) 896-9206
    Ramps for aggressive inline skating & skateboarding. 4 sections (advanced) 12 foot 1/4 pipes to 4 foot 1/4 pipes, (cement bowl) 10 foot deep, (half pipe) 1 14-foot half pipe and 1 6-foot half pipe, and beginner. Tue-Fri 4:00pm to 8:00pm, Sat 11:00am to 8:00pm, Sun 12:00 noon to 6:00pm, summer hours Tue-Sat 10:00am to 8:00pm, Sun 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Harrison County Skate Park and Hockey Complex
Marine Life Oceanarium-Joseph T. Jones Memorial Pa
    GULFPORPORT HARBOR HWY 90,
    Gulfport, Phone - (228) 864-2511
    HEAVY DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE KATRINA- CURRENTLY CLOSED Open year round, features dolphin shows, sea lion skits and exotic birds, divers feeding giant sea turtles, a 15 minute Harbor Train ride, and a sea lion picture session. Summer hours 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; winter hours 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Groups welcome. New Dolphin Interaction Program, reservations/additional fee required
Marine Life Oceanarium-Joseph T. Jones Memorial Pa
Ship Island Excursions/Pan Isles Inc.
    Gulfport Small Craft Harbor/Jones Park,
    Gulfport, Phone - (228) 864-1014
    Daily passenger ferry to Gulf Island National Seashore. Cruising March through October. Dolphin sightings, tour Fort Massachusetts. Excellent swimming, shelling, birding. Food service available.
Ship Island Excursions/Pan Isles Inc.
Long Beach

Wolf River Canoe & Kayak
    21652 Tucker Rd,
    Long Beach, Phone - (228) 4527666
    Canoe and Kayak Trips - Enjoy a beautiful and scenic trip winding down the Wolf River
Wolf River Canoe & Kayak
Ocean Springs

Gulf Islands National Seashore
    3500 Park Rd,
    Ocean Springs, Phone - (228) 875-9057
    Ocean Springs Headquarters features William M. Colmer Visitor Center, exhibits, boat launching, trails, pier, pavilions, playground and campground. Seasonal passenger boat service takes visitors from the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor to day use beaches on West Ship Island. Primitive camping on East Ship, Horn, and Petit Bois Islands.
Marshall Park
    Located at Robinson & Washington Ave.,
    Ocean Springs, Phone - ()
    Spend the day relaxing under majestic trees which scatter the grounds of the park. Site of the original town bandstand stands
Marshall Park
Pascagoula

Alligator Farm and Airboat Rides
    10300 Highway 90,
    Pascagoula, Phone - (228) 475-6026
    Enclosed boardwalk allows visitors to feed the alligators and view them up close. Alligators, airboat tours, endangered species, osprey nesting, beavers & more. Open 7 days a week 9:00am to 6:00pm, Sun 1:00 to 6:00pm. ( on Sundays airboat rides do not start until 11am)
Alligator Farm and Airboat Rides
Scranton Nature Center- LEVY PARK
    LEVY PARK,
    Pascagoula, Phone - (228) 938-6612
    Live animals, museum exhibits include birds, fossils, mammals, rocks & minerals, wildflowers and much more. Admission by donation only. Tue-Sat 10:00am to 4:00pm, Sun 1:00 to 4:00pm. Located at I.G. Levy Park featuring a lake, fishing, picnic facilities, playground, walking trail, and soccer complex.
Pass Christian

Raintree Center Aquatic Gardens
    119 East Second St,
    Pass Christian, Phone - (228) 452-3137
    A unique nursery featuring a variety of aquatic garden ponds in a serene, walk through setting. Specializes in native plants, antique roses and herbs. Gift shop. Open Mon-Sat 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Waveland

Buccaneer State Park
    1150 South Beach Blvd,
    Waveland, Phone - (228) 467-2580
    Five acre facility with wave pool, double waterslide, kiddie pool for non-swimmers, The Grill; large sun deck, locker rental, tubes and lots of shade. Sand play area. New minature golf course. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day 11:00 am to 6:45 pm., Camp Sites, and Nature Trails. Located across from The Beach in Waveland.
Buccaneer State Park

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