NATURE NEEDS YOUR HELP

Forest ecology depends on good fires, which are nature’s way of spring cleaning–clearing out brush, restoring natural habitats and preventing wildfires. Learn more about how carefully planned and professionally managed prescribed fires give nature some help at GoodFires.org.

goodfires.org

Search Key

Forests Near You

hide this

Enter your zip code to find a forest near you:

within

What I want to do:

Where I want to do it:

Keep Your Forest Healthy

Help preserve the natural areas near you. Learn more about how prescribed fires help your forests stay healthy at GoodFires.org

There are 151 places within 200 miles of zip code 70821 (Baton Rouge, LA) that match your search request.

Displaying all activities.

Displaying all parks, forests and wildlife areas.

Hutchinson Creek WMA Hunting

Baton Rouge, LA 70898 (2.824 miles)

Located in St. Helena parish. Hunting

Official Website: Hutchinson Creek WMA

Joyce WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting

Baton Rouge, LA 70898 (2.824 miles)

Located in Tangipahoa Parish. Limited access by road. Boat launches nearby. Hunting, waterfowl, wildlife and bird watching.

Official Website: Joyce WMA

Lake Ramsey Savannah WMA Hiking Hunting

Baton Rouge, LA 70898 (2.824 miles)

Located in St. Tammany parish. Education, hiking, trapping, wildlife viewing, and research.

Official Website: Lake Ramsey Savannah WMA

Manchac Fishing Hunting Boating

Baton Rouge, LA 70898 (2.824 miles)

Locateded in the North part of St. John the Baptist parish. Trapping, waterfowl hunting, fishing, wildlife and bird viewing. Multiple wood duck nesting boxes

Official Website: Manchac

Maurepas Swamp WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Boating

Baton Rouge, LA 70898 (2.824 miles)

Located between New Orleans and Sorrento. Accessible primairly by boat, some foot access. Hunting of large and small game. Fresh water fishing and birding.

Official Website: Maurepas Swamp WMA

Pearl River WMA Fishing Hunting Camping

Baton Rouge, LA 70898 (2.824 miles)

Located in St.Tammany parish. Hunting, fishing and camping

Official Website: Pearl River WMA

Sandy Hollow WMA Hunting Horseback

Baton Rouge, LA 70898 (2.824 miles)

Located in Tangipahoa Parish. Managed for upland game birds. Research study plots

Official Website: Sandy Hollow WMA

Tangipahoa Parish School Board Hunting

Baton Rouge, LA 70898 (2.824 miles)

Located in Tangipahoa Parish. Hunting

Official Website: Tangipahoa Parish School Board

Tunica Hills WMA Hiking Hunting Biking Horseback

Baton Rouge, LA 70898 (2.824 miles)

Located in West Feliciana parish. Hunting, trapping, birdwatching, hiking, horseback riding, bike riding, sightseeing photography and scientific study.

Official Website: Tunica Hills WMA

Tickfaw State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Springfield, LA 70462 (33.160 miles)

Southcentral Louisiana. Cabins, camping, canoe rentals, fishing, cycling wildlfie viewing and nature trails.

Official Website: Tickfaw State Park

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Martinville, LA 70582 (47.071 miles)

Southwest Louisiana. Cabins, camping, boat rentals, fishing and nature trails

Official Website: Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Indian Bayou Hunting

Port Barre, LA 70577 (50.296 miles)

Located in St. Landdry and St. Martin parishes. Hunting

Official Website: Indian Bayou

Clark Creek Hiking

Woodville, MS 39669 (50.693 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

Cypremort Point State Park Hiking Fishing Camping

Cypremort Point, LA 70538 (51.072 miles)

Southwest Louisiana, this park offers access to the Gulf of Mexico. Camping, fishing and the viewing of wildlife

Official Website: Cypremort Point State Park

Biloxi WMA Fishing Hunting Boating

New Iberia, LA 70560 (51.982 miles)

Located in upper St. Bernard Parish. Excellent producer of fish, shrimp, crab, and waterfowl. Hunting and fishing. Accessible only by boat.

Official Website: Biloxi WMA

Lake Boeuf WMA Fishing Hunting

New Iberia, LA 70560 (51.982 miles)

Located in South Louisiana. Hunting and fishing. Accessible only by boat.

Official Website: Lake Boeuf WMA

Pass A Loutre Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

New Iberia, LA 70560 (51.982 miles)

Located in Plaquemines parish. Waterfowl and migratory game bird and small game hunting. Excellent fishing - fresh and salt water. Boating, crabbing and camping

Official Website: Pass A Loutre

Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

New Iberia, LA 70560 (51.982 miles)

Located in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. Accessible mostly by boat, few roads. Game hunting, salt and fresh water fishing. Boating and camping available.

