National Forests in Mississippi


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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November's Featured Park
The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
November's Animal
Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.
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