Essence of Biloxi Driving and Bicycling Trail – Stop #23
Bayou Auguste (pronounced Augusta) extends from the Bay of Biloxi for a half of mile through several neighborhoods. The bayou originally flowed freely as an important tidal marsh habitat for sea life and water fowl. It also served as a natural storm water drainage system. Over the years, the bayou’s natural functions have been thwarted by pollution, roadbuilding, culvert channeling, industry, and landfill for real estate development. Recently, however, there has been a joint effort by the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain and several other entities to clean and restore the bayou in a project called Bayou Auguste Greenway.
G0 to Back Bay Boulevard and turn left (west). Continue west for three tenths of a mile and turn right into the parking area and read the historical marker at the foot of the fishing pier.