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From primitive camping to full-service RV accommodations to cozy cabins, Mississippi's State Parks are fantastic places to stay. For complete information, click here.
Located 30 miles north of Vicksburg on Hwy 465 offering fishing and hunting on over 100,000 acres of public hunting land along the Mississippi River and oxbow lakes.
Hiking trail approximately 3-miles in one of Mississippi's most beautiful biodiverse nature areas; primitive and improved trails, 50 waterfalls; strenuous hiking- bring water; 1881 Pond Store with original furnishings and artifacts - beverages and snacks for purchase; 700 acre area; diverse ecosystems; large variety of uncommon trees; steeply sloping Loess-bluff hills; colorful migrating and resident birds, invertebrates; poisonous snakes, rare land snails; federally endangered Carolina magnolia vine; endangered Southern red belly dace, black bear; blooming wildflowers, colorful neotropical birds in April/May migration; brilliant Fall foliage from giant beech, sweetgum, hickory trees; foot traffic only; no hunting, no camping, no motorized vehicles; physically demanding terrain.
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.
THE OFFICIAL TOURISM RESOURCE FOR THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI