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Spring Bayou WMA Fishing Hunting Boating

Opelousas, LA 70570 (165.620 miles)

Located in Avoyelles parish. Hunting, trapping, fishing, boating and water skiing.

Official Website: Spring Bayou WMA

Thistlewaite WMA Hiking Hunting

Opelousas, LA 70570 (165.620 miles)

Located in St. Landry parish. Hunting, trapping, hiking, nature trails and birding

Official Website: Thistlewaite WMA

Hell Creek Wildlife Management Area Hunting

New Albany, MS 38652 (165.989 miles)

Directions: From New Albany, take Hwy 15 north toward Ripley. At Cotton Plant community turn left onto county road 825. Headquarters building is 3.5 miles on the right.

Official Website: Hell Creek Wildlife Management Area

Chicot State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Ville Platte, LA 70586 (166.123 miles)

Southcentral Louisiana, cammping, boating, fishing, nature trails and bike trails

Official Website: Chicot State Park

Roland Cooper State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Camden, AL 36726 (170.152 miles)

Rolling along the 22,000-acre Dannelly Reservoir, this 236-acre park features a nine-hole golf course with clubhouse, spacious vacation cottages, modern campground with bathhouse and laundry, and a scenic picnic area with tables, grills, pavilions and comfort station. With fishing so popular in the reservoir, the park also provides boat launching facilities.

Official Website: Roland Cooper State Park

Canal Section Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Fulton, MS 38843 (170.720 miles)

The Canal Section Wildlife Management Area (CSWMA) is in northeast Mississippi along the west side of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Starting at Highway 4 below the Bay Springs Lake lock and dam in Tishomingo County, it continues southward through Prentiss, Itawamba and Monroe counties and ends approximately five miles south of Aberdeen. The 32,000 acres of CSWMA are primarily hardwood and swamp bottomland with shallow meandering streams and open lands which were previously farmed.

Official Website: Canal Section Wildlife Management Area

St. Bernard State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Braithwaite, LA 70040 (171.121 miles)

Southeast Louisiana, South of New Orleans. Camping, fishing, picnic areas, swimming and nature trails

Official Website: St. Bernard State Park

Meaher State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Spanish Fort, AL 36577 (175.867 miles)

This 1,327-acre park is situated in the wetlands of Mobile Bay and is a day-use picnicking and scenic park with modern camping hook-ups and bathhouse facilities for overnight visitors. A boat ramp and fishing pier will appeal to every fisherman. A self-guided walk on two nature trails includes a boardwalk with a up close view of the Mobile Delta. 

Official Website: Meaher State Park

Wall Doxey Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Holly Springs, MS 38635 (176.144 miles)

Wall Doxey State Park offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities in a setting rich in natural beauty. Centered around a 60-acre, spring-fed lake, Wall Doxey is only 40 miles from the exciting shopping, restaurants, and attractions of Memphis, Tennessee, and is just seven miles from the splendid antebellum homes of Holly Springs, Mississippi. The University of Mississippi ("Ole Miss") is just a 25-minute drive away, making Wall Doxey State Park the perfect place to spend a football weekend. For a weekend getaway or as a central vacation spot, Wall Doxey State Park is an ideal destination.

Official Website: Wall Doxey

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Martinville, LA 70582 (177.767 miles)

Southwest Louisiana. Cabins, camping, boat rentals, fishing and nature trails

Official Website: Lake Fausse Pointe State Park