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Walnut Hill WMA Hunting

Lake Charles, LA 70601 (124.426 miles)

Located in Vernon parish. Hunting

Official Website: Walnut Hill WMA

West Bay WMA Hunting Camping

Lake Charles, LA 70601 (124.426 miles)

Located in Allen parish. Hunting, trapping and camping.

Official Website: West Bay WMA

Gulf Islands National Seashore Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Ocean Springs, MS 39564 (135.997 miles)

Beautiful beaches, historic forts and recreational opportunities are plentiful. Open year-round, the Seashore is in Mississippi and Florida.

Official Website: Gulf Islands National Seashore

Mahannah Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Redwood, MS 39156 (136.968 miles)

Mahannah Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located in Warren and Issaquena counties, approximately 15 miles north of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The WMA consists of approximately 12,695 acres of bottomland hardwoods, agriculture fields, hardwood reforestation, and waterfowl impoundments. Mahannah WMA is part of one of the most ecologically intact and biologically diverse bottomland hardwood ecosystems in the Mississippi Delta. The area is a unique balance of flooding timber, cypress swamps, and controlled flooded agricultural lands. This diverse land provides habitat for some of the largest concentrations of wintering waterfowl in the Mississippi Delta.

Official Website: Mahannah Wildlife Management Area

LeFleur's Bluff Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Jackson, MS 39202 (139.721 miles)

LeFleur’s Bluff provides a lush green spot in the heart of urban Jackson. In addition to camping, fishing, picnic spots, and nature trails, the 305-acre park features a nine-hole golf course and a driving range. The park is named for Louis LeFleur, a French-Canadian explorer who established a trading post on the banks of the Pearl River in the late 1700s. The city of Jackson was originally known as "LeFleur’s Bluff." Today Mississippi’s vibrant capital city combines the warmth and charm of its rich cultural heritage with exciting activities and attractions and contemporary lifestyles.

Official Website: LeFleur's Bluff

Big Creek Water Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Soso, MS 39480 (139.789 miles)

Visitors from many areas are attracted to the beautiful countryside and abundant fishing waters of Big Creek Water Park located between Laurel and Collins, Mississippi off Highway 84. Bass, bream, crappie and catfish abound in the 200-acre lake, making for good fishing, and the rolling green countryside is a treat for the eyes. One of Big Creek's claims to fame is that it is home to one of the oldest cedars in the state of Mississippi. History lovers will enjoy exploring the historic cemetery where the first homesteaders of the area are buried.

Official Website: Big Creek Water Park

Ward Bayou Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Vancleave, MS 39565 (142.157 miles)

Directions: From Moss Point travel north on Hwy 63 turn west on Wade-Vancleave Rd. and travel to 4-way stop. Turn left and follow signs to headquarters.

Official Website: Ward Bayou Wildlife Management Area

South Toledo Bend State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Anacoco, LA 71403 (144.207 miles)

Central Louisiana. Cabins, camping, boat rentals and launch, fishing, cycling, wildlife viewing and nature trails.

Official Website: South Toledo Bend State Park

Jimmie Davis State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Chatham, LA 71226 (145.415 miles)

Northwest Louisana. Camping, cabins, fishing, waterskiing, biking and nature trails

Official Website: Jimmie Davis State Park

Chickasawhay Ranger District (De Soto Natioal Forest) Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Laurel, MS 39443 (145.689 miles)

Travel to the Chickasawhay Ranger District on any day and discover the hidden beauty that lies among the rustling pines. If you are lucky enough to venture out on a sunny day, the rays of sunshine peaking through the tall dark green pines will take your breath away. Even on a rainy day, you can drive through the forest and see tall stands of longleaf pine with the ground covered in beautiful bright kelly green bracken fern.

Official Website: Chickasawhay Ranger District (De Soto Natioal Forest)