Visitors to Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) are encouraged to begin their tour at the Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center’s interpretive center. Here visitors will learn about the diverse habitats located at Grand Bay NWR and the flora and fauna that make this place home.
Location and Contact Information
Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located in coastal Mississippi and Alabama. The refuge was established in 1992 to help protect one of the largest remaining expanses of Gulf Coast wet pine savanna habitat. With only 3% of wet pine savanna remaining across its originally range, it is considered an endangered habitat.
The 10,188 acre refuge partially overlays the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Together, they protect nearly 18,000 acres of relatively undisturbed wildlife habitat.
In addition to the wet pine savanna, other refuge habitats include maritime forest, tidal and non-tidal wetlands, salt marshes, salt pans, bays and bayous. These numerous and varying habitats provide a unique opportunity to view the diverse numbers of species that make their home here.
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