Travel & Tourism

Moss Point: 'The good life'

SUN HERALD/FILE 
 Amyia Frazier, 6, draws a picture for her mother at the Art Alley sponsored by the Pascagoula-Moss Point Junior Auxiliary during a past Live Oak Arts Festival.
SUN HERALD/FILE Amyia Frazier, 6, draws a picture for her mother at the Art Alley sponsored by the Pascagoula-Moss Point Junior Auxiliary during a past Live Oak Arts Festival. SUN HERALD

Moss Point is a riverfront city known for the Spanish moss that hangs from its historic oak trees. Before the turn of the 20th century, a thriving lumber industry supported the city. Once known as “Elder’s Ferry,” it got the name Moss Point from the loggers and raft riders who called it “Mossey Point.” Today, Moss Point features historic churches and beautiful classic architecture. The junction of the Pascagoula and Escatawpa rivers makes it inviting, inciting fun enthusiasts to experience what the locals call the good life.

Population: 13,682

Points of Interest

Christmas By the River Boat Parade, Dec. 3, 2016, Downtown riverfront area, 475‐7887

Danny Ray Clark Memorial Park, Bellview Avenue at Devon Street, 475‐7887

Fall De Rah Celebration, Oct. 31, 2016, Downtown riverfront area, 475‐7887

Moss Point Citywide Jamboree, May 6, 2017, Downtown riverfront area, 475‐7887

Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 1 Audubon Way (5107 Arthur St.), 475‐0825

Pelican Landing Event and Conference Center,  6217 Mississippi 613, 474‐1406

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