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McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge

Sabine Pass, TX 77655 (172.765 miles)

Bayous weave through a seemingly endless expanse of cordgrass, reptilian eyes at the water’s surface witness the ever-changing variety of waterfowl, and the call of the clapper rail reverberates through the marsh. For hundreds of years, many of the sights and sounds within this dynamic eco-system have gone untouched. Under the protective umbrella of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the hope and expectation is that they will continue. Welcome to the McFaddin and Texas Point NWRs, located on the upper Texas Coast. The two refuges supply important feeding and resting habitat for migrating and wintering populations of waterfowl.

Official Website: McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge

Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge

Sabine Pass, TX 77655 (172.765 miles)

Bayous weave through a seemingly endless expanse of cordgrass, reptilian eyes at the water’s surface witness the ever-changing variety of waterfowl, and the call of the clapper rail reverberates through the marsh. For hundreds of years, many of the sights and sounds within this dynamic eco-system have gone untouched. Under the protective umbrella of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the hope and expectation is that they will continue. Welcome to the McFaddin and Texas Point NWRs, located on the upper Texas Coast. The two refuges supply important feeding and resting habitat for migrating and wintering populations of waterfowl.

Official Website: Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Jasper, TX 75951 (174.953 miles)

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park, until 1965 known as the Dam B State Park, is a 705-acre recreational area in Jasper and Tyler Counties between Woodville and Jasper on B. A. Steinhagen Reservoir (15,000 acres). The land for the park was acquired under a 50-year lease from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1964 and was opened in 1965.Visitors can enjoy camping, hiking, boating, canoeing, fishing, swimming, mountain biking and wildlife and bird watching. There are canoes, bicycles, a flat bottom boat, volleyballs and horseshoes for rent.

Official Website: Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Lake D'Arbonne State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Farmerville, LA 71241 (174.984 miles)

Northeast Louisiana, a fisherman's paradise. Campsite, picnic tables and grills, 3 piers and a boat ramp

Official Website: Lake D'Arbonne State Park

Golden Memorial Hiking Fishing

Walnut Grove, MS 39189 (177.500 miles)

Golden Memorial State Park memorializes post civil War with a one-room school once located on the site. Picnic tables, grills, 2 picnic pavilions, nature trails, 15-acre spring-fed lake stocked with bass and bream. The Loblolly Trail features the second largest loblolly pine tree in the state of Mississippi. Golden Memorial State Park is for a Day Use Only.

Official Website: Golden Memorial

Clarkco Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Quitman, MS 39355 (179.325 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 (179.325 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

Dunn's Falls Water Park Fishing Camping

Enterprise, MS 39330 (179.855 miles)

Nestled in the pristine hills along the Chunky River, in South Lauderdale County Mississippi lies Dunn's Fall's Water park. Here, along a shallow stretch of the Chunky River, the bluffs of the eastern bank rise to tree-top level. From this lofty perch, the flowing water of a stream provides a natural source of power , for the working water wheel before making it's sixty to seventy foot decent to the river below.

Official Website: Dunn's Falls Water Park

Turkey Creek Water Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Decatur, MS 39327 (181.343 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

Village Creek State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lumberton, TX 77657 (183.432 miles)

Village Creek State Park has 1,090 heavily forested acres. Village Creek State Park takes its name from Village Creek, a free flowing stream which rises near the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation and meanders in a southeasterly direction 69 miles to a junction with the Neches River. Village Creek is an extremely popular flat water, canoe float stream in what remains as the heart and soul of the Old Texas Big Thicket. Rainfall is abundant and the banks of Village Creek flood severely every 3 or 4 years. Activities include camping, picnicking, swimming, hiking, fishing, nature study, and bird watching.

Official Website: Village Creek State Park