Grand Bay National Estuarine
Research Reserve
6005 Bayou Heron Road
Moss Point, MS 39562  {Map Us}


Office: 228.475.7047
FAX: 228.475.8097

Hours of Operation

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:30AM to 4PM
Interpretive Area:
Monday-Friday 9AM to 3PM



Follow signs from Hwy 90 to direct you to the Reserve.

From I-10, take Exit 75 (Franklin Creek Road) and head south towards Hwy 90. Turn right on Hwy 90 (heading west) and travel approximately 1.2 miles to Pecan Road. There will be a left hand turn lane here, but no signal light. (If you pass Pascagoula Auto Salvage and the Gator Farm, you have gone too far.) Turn left on Pecan Road. Travel approximately ½ mile and take your first right and cross over the railroad tracks. Bayou Heron Road turns off to the right. Continue right on Bayou Heron Rd. You will see the Center approximately 1 mile down the road on the right-hand side.

Are you looking for….

  • An emergency contact?
    Call the Department of Marine Resources Marine Patrol at 228.523.4134
  • Hunting and fishing Licenses?
    Contact the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks at | 800.go.parks
  • Saltwater fishing licenses?
    Contact the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources at
  • Boating information?
    Contact the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks at | 800.go.parks
  • To report a manatee sighting?
    Call 866.493.5803
  • To report injured or orphaned wildlife?
    Call WRANPS (the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Nature Preservation Society) at 228.452.WILD (9453)
  • To report a stranded sea turtle or other injured endangered species?
    Call the NOAA National Marine Fishery Service at 228.341.0842
  • To report a stranded marine mammal?
    Call the Stranding Network at 888.SOS.Dolphin.
  • To report hazardous materials spill
    Contact the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) at | 888.786.0661

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