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Turkey Creek Water Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Decatur, MS 39327 (63.476 miles)

Turkey Creek Water Park with its 250-acre lake attracts travelers from many areas. Located just off Highway 15, five miles southwest of Decatur, the park is one of the most popular water skiing spots around attracting skiers as early as mid-March. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, or biking the park's nature trail teeming with wild flowers, deer, squirrels, ducks, and turkeys. For campers, the park has fully developed camping spurs as well as three new vacation cabins available for rental. Turkey Creek's campgrounds feature a picnic area, and playground. The park also features a white sand beach, wooded picnic areas, and nature trails.

Official Website: Turkey Creek Water Park

Sky Lake Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Belzoni, MS 39038 (63.567 miles)

Official Website: Sky Lake Wildlife Management Area

Lake Bruin State Park Fishing Camping Boating

St. Joseph, LA 71366 (67.195 miles)

Northeast Louisiana. Camping, boat rentals, docks and launch. Fishing, swimming, activity area and bath house.

Official Website: Lake Bruin State Park

Hillside National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Cruger, MS 38924 (68.874 miles)

This refuge is an oasis of wildlife habitat surrounded by agriculture. Bounded on the east side by the unique loess bluffs of eastern Mississippi, this 15,572-acre refuge was named to reflect its location at the base of the bluffs. The refuge was established in 1975 and provides important stop-over and nesting habitat for over 200 species of neotropical migratory birds.

Official Website: Hillside National Wildlife Refuge

Mathews Brake National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Cruger, MS 38924 (68.874 miles)

Mathews Brake National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 2,418 acres in west-central Mississippi. Established in 1980, the refuge is one of seven national wildlife refuges in the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The primary habitat feature is Mathews Brake, the largest brake in Leflore County. Each winter the brake provides habitat for over 30,000 ducks. Neotropical migratory birds use the refuge during migration seasons throughout the year. The refuge supports about 200 species of migratory birds, including priority species such as the prothonotary warbler.

Official Website: Mathews Brake National Wildlife Refuge

Morgan Brake National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Cruger, MS 38924 (68.874 miles)

Morgan Brake National Wildlife Refuge ...one of seven refuges in the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. In addition to the typical bottomland habitats of the Mississippi Delta, Morgan Brake National Wildlife Refuge includes a unique mile of north-facing loess bluffs on the east side of the refuge. This rare habitat with its unique floral assembly, has been described by natural resources experts as the standard by which all loess bluffs can be judged.The refuge is noted for large numbers of wintering waterfowl which have exceeded 100,000 ducks in recent years. Approximately 250 species of birds use the

Official Website: Morgan Brake National Wildlife Refuge

Homochitto National Forst Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Meadville, MS 39630 (69.648 miles)

Welcome to the Homochitto National Forest in the rolling hills of SW Mississippi. We have 189,000 acres of land that are managed for a multitude of activities. Homochitto National Forest is rich in wildlife and teeming with recreational activities. There are many hiking trails and a nationally recognized mountain bike trail available for your enjoyment. We invite you to check out our website, then come on down and visit Southwest Mississippi's best kept secret.

Official Website: Homochitto National Forst

Nanih Waiya Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Philadelphia, MS 39350 (70.449 miles)

Directions: Take Hwy 15 north from Philadelphia, to the Stallo Community, take a right onto CR 832. Continue on CR 832 until you see a Nanih Waiya WMA sign on your right, turn right into the headquarters access.

Official Website: Nanih Waiya Wildlife Management Area

Caston Creek Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Meadville, MS 39653 (71.057 miles)

Directions: Beginning at the intersection of U. S. Highway 84 and U. S. Highway 98 in the Bude community, travel south-southeast on U. S. Highway 98 approximately 2.58 miles to the intersection of Yap Road. Turn west (right) onto Yap Road and travel approximately 2.56 miles where it will change into Gloster Road. Continue west-southwest on Gloster Road for approximately 5.38 miles and arrive at Caston Creek WMA headquarters on the east (left) side of road.

Official Website: Caston Creek Wildlife Management Area

Leroy Percy Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Hollandale, MS 38748 (72.185 miles)

The oldest of Mississippi's state parks, Leroy Percy is characterized by artesian springs, cypress trees, and ancient oaks dripping with Spanish moss. Leroy Percy is the only state park featuring a wildlife preserve. The seasonal pursuit of deer, squirrel, turkey, duck, and dove beckons to hunters in search of an unspoiled hunting area away from the crowd. Leroy Percy is also known for its alligator population--visitors can safely observe the scaly reptiles from two observation towers over their hot artesian water home.

Official Website: Leroy Percy