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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.
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.
Home to Bethel ATV/Bicycle Trails, Airey Lake & POW Lake Area Recreation, Tuxachanie Hiking Trail and Big Foot Horse Trail. Miles of trails, camping and hiking. Some fees may apply.
Well marked paths in diverse beautiful national forest offering viewing of rare red-cockaded woodpecker, brown-headed nuthatch, Bachman sparrow, other pine-woods species, early morning best
Developed as a public recreation area, Dry Creek Water Park features a 150-acre lake and a 28-site public camping area.
Dub Patton Campground offers 66 campsites and South Abutment offers 80 Class A campsites.
Relax & restore your spirit in our four cabins or the five bedroom lodge. Resort & meeting facility on 3 acres.
wet pine savanna, mixed woodlands offering excellent place for beginning birding and wildlife viewing
A 2.2-mile paved trail for joggers, walkers and bicyclists along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in Fulton. The south trail (0.9 miles) runs atop the waterway levee south from West Main Street to the Fulton Lock and Dam. The north trail (1.3 miles) runs atop the waterway levee, then veers northeastward, crossing scenic Cummings Creek, then to the Jamie Whitten Historical Center Complex entrance off the John E. Rankin Scenic Highway. The trail features a paved surface, rest stops with park benches and full lighting. Offering panoramic views of the waterway, the main parking area is located at the intersection of West Main Street and Access Road.
George P. Cossar State Park offers swimming, nature trail, fishing, canoeing/kayaking, skiing, picnic area. Hiking trails include Rocky Point National Recreation Trail; nationally-designated recreation trail; 4.5-mile partially looped trail network; begins and ends at Plum Point Recreation Area; descends to sandy edge of Enid Lake; passes impressive gullies in deep woods; additional trails: Quail Run Nature Trail (2.5 miles), Beech Hollow Nature Trail (.5 miles). Cossar has 13 cabins, 84 camping pads (water and electric only), group camp, seasonal swimming pool, visitors center, nature trail, 27 hole disc golf, and 2 dump stations, fishing (no boat rental), skiing, 2 pavilions, large picnic area, 18 holes miniature golf, and an Indian historic site.
THE OFFICIAL TOURISM RESOURCE FOR THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI