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De Soto Ranger Destrict (DE Soto National Forest) Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Wiggins, MS 39577 (117.138 miles)

The De Soto characterized by gently rolling terrain covered by southern pine ridges and hardwood bottoms with clear, tea-colored streams meandering throughout. Visitors who seek solitude will be able to within one of the state's two wilderness areas-- Black Creek or Leaf -- both located on the De Soto. Two National Recreation Trails offer over 60 miles for hikers to explore. The nature observer may delight in the varied ecosystems on the De Soto, from longleaf pine/scrub oak ridges to tupelo/bald cypress swamps, and from steep upland hardwood forests of Ragland Hills to the vast pitcher plant savanna at Buttercup Flats.

Official Website: De Soto Ranger Destrict (DE Soto National Forest)

Leaf River Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Wiggins, MS 39577 (117.138 miles)

Directions: Take Hwy 29 south at New Augusta, travel to Benndale Rd., veer left, travel to Forest Service Rd. 309 turn left. Travel to Forest Service RD. 353 turn left. Headquarters on right.

Official Website: Leaf River Wildlife Management Area

Red Creek Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Wiggins, MS 39577 (117.138 miles)

Directions: From Wiggins, take Hwy 49 south to Wire Rd., turn east on Wire Rd. approximately 13 miles to headquarters. The headquarters is located on the north side of the road.

Official Website: Red Creek Wildlife Management Area

Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Crossett, AR 71635 (118.222 miles)

This 65,000-acre refuge contains an abundance of water resources dominated by the Ouachita and Saline Rivers and the Felsenthal Pool.

Official Website: Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge

Calhoun County Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Calhoun City, MS 38916 (120.348 miles)

Directions: Beginning on the west side of the Square in Calhoun City, go west on CR 306 5.7 miles, turn right onto CR 317, go .75 mile, turn left on CR 308, go .06 mile, turn right onto CR 319, go 4.4 miles to the intersection of CR 321, turn left onto CR 321, to .33 mile to CR 322, turn right onto CR 322, go.25 mile, headquarters on left.

Official Website: Calhoun County Wildlife Management Area

Little Biloxi Wildlife Management Area Hunting

McHenry, MS 39561 (125.903 miles)

Directions: *South on Hwy 49 below Wiggins, turn right at Perkinston Jr. College, go about 8 miles and look for sign that is by road to the left-Hickman Tower Rd.

Official Website: Little Biloxi Wildlife Management Area

George P. Cossar Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Oakland, MS 38948 (128.077 miles)

Situated on the shores of Enid Lake, George Payne Cossar State Park is a sportsman's paradise. Most of the land around the lake and in nearby Holly Springs National Forest is open for public hunting, and is abundant in variety of game. Hunters are not the only sportsmen who will find their quarry in the area. The world record crappie, weighing in at over five pounds, was pulled from the waters of Enid Lake. These excellent hunting and fishing opportunities, combined with a variety of recreational opportunities and scenic natural beauty, make George Payne Cossar State Park the perfect family vacation spot.

Official Website: George P. Cossar

Fairview-Riverside State Park Hiking Camping

Madisonville, LA 70447 (129.076 miles)

Southeast Louisiana, Camping, swimming and a nature trail avialable for use.

Official Website: Fairview-Riverside State Park

Lake D'Arbonne State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Farmerville, LA 71241 (129.400 miles)

Northeast Louisiana, a fisherman's paradise. Campsite, picnic tables and grills, 3 piers and a boat ramp

Official Website: Lake D'Arbonne State Park

Chickasaw Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Houston, MS 38851 (130.380 miles)

Directions: From Houston, take Hwy 15 north to the intersection of Hwy 32 east. Turn east (right) toward Okolona, travel 10 miles, headquarters is on the left side of Highway. From Okolona, take Hwy 32 west toward Houston. Travel 10 miles; headquarters building is on the right side of highway

Official Website: Chickasaw Wildlife Management Area