Friendship Oak

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Friendship Oak
4.5
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Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Over 500 years old, this oak tree is allegedly Mississippi's oldest and most beautiful tree.
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luvlifeandtravel
Colorado Springs, CO754 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Great to see, parking was easy to find because I think it was college spring break. The tree is roped off so you have to be creative for good pictures, as parts of the tree are really starting to look bad. Honestly, there are a lot of really beautiful, old trees all around that area. 500 years is a long time, though so we were glad we visited!
Written March 29, 2021
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TryppAdams
Minneapolis, MN9,537 contributions
Nov 2019
This grand old tree is located just on the Southern Miss Gullf park campus. I arrived after sunset and was surprised how well you could still see the tree. If you drive past it about 20 yards, there were a few parking spots allowing you to hop out and walk on the street to check out the tree. It's roped off and signs ask you not to walk near or climb on the tree. It's an impressive tree, as many in the south are, if you are in the area it's worth checking it out!
Written December 10, 2019
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OrlandoCyclist
Orlando, FL425 contributions
Oct 2019
Apparently, it was more majestic prior to Katrina. You can almost tell by looking at it. The writings near the tree are very well done. Having this on a Univeristy site is great for the students. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it, but if you are passing by, it's worth the quick stop.
Written October 23, 2019
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Richard S
Long Beach, MS6 contributions
Jul 2019
At one time I would have given a 4 star rating. In recent years they have had to amputate some major limbs and remove the tree house. Therefore sadly the 2 star rating.
Written September 4, 2019
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Goretski
Long Beach, MS3 contributions
Jun 2019
This is a very old and very large Oak Tree that is starting to "Fall apart". Large critical branches are coming off of the tree. Well, having survived 3 major hurricanes over the past 100 years, it's doing as well as it can be. It is so beautiful, but Steel support braces / beams detract from its true beauty. Go see it while you can because I'm not sure it will be around for too much longer (my opinion). It's sad. It's free.
Written August 14, 2019
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Conrad J
257 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We took the grandchildren to see where their father proposed to there mother on the campus of USM gulf park in Long Beach. You can no longer climb up into the tree since one of the large branches broke off. But is was interesting to see their parents proposal site.
Written August 4, 2019
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ronsrl
Fairhope, AL, United States3 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
You should have seen her in all of her majestic glory this day before Hurricane Katrina hit her with a 32 ft wall of water on August 29, 2005.
Camille in 1969 nor Katrina could bring this old gal down even though she stands just across Hwy 90 from the gulf. A trip to the MS coast has never been complete without visiting her. My two Marine Corps buddies and our wives made this trip, but of course our ladies wanted to stay at the casinos while we visited the tree.
We made the best deal. When her shadow covers you, whoever is with you will remain a friend forever -Indian Legend. In our case, that is certainly true!
Written July 11, 2019
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Cyndi O
27 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Stopped here because it is a tourist attraction. Stop and think how many hurricanes has this tree survived
Written July 11, 2019
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deidrepic
Winter Springs, FL628 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Due to the Bacteria on the beaches we decided to check out other attractions in the area. Cool oak tree, looks like it's ready for some tree trimming! The friendship is a little broken??
Written July 9, 2019
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Jeff M
Cedar Park, TX28 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Wasn’t that impressive. Campus looked nice. On a side note, lots of pokestops and pokegyms around and it kept my son occupied.
Written June 4, 2019
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