National Forests in Mississippi

Description:

What to Do?Explore the Outdoors . . .Recreation Opportunities Abound! The six National Forests in Mississippi provide excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation across the state. 1.2 million acres of forest land provide a diversity of terrain, diverse ecosystems, numerous lakes, rivers, and streams.  In addition to hosting native plant and animal communities, forests are also rich in cultural history. USDA Forest Service land is spread across Mississippi, making the great outdoors quickly accessible to visitors. Discover all the popular water related recreation we have to offer. Swimming, boating, and warm water fishing are favorite pastimes. Picnic sites and pavilions near the water are available for small and large family gatherings. The Black Creek Scenic River provides a distinctive canoeing experience. Developed and dispersed camping areas provide overnight accommodations that support hunting, water-based recreation, and destination camping. The National Forests in Mississippi are also a major provider of recreational trails in the state. Approximately 265 miles of non-motorized hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails challenge visitors and provide great scenery. We also offer approximately 90 miles of designated motorized trails open to off-highway vehicles.Recreational Opportunities by Ranger District:Select a Ranger District from the list below for more specific information concerning recreational opportunities available at that district.Bienville Ranger District Recreation Page Chickasawhay Ranger District Recreation Page De Soto Ranger District Recreation Page Delta Ranger District Recreation Page Holly Springs Ranger District Recreation Page Homochitto Ranger District Recreation Page Tombigbee Ranger District Recreation Page

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Phone:

Email:

ckshedd@fs.fed.us

Address:

, MS

Activities:

Biking Boating Camping Fishing Hiking Horseback Riding Off Highway Vehicle Picnicking Swimming Horse Camping

Organization:

FS - USDA Forest Service

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Featured Park
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
Featured Wildlife
The pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.
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