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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 2600 acres of restored hardwood forest. 15 miles of wooded & open nature trails w/ improved sites; wildflower pastures & cemetaries; visitor center is a 2 1/2 story brick Federal-style home burned during the Civil War, restored in 1968; beautiful hummingbird garden and extensive grounds.
The Sunset View RV Park is located at Eagle Lake along Mississippi 465 offering lakeside RV hookups, rooms and campsites for tent camping.
This unit consists of 2,200 acres, most of which are old fields or cultivated farmland. There are 25 ponds on a 400-acre portion of the unit, previously managed as a commercial catfish operation. Twenty nine species of shorebirds have been recorded on the refuge. The refuge also holds a large concentration of ducks and several species of geese in winter. Marsh birds such as sedge wrens, marsh wrens, common yellow-throats, soras, and king rails are regularly seen and heard at the Black Bayou Unit. Peregrine falcons, least terns, black terns, and wood storks pass through during migration. You may also spot bald eagles during winter.
Tara Wildlife is one of the nation’s premier private wildlife management areas which encompasses 13,000 acres and is located 35 minutes northeast of Vicksburg in the Eagle Lake community along the Mississippi River. Tara offers a wide range of outstanding hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing activities. Pets welcome. 1 cabin with 5 bedrooms.
Birding and wildlife viewing in over 100,000 acres of refuge lands on several refuges, including 13,000 acres of refuge-managed Farmers Home Administration lands; many species of waterfowl, great blue herons, anhingas, wading birds, shorebirds, prothonotary warblers, bobolink, American bittern; numerous migratory species, deer; alligators; additional hiking trails and driving trails in development, observation decks; beautiful environment, vital habitat for fish and wildlife in the Delta region; visitors are encouraged to stop by and enjoy the wild side of Hillside, Holt Collier, Mathews Brake, Morgan Brake, Panther Swamp, Theodore Roosevelt, and Yazoo National Wildlife Refuges; daylight use only; maps, brochures at refuge headquarters.
Birding and wildlife viewing in picturesque park in Appalachian foothills; unique landscape, upland pine, hardwood forests, massive rock formations, Bear Creek flowing through; 13-mile nature trail system features rugged terrain; more than 600 species of fern, wildlflowers, bob white quail, wild turkey, hawks, vultures, ospreys, owls, wading birds; 8-mile canoe trips on Bear Creek; canoe rentals in park.
Located in north-central Mississippi, this 67,000-acre national forest is covered with pine and upland hardwood. Several medium-sized lakes are located within the forest. This location is popular for hunting white-tail deer and turkey.
23 mile long trail in De Soto National Forest traverses longleaf pine covered ridges, pitcher plant savannas, flooded tupelo/bald cypress swamps, offering excellent wildlife viewing
Centered around a 60-acre spring fed lake. 9 cabins, 17 tent sites, 64 RV sites (paved), 64 back-ins (38'), hook-ups (64W, 64E), 20/30/50 amps, 49 shaded spots, 64 side hook-ups, dump station, slide-out accommodations, handicapped accessible.
Facilities: Restrooms, showers, laundry, security, firewood, conference/meeting facilities. Group Camp accommodates 104 for summer camp retreats and family reunions.
Recreation: Spring Lake in the park has over 200 springs that feeds a beautiful 60-acre lake. The water stays clear and cold year-round and completely replaces itself every 51 hours. There are two 20-hole disc golf courses, a disc golf pro shop, four outdoor picnic shelters, fishing and hiking trails. Nearby attractions: Marshall County museums, Strawberry Plains Audubon Society, The University of Mississippi, Rowan Oak, & Kirkwood National Golf Course.
Logtown and Napoleonville are part of NASA buffer-zone; historical interest, birding and wildlife veiwing offering a mix of habitats; birding near old home sites; foot paths, roads, old clear cuts, moss-hung oaks, fresh swamps; easy birding and walking; best birding during summer, spring, and fall migrations.
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