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Clarkco Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Quitman, MS 39355 (87.147 miles)

Located just south of Meridian near the Mississippi-Alabama state line, Clarkco State Park has been a favorite Mississippi recreation spot since 1938. Situated on 815 acres of gently rolling woodlands, Clarkco State Park offers camping, cabin rentals, and water sports in a convenient yet unspoiled location, providing the perfect retreat for an afternoon or weekend getaway.

Official Website: Clarkco

Archusa Creek Water Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Quitman, MS 39355 (87.147 miles)

Archusa Creek Water Park is located in Quitman, Mississippi, just off Hwy. 45 and Hwy. 18 East. The 450 acre lake is a fisherman's paradise with large quantities of bass, catfish, perch and bream. The whole family can enjoy camping, boating, swimming, water skiing and picnicking. The picnic areas are equipped with barbecue grills and family-size picnic tables.

Official Website: Archusa Creek Water Park

Paul B Johnson Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Hattiesburg, MS 39401 (89.828 miles)

Located in the heart of Mississippi’s pine belt region Paul B. Johnson State Park is the gateway to a natural wonderland marked by majestic long-leaf and loblolly pines, delicate dogwoods, and ancient oaks. The deep forests surrounding Paul B. Johnson provide a picturesque setting for a variety of outdoor activities. The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is just a 20-minute drive to the north, making Paul B. Johnson State Park the perfect place to spend a football weekend.

Official Website: Paul B Johnson

Tombigbee National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Ackerman, MS 39735 (92.213 miles)

Official Website: Tombigbee National Forest

Choctaw Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Ackerman, MS 39735 (92.213 miles)

Directions: From Ackerman, Take HWY 15 S 3.3 miles to Choctaw Lake RD. Turn east (Left) and follow signs to Choctaw WMA headquarters.

Official Website: Choctaw Wildlife Management Area

Big Lake Fishing Boating

Ferriday, LA 71334 (92.717 miles)

LDAF owned. Located in Franklin, Madison and Tensas Parishes. Hunting, fishing, and boating. Excellent bird watching.

Official Website: Big Lake

Beoeuf Fishing Hunting

Ferriday, LA 71334 (92.717 miles)

Located in Caldwell and Catahoula Parishes. Bottomland and wetland habitat. Hunting, trapping, and wildlife and bird viewing

Official Website: Beoeuf

Buckhorn Hiking Fishing Hunting

Ferriday, LA 71334 (92.717 miles)

Located in Tensas Parish. Hunting, seasonal fishing, wildlife viewing and nature trail avialble

Official Website: Buckhorn

Red River WMA Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Ferriday, LA 71334 (92.717 miles)

Located in Concordia parish. Hunting, sport and commercial fishing, boating and camping

Official Website: Red River WMA

Sicily Island Hills WMA Hiking Hunting Camping

Ferriday, LA 71334 (92.717 miles)

Located in Catahoula parish. Camping, hiking, and hunting.

Official Website: Sicily Island Hills WMA