Forty years ago I spent my teen years in Gautier (Seacliffe)andcamped on Horn Island all the time. We always took dipnets, crab traps, floundering lanterns and gigs, seines and cast netsalong with our fishing gear and LIVED LIKE KINGS out there (it wasn't a Nat. Park then). We would harvest our own oysters on the way out and live off the bountry of the land, crabmeat stuffed flounder, grilled redfish and oysters and sometimes we would bring gumbo fixin's and make a big pot withEVERYTHING from coquinas to baby squid thrown in. In the winter we would tow a canoe out and hunt ducks in the lakes. Thanks for bringing back some happy childhood memories!
Oh, don't camp too close to any of the lakes, sloughs or swamps, the mosquitos can be bad and the lakes are full of gators that will cross out into the Sound and Gulf at night to feed on crabs! I think now days you have to register with the Park Service if you are going to camp?