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The Delta National Forest is located in Sharkey County north of Vicksburg, Mississippi, within the floodplain of the Mississippi River. It is one of the few hardwood forests remaining in the Mississippi Delta and the only bottomland hardwood national forest in the nation.
Birding and wildlife viewing on 60,695 acres of forested wetland; five green tree reservoirs; wintering waterfowl, resident wood ducks, neotropical migratory birds, butterflies, alligators, reptiles, deer, many species of small mammals, black bear; optimum viewing on the Sweetgum Research Natural Area (virgin growth forests), Blue Lake Nature Trail, Clark Lake Trail; Mud Lake Trail (3 miles) dips into mud flats area in forest; more than 50 miles of improved trails; 21 dirt roads used as trails, range in length from 1 to 4 miles; NOTE: exercise caution during hunting season-wear hunter orange.
THE OFFICIAL TOURISM RESOURCE FOR THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI