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Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge Hunting

Moss Point, MS 39562 (162.015 miles)

Grand Bay NWR is one of over 540 National Wildlife Refuges managed as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Grand Bay NWR was established in 1992 under the Emergency Wetlands Resources act of 1986 to protect one of the largest expanses of undisturbed pine savanna habitats in the Gulf Coastal Plain region. The refuge is located in Mobile County, Alabama and Jackson, County Mississippi, and when complete will encompass over 32,000 acres.

Official Website: Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Lake Lurleen State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Coker, AL 35452 (162.267 miles)

Lake Lurleen State Park is named after Alabama’s only female governor. Lurleen Wallace, the wife of former Governor George C. Wallace, was a native of Tuscaloosa County. As Governor she was instrumental in funding a major renovation project of Alabama State Parks. Lake Lurleen State Park is located 9 miles Northwest of the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport, Alabama and is 14 miles from the campus of the University of Alabama, home of the “Crimson Tide.” The 1,625-acre park is a scenic lakeside retreat set on the banks of a 250-acre lake. Facilities include a modern campground, activity building, picnic area, play area, pavilions, beach with bathhouse, fishing piers, boat rentals and boat-launch areas.

Official Website: Lake Lurleen State Park

Tombigbee Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Tupelo, MS 38804 (162.525 miles)

Located just six miles south of Tupelo, Mississippi - Tombigbee State Park offers the finest in outdoor recreation opportunities minutes from one of Mississippi's premier shopping, dining and entertainment areas. Tupelo is the site of the bi-annual Tupelo Furniture Market; home of the Elvis Presley Birthplace; and the headquarters of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Official Website: Tombigbee

Natchez Trace Parkway Camping Biking

Tupelo, MS 38804 (162.525 miles)

The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail used by animals and people that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee. Today, visitors can experience this National Scenic Byway and All-American Road through driving, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.

Official Website: Natchez Trace Parkway

Bayou Segnette State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Westwego, LA 70094 (163.779 miles)

Southeast Louisiana, South of New Orleans. Camping, swimming and a nature trail avialable for use.

Official Website: Bayou Segnette State Park

Attakapas WMA Fishing Hunting Boating

Opelousas, LA 70570 (165.620 miles)

Located in Upper St.Mary and Lower St. Martin and Iberia Parishes. Only accessible by boat. Public launches available. Hunting and fishing

Official Website: Attakapas WMA

Elm Hall Fishing Hunting Boating

Opelousas, LA 70570 (165.620 miles)

Locatedin Assumption Parish. Bottomland hardwood. Accessible only by boat. Hunting, fishing, birding

Official Website: Elm Hall

Grassy Lake WMA Fishing Hunting Camping

Opelousas, LA 70570 (165.620 miles)

Located in Avoyelles parish. Bottomland hardwood. Hunting, fishing, trapping, and camping.

Official Website: Grassy Lake WMA

Pomme de Terre WMA Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Opelousas, LA 70570 (165.620 miles)

Located in Avoyelles parish. Large and small game hunting. Fishing, boating, and camping

Official Website: Pomme de Terre WMA

Sherburne/Atchafalaya NWR/Bayou des Oures Hunting Camping

Opelousas, LA 70570 (165.620 miles)

Located in Pointe Coupee, St.Martin and Iberville parishes. Bottomland hardwood area that offers big and small game hunting. Camping and shooting range complex

Official Website: Sherburne/Atchafalaya NWR/Bayou des Oures