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Three Rivers WMA Fishing Hunting Camping

Ferriday, LA 71334 (92.717 miles)

Located in Concordia Parish. Hunting, trapping, fishing and camping.

Official Website: Three Rivers WMA

Little Black Creek Water Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lumberton, MS 39455 (94.415 miles)

Travelers from all over enjoy Little Black Creek Water Park, located between Purvis and Lumberton, Mississippi, off Interstate 59. For a day of fun, the park has picnic areas with tables and barbeque grills. Family picnic pavilions are also available for year-round rental. The park's 600-acre lake is stocked with plenty of catfish, white perch, bream and large-mouth bass. In addition to scenic campsites, the park offers cabins, bungalows and a convenience store. Overnight guests can obtain a permit to fish for their dinner in Lake Catch A-Lot, a pond stocked with channel catfish. The only thing you could wish for is more time to enjoy it all!

Official Website: Little Black Creek Water Park

Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Sibley, MS 39165 (95.457 miles)

Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge was established on October 27, 2000 the 526th refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The refuge was established to conserve, restore, and manage native forested wetland habitats for migratory birds, aquatic resources, and endangered and threatened plants and animals. Additionally, it was created to encourage the use of volunteers and facilitate partnerships among the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, local communities, and conservation organizations to promote public awareness of resources of the refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge System

Official Website: Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge

St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Sibley, MS 39165 (95.457 miles)

St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge was established in January 1990 to preserve, improve and create habitat for waterfowl. Intensive management programs on the refuge provide excellent winter habitat and resting areas for waterfowl in the Lower Mississippi River Valley.

Official Website: St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Lake Chicot State Park Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Lake Village, AR 71653 (95.822 miles)

The Mississippi Delta's beauty and recreational opportunities come together at Arkansas's largest natural lake.

Official Website: Lake Chicot State Park

Overflow National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Hunting

Parkdale, AR 71661 (96.373 miles)

The refuge is comprised of bottomland hardwood forests, agricultural fields and upland pine/hardwood forests.

Official Website: Overflow National Wildlife Refuge

Maynor Creek Water Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Waynesboro, MS 39367 (99.968 miles)

One of Pat Harrison's most colorful Water Parks, Maynor Creek Water Park is located six miles west of Waynesboro, Mississippi, off Highway 84. Fishing buffs cast for bream, catfish, crappie and Florida bass in the park's 450-acre lake. Dogwoods and magnolias bloom in the spring and fall paints the hickories in glorious autumn colors. The challenging waters of Maynor Creek flow clear and bright in the summer and fall, and full and brown in the winter and spring. Maynor Creek Park has three cabins and two bungalows for rental. Aluminum boat rentals and family picnic pavilions are also available.

Official Website: Maynor Creek Water Park

Ben's Creek Hunting

Washington Parish, LA 70438 (100.123 miles)

Owned by Weyerhaeuser Co., Inc. Consist mostly of rolling pine hills with some hardwoods located in creek bottoms. Hunting - large and small game.

Official Website: Ben's Creek

Clark Creek Hiking

Woodville, MS 39669 (101.439 miles)

Waterfalls? In Mississippi? Let's face it - the thought isn't on the tip of everyone's tongue. And you don’t just see them everywhere. But there's one spot in the Magnolia State where you can experience them amid the colorful splendor of a mixed hardwood and pine forest. The land is open to the public year-round and awaits your visit. And you won't be sorry you went.

Official Website: Clark Creek

Dahomey Natioal Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Boyle, MS 38730 (102.280 miles)

Dahomey NWR is located 15 miles south west of Cleveland, Mississippi. It was established in 1990 when the Nature Conservancy purchased 9,269 and leased the land back to the Service for management. In 1993, the Service completed acquisition of the TNC lands. One additional 162 acre tract was purchased by Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and turned over to the Service in 1991. A 260 acre 16th section tract is leased from West Bolivar School Board bringing the total land base to 9,691 acres. The refuge is the largest remaining tract of bottomland hardwood-forested wetlands in the northwest portion of Mississippi.

Official Website: Dahomey Natioal Wildlife Refuge