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WLOX Editorial: Visit Gulf Islands National Seashore.

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This summer with gas prices climbing near four dollars a gallon you may be thinking what can I do with my family closer to home? We have the perfect answer for you- visit the Gulf Islands National Seashore. It is a gem.

Last year the seashore, which stretches from South Mississippi to Florida, was the ninth most visited national park in our country. Out of the five and a half million visitors, more than a million visited our Ocean Springs park or one of our barrier islands.

The camp grounds in Ocean Springs are first rate. Add to that the beauty of the bayou complete with song birds and an occasional alligator sighting and a museum spotlighting the importance of our marshes and estuaries, and you have an amazing experience.

Our barrier islands are some of the most picturesque in our country and accessible. There's a ferry to Ship Island and boaters can pull into the other islands.

Jim Dugan from Maryland visiting on the coast said it best, "You are not going to find many parks like this. It's very secluded. So it's one of a kind."

If gas prices do keep you closer to home this summer, you still have a wonderful place to enjoy nature, right on your front door step.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com, or post your comments below.

David Vincent
WLOX-TV General Manager

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