Official Website: Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA

Salvador/Timken WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Boating

New Iberia, LA 70560 (51.982 miles)

Located in St.Charles parish. Small and big game hunting, excellent freshwater fishing, boating, nature study and picnicking.

Official Website: Salvador/Timken WMA

Wisner WMA Hunting

New Iberia, LA 70560 (51.982 miles)

Located in Lafourche parish. Hunting

Official Website: Wisner WMA

Fairview-Riverside State Park Hiking Camping

Madisonville, LA 70447 (56.176 miles)

Southeast Louisiana, Camping, swimming and a nature trail avialable for use.

Official Website: Fairview-Riverside State Park

Attakapas WMA Fishing Hunting Boating

Opelousas, LA 70570 (57.378 miles)

Located in Upper St.Mary and Lower St. Martin and Iberia Parishes. Only accessible by boat. Public launches available. Hunting and fishing

Official Website: Attakapas WMA

Elm Hall Fishing Hunting Boating

Opelousas, LA 70570 (57.378 miles)

Locatedin Assumption Parish. Bottomland hardwood. Accessible only by boat. Hunting, fishing, birding

Official Website: Elm Hall

Grassy Lake WMA Fishing Hunting Camping

Opelousas, LA 70570 (57.378 miles)

Located in Avoyelles parish. Bottomland hardwood. Hunting, fishing, trapping, and camping.

Official Website: Grassy Lake WMA

Pomme de Terre WMA Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Opelousas, LA 70570 (57.378 miles)

Located in Avoyelles parish. Large and small game hunting. Fishing, boating, and camping

Official Website: Pomme de Terre WMA

Sherburne/Atchafalaya NWR/Bayou des Oures Hunting Camping

Opelousas, LA 70570 (57.378 miles)

Located in Pointe Coupee, St.Martin and Iberville parishes. Bottomland hardwood area that offers big and small game hunting. Camping and shooting range complex

Official Website: Sherburne/Atchafalaya NWR/Bayou des Oures

Spring Bayou WMA Fishing Hunting Boating

Opelousas, LA 70570 (57.378 miles)

Located in Avoyelles parish. Hunting, trapping, fishing, boating and water skiing.

Official Website: Spring Bayou WMA

Thistlewaite WMA Hiking Hunting

Opelousas, LA 70570 (57.378 miles)

Located in St. Landry parish. Hunting, trapping, hiking, nature trails and birding

Official Website: Thistlewaite WMA

Atchafalaya Delta WMA Fishing Hunting Boating

New Iberia, LA 70506 (58.653 miles)

Located at the mouths of the Atchafalaya River and Wax Lake Outlet in St.Mary Parish. Fishing and hunting. Only accessible by boat.

Official Website: Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Ben's Creek Hunting

Washington Parish, LA 70438 (64.159 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

Fountainebleau State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Mandeville, LA 70448 (65.257 miles)

Southeast Louisiana, Camping, swimming, architech and nature trails avialable for use. Access to Tammany Trace

Official Website: Fountainebleau State Park

Percy Quin Fishing Camping Biking Boating

McComb, MS 39648 (65.610 miles)

Loblolly pines and stately magnolia trees, rolling hills, spectacular seasonal flowers, and a year-round mild climate await visitors to Percy Quin State Park. One of the original state parks cleared and constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Percy Quin is today a delightful blend of the old and new. Located just one and a half hours from New Orleans, 1700 acre Percy Quin State Park provides a colorful natural backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities.

Official Website: Percy Quin

Bayou Segnette State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Westwego, LA 70094 (66.081 miles)

Southeast Louisiana, South of New Orleans. Camping, swimming and a nature trail avialable for use.

Official Website: Bayou Segnette State Park

Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Sibley, MS 39165 (66.297 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 (66.297 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

Caston Creek Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Meadville, MS 39653 (70.495 miles)

Directions: Beginning at the intersection of U. S. Highway 84 and U. S. Highway 98 in the Bude community, travel south-southeast on U. S. Highway 98 approximately 2.58 miles to the intersection of Yap Road. Turn west (right) onto Yap Road and travel approximately 2.56 miles where it will change into Gloster Road. Continue west-southwest on Gloster Road for approximately 5.38 miles and arrive at Caston Creek WMA headquarters on the east (left) side of road.

