The wide variety of habitats presents year-round viewing opportunities for resident and/or migrating populations of terrestrial animals, songbirds, waterfowl and an array of flora and aquatic life. Two small ponds and Bagley Lake are open to fishing.
From MS Hwy 7 at Abbeville, take CR 244 East about 5.5 miles, South side of CR 244 just past FR 2079
Holly Springs, MS
1-mile hiking trail to the pond that is the source of the headwaters of the Wolf River, graveled stairway trail to the ridgetop overlooking Baker's Pond; a huge artisan spring and flowing springs from hillsides; North Mississippi hilly Appalachian-like terrain and plant life; steep hillsides of red and ochre colored sand and blueberry-like bushes; small established parking area.
Holly Springs National Forest
Holly Springs, MS
Bear Creek (voted in the top 100 float streams in the nation by Reserve America, designated a Mississippi Scenic Stream) is a stream that flows northward through beautiful scenery making a loop through the Appalachian foothills in Tishomingo State Park. Bear Creek displays rocky outcrops and provides the look and feel of mountain forest and slopes. Seasonal canoe float trip is offered with canoe rentals available by the Tishomingo State Park.
Birding and wildlife viewing on a scenic recreation area, clay and limestone cliffs; bluffs rise 80' above water providing view of Aberdeen Lake, lock and dam; paved trail provides access to the bluffs, day-use areas; 432 acres of upland and bottomland hardwood that hosts a myriad of wildlife and plant species, abundant small mammals, aquatic life, Canada geese, great blue herons, migratory and non-migratory birds; activity area, boat launch, canoeing and tubing, fishing, hiking, nature trail, picnic area, sailing, swimming and water playground.
20051 Blue Bluff Rd.
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Tupelo gum trees and bald cypress are located throughout this area. Great glue herons, yellow crowned herons, great egrets and other wildlife are present. Trails are abundant.
North side of downtown Grenada
9-mile newly reconstructed single track linear trail through the woods, restroom.
Off Natchez Trace, Davis Lake Exit
Ackerman, MS 39735
Located on the north side of beautiful Enid Lake.
264 County Rd. 30
Enid, MS 38927
Sites: 15 tent sites, 36 RV sites (paved), 11 pull-thrus (80'), 25 back-ins (50'), hook-ups (51W, 51E), 30/50 amps, shaded spots, dump station, handicap accessible, pet restrictions
Facilities: Restrooms, showers
Recreation: Swimming, fishing, boating, interpretive nature tours, hiking trails
A system of three birding trails around Choctaw Lake as follows: Lakeside Trail - 1.2 miles of mixed pine-hardwood forest and lakeside; many species of woodland birds and large wading birds; Chata-Cabin Lake Trail - 1.5 mile trail through hilly, mixed-hardwood forest to and alongside Cabin Lake; interesting assortment of breeding songbirds; Noxubee Hills/Beaverlodge Trail - 1.6 miles trail through a variety of excellent woodland habitats of pine, mixed upland, and bottomland hardwood (some hilly), along creeks, small beaver ponds, providing excellent opportunity for viewing many species; birding brochure listing species and map available in Forest Service Office
Tombigbee National Forest, Hwy 15 South
Ackerman, MS 39735
Coldwater River Nature Trail System; scenic 6-mile trail network includes .3-mile Big Oak Interpretive Trail, .5-mile Swinging Bridge (Beaver Pond) Nature Trail, designated natural area; large bald cypress, oaks, beech, 100-year old honey locust trees; marked trails, 2-mile loop-white diamonds; 3-mile loop-yellow diamonds; 5-mile loop-orange diamonds; 3 and 5-mile loops are most interesting; activity area, bath house and boat ramp; 234 developed camping sites, 60 primitive camping sites, fishing, nature trail, picnic area, sailing, skiing and swimming; RV dump station.
3905 Arkabutla Dam Rd.
Coldwater, MS 38618
20-mile diverse trail starting at Trailhead Park in downtown Corinth and leading through the historic Corinth area to unique earthworks; four pull-off trails leading to the earthworks, sites like the Corinth National Cemetery and Battery Robinett; meandering trail into Alcorn County with 8 miles of separate paved trails
Trailhead Park in Downtown Corinth
Corinth, MS 38834