Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

6005 Bayou Heron Road

Moss Point, MS 39562

Phone: (228) 475-7047

Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve & Coastal Resource Center offers visitors all kinds of excitement out in the wild and in the interpretive center which offers interpretive exhibits and more. The reserve is open year-round for exploration and discovery, and is a great place to go birding, bug & butterfly watching as well as botanizing. If you are very, very observant, it is also a great place see aquatic and marine mammals such as river otters and bottlenose dolphins!

The reserve is a great place for the nature photographer. Photo opportunities such as glorious sunrises and sunsets as well as brightly colored wildflowers and butterflies provide countless possibilities for photographers who want to capture that perfect photo for their album. Pack a lunch, bring your fishing poles, canoes, or kayaks, and come enjoy the wonderful outdoors.

Open Monday-Friday 9am to 3pm - free.

Virtually explore the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve!

Virtually explore Blue Heron Bayou!

Virtually explore Oak Grove Trail at Grand Bay!

  • Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

  • Dec 14, 2019

Witness one of the largest meteor showers of the year, The Geminids Meteor Shower! Enjoy this amazing night of free family fun planned with a variet of soups and hot chocolate.


  • Hayride from the Coastal Resources Center to the Boat launch
  • Viewing the Geminids Meteor Shower
  • Screech owl walk on the Savanna Trail boardwalk
  • Cookei decorating (and eating!)
  • Pictures with Santa Claus
  • Reindeer games
  • Creative Crafts

Visit the Facebook event to let us know you are coming.