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trail leading from top of the levee to a secluded bald cypress-rimmed lake, water's edge reveals wood ducks, graceful herons and egrets, closed to hiking from November to January, hunter orange recommended
4 hiking and mountain biking trails totaling 26 miles.
Located on an 8-acre lake. 22 RV sites (paved), hook-ups (22W, 22E), 50 amps, 22 shaded spots, dump station, handicapped accessible, pet restrictions.
Facilities: Restrooms, showers.
Recreation: Swimming, fishing, wildlife viewing.
The Crosby Arboretum is the premier native plant conservatory in the southeast. A variety of plant communities are featured at the Arboretum that represent the native flora of the Pearl River drainage basin in Mississippi and Louisiana which include aquatic, savanna, and woodland exhibits. These habitats provide many opportunities for all ages to learn about nature through educational programs, tours, and events.
outdoor education center, lodging & dining facilities, 6,600-acre Bay Springs Lake, wildlife viewing
Birding and wildlife viewing in a flooded Tupelo/bald cypress swamp; abundant aquatic animals, alligators, other reptiles, amphibians, prothonotary warblers, white-eyed vireos, red-eyed vireos, blue-gray gnatcatchers, Carolina chickadees, tufted titmouse, common yellowthroats, wood thrushes, brown thrashers, cardinals, bluejays, pileated woodpeckers, robins, yellowbreasted chats in spring and summer; orange-crowned warblers, eastern phoebas in winter; restrooms and picnic facilities.
canoeing and kayaking, public campground, fishing, lighted ball fields, wildlife viewing
The refuge consists of 9,700 acres including 1,050 acres of agricultural lands, 8,100 acres of bottomland hardwood forested wetlands, 500 acres in various stages of reforestation, and 50 acres for roads and administrative purposes.
Dahomey offers opportunities for fishing, hunting (including youth hunts and handicapped facilities), wildlife observation, and photography. There is also an auto tour route, weather permitting. There are small game, deer and spring turkey hunts by permit only.
Davis Bayou is part of the Gulf Island National Seashore and is a prime birding and wildlife viewing area; optimum viewing on trails, at fishing pier, near boat ramp; Carolina chickadees, Northern cardinals, brown thrashers, clapper rails, migratory songbirds, fiddler crabs, periwinkle snails, jumping mullet, alligators, diamond back terrapins, water snake; also activity area, bicycle path, boat launch, developed and primitive camping, fishing, nature trail, and picnic areas.
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 DeSoto County Greeways program was established to take advantage of nature and its beauty and encompasses a variety of multipurpose trails and green spaces, suitable for hiking, skating, biking, jogging, walking, running, equestrian use, canoeing and kayaking.
The Coldwater River Canoe & Kayak Trail meanders from MS HW 309 westward to Hwy 51 Arkabutla Lake, just south of Hernando.
THE OFFICIAL TOURISM RESOURCE FOR THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI