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Friendship Oak

730 E Beach Blvd, Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, MS 39560-6259
+1 228-865-4500
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A live oak for the ages!

Living in Southeast Georgia we have some of the most beautiful oaks in the world and this tree... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
J P T
via mobile
A magnificent tree!

This is one of the largest and most majestic live oak trees I've ever seen. No telling how much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CultureVulture
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Clinton, MS
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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Over 500 years old, this oak tree is allegedly Mississippi's oldest and most beautiful tree.
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730 E Beach Blvd, Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, MS 39560-6259
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+1 228-865-4500
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"hurricane katrina"
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"walk up"
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"gulf of mexico"
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"limbs"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Living in Southeast Georgia we have some of the most beautiful oaks in the world and this tree falls right into that category! A bit of damage it as endured over its lifetime but still a magnificent site if you find yourself nearby.

Thank J P T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the largest and most majestic live oak trees I've ever seen. No telling how much history it has witnessed!

Thank CultureVulture
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful tree! Worth the trip to see it had some damage to tree but the tree was still beautiful and huge!

Thank Tori B
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

In the past year this gorgeous majestic tree was still worth visiting but I guess the last hurricane last Fall really did a number on it. A year ago it was roped off and the seating area built around it was taken down & it...More

Thank JKing428
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

If you haven’t seen it! Make the time. This 500+ year old tree is majestic. They are currently trying to save it so go see it while you can. As kids we climbed all over this beauty.

Thank TrinketTobin
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Old tree but could use some beautification in the area surrounding - cool that it survived hurricanes . Not worth going unless you happen to be right in the area

1  Thank Tom Peggy L
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

A large chunk of the tree has been cut out so not as impressive looking as I'm sure it once was. They have the area roped off so you can only drive or walk by. It's very close off the main highway and only takes...More

1  Thank Dani C
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Just think of the scenes and peoples and stories that have taken place while this tree stood in this spot - for 500+ years! There is currently tape around this majestic oak due to a cracked limb, but it is still standing and worth a...More

Thank Nolafan2164
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

It was a huge, contorted, symbolic, old oak tree. It was recently trimmed (Oct. 2017), I mean cut way back, to prevent further damage due to storms and hurricanes. It is still a great symbol, and worth seeing if you're already in the area.

Thank KevinEdD95
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

From August 1976 through August 1983 I was an Assistant Professor at USM-Gulf Park. My office windows looked out at this beautiful tree. Back then it had an open-air treehouse where Vachael Lindsey once taught poetry at the girl's school. I taught several afternoon classes...More

Thank Bill G
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