Round Island Preserve
The primary boundary of this small 65-acre preserve, located in Jackson County, is the shoreline of the island. Most of the island is covered in slash pine forest with a marshy interior. Six pair of Osprey nest on the island and 30 or more pair of Great Blue Herons have nested here in recent years.  This unique location provides excellent feeding, resting, and wintering habitat for numerous types of migratory bird species, such as the Brown Pelican, White Pelican, and cormorants. Boaters and anglers use the area on occasional and seasonal basis for waterfowl hunting (sparingly) and fishing.
Rare/Endangered Species:
  • Panion haliaetus Osprey
  • Alligator mississippiensis American Alligator
  • Ruellia noctiflora Night-Flowering Ruellia
For Comments and/or Additional Information on Bayou La Croix Preserve, email the Coastal Preserves Manager.

Contact Round Island Preserve

MS Department of Marine Resources
1141 Bayview Avenue
Biloxi, Mississippi  39530
Phone: (228) 374-5000
Toll Free: (800) 374-3449
Fax: (228) 374-5005


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