Fontainebleau Walking Trail

Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564

Fontainebleau Walking Trail

Fontainebleau Walking Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Experience the transitional Gulf habitat of Mississippi along the Fontainebleau Loop at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge. While short in length, the loop opens up this world of bayhead swamps, pine savannahs, and pine forests to those who venture out. Orchids, pitcher plants, and pine savannah grasses greet you around every turn as you make your way around a salt marsh and to the banks of Davis Bayou.

The Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge is the second of two refuges in coastal Mississippi, the other being Grand Bay. Located in Ocean Springs just north of Ocean Springs Middle School, the refuge is an oasis in the middle of the town, preserving a rich transitional habitat from bayhead swamps to pine savannahs and forests along the banks of Davis Bayou."

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Trail Information

Ocean Springs
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 hour
Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, 7200 Crane Lane, Gautier, MS 39553; (228) 497-6322;
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USGS Ocean Springs, MS
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