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This Little Known Natural Oasis Is Hiding In Mississippi… And You’re Going To Love It

Encompassing over 18,000 acres, the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) contains some of the most biodiverse habitats in North America. Filled with pine savannas, salt marshes, saltpans, bays, bayous, and maritime forests, the reserve provides sites and scenery like nowhere else in the state. Perfect for everything from recreation to education, this hidden gem is worth checking out.

The Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve’s office and resource center are located at 6005 Bayou Heron Road; Moss Point, MS. For more information on the reserve, including hours of operation, directions, and upcoming events, call (228) 475-7047 or click here.

So many are unaware that this one-of-a-kind outdoor treasure is right in their own backyard. Did you know about the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve? Have you ever visited?

Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.