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Most Sought Species at This Site:

Least Bittern, Tricolored Heron, Reddish Egret, Clapper Rail, Black-Necked Stilt,  American Oystercatcher,

Wilson’s Plover, Red Knot, Least Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Sandwich Tern, Black Skimmer, Chuck-will’s-widow,

Nelson’s Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow

Horn Island is the largest of the barrier islands. Because of its

size and complexity, one could not hope to cover it entirely in a single day but primitive camping is permitted.  This island has some of the largest aquifer-fed lagoons, which between hurricanes, become freshwater in nature. This creates favorable conditions to see migrating birds and other wildlife. Click here for complete information including maps, trails, lagoons, and passes.


All of the barrier islands can only be reached by boat. Click on the boat icon to the right for more information on charter services.  If you are using a personal boat, the GPS way-point provided is for an area that is open to the public and easy to access.

GPS: 30.23652 -88.67242

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Updated: 9/17/2013