Official Website: Caston Creek Wildlife Management Area

Chicot State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Ville Platte, LA 70586 (70.678 miles)

Southcentral Louisiana, cammping, boating, fishing, nature trails and bike trails

Official Website: Chicot State Park

Homochitto National Forst Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Meadville, MS 39630 (71.379 miles)

Welcome to the Homochitto National Forest in the rolling hills of SW Mississippi. We have 189,000 acres of land that are managed for a multitude of activities. Homochitto National Forest is rich in wildlife and teeming with recreational activities. There are many hiking trails and a nationally recognized mountain bike trail available for your enjoyment. We invite you to check out our website, then come on down and visit Southwest Mississippi's best kept secret.

Official Website: Homochitto National Forst

Natchez Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Natchez, MS 39120 (75.521 miles)

Natchez State Park is located just 10 miles north of historic Natchez, the oldest settlement on the Mississippi River. Prior to the Civil War, over half of the millionaires in the entire United States lived in Natchez, constructing elegant mansions unrivaled in size and elegance by any in the nation. Most of these splendid homes were spared during the Civil War, and many are now open for tours. Natchez State Park is also famous in its own right. The largest bass in Mississippi history - a largemouth weighing 18.15 pounds - was caught in Natchez Lake in 1992.

Official Website: Natchez

Natchez Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Natchez, MS 39120 (75.521 miles)

Directions: Beginning at the intersection of U. S. Highway 84/61 and U. S. Highway 61 south travel north-northeast for approximately 8.78 miles to the Stanton community. Turn south (right) onto State Park Road and travel approximately .41 miles to the intersection of Wickliff Road. Turn east(left) onto Wickliff Road and travel approximately 1.91 miles and arrive at the Natchez State Park headquarters on the left.

Official Website: Natchez Wildlife Management Area

Sandy Creek Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Natchez, MS 39120 (75.521 miles)

Directions: Beginning at the intersection of U. S. Highway 61 south and Liberty Road in Natchez travel southeast on Liberty Road for approximately 14.1 miles to the intersection of Garden City Road. Turn south(right) onto Garden City Road and continue for approximately 3.93 miles. The Sandy Creek WMA headquarters will be located on your right.

Official Website: Sandy Creek Wildlife Management Area

St. Bernard State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Braithwaite, LA 70040 (81.910 miles)

Southeast Louisiana, South of New Orleans. Camping, fishing, picnic areas, swimming and nature trails

Official Website: St. Bernard State Park

Big Lake Fishing Boating

Ferriday, LA 71334 (84.415 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 (84.415 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 (84.415 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 (84.415 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 (84.415 miles)

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

Official Website: Sicily Island Hills WMA

Three Rivers WMA Fishing Hunting Camping

Ferriday, LA 71334 (84.415 miles)

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

Official Website: Three Rivers WMA

Marion County Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Columbia, MS 39429 (94.755 miles)

Marion County is located in Marion County near Columbia.

Official Website: Marion County Wildlife Management Area

Indian Creek Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Woodworth, LA 71485 (94.976 miles)

LDAF owned. Camping, swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing and nature trails.

Official Website: Indian Creek Recreation Area

Old River Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Poplarville, MS 39470 (95.865 miles)

Directions: From Poplarville take Hwy 26 west to Hwy 43. Turn south on Hwy 43 for approximately 3 miles to Old River headquarters. The headquarters is located on the west side of the road.

Official Website: Old River Wildlife Management Area

Theodore A. Mars, Jr. Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Poplarville, MS 39470 (95.865 miles)

Directions: From the intersection with I-59 at Poplarville, follow Hwy 53 south 4 miles

Official Website: Theodore A. Mars, Jr. Wildlife Management Area

Wolf River Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Poplarville, MS 39470 (95.865 miles)

Directions: From Columbia take Hwy 13 south to Baxterville. Turn by Baxterville School onto Bilbo Rd. and follow to headquarters.

Official Website: Wolf River Wildlife Management Area

Lake Lincoln Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Wesson, MS 39191 (96.210 miles)

Nestled in the shade of towering hardwood trees, Lake Lincoln State Park is the quintessence of serenity. Located in the northeast corner of Lincoln County, the park's close proximity to Interstate 55, U.S. Highway 51and State Highway 27 provides easy access for visitors.

Official Website: Lake Lincoln

Alexander State Forest Fishing Hunting Boating

Pine, LA 71360 (97.183 miles)

LDAF owned. Pine hills - Hardwood bottoms. Hunting and fishing

Official Website: Alexander State Forest

Catahoula Lake Hiking Fishing Hunting

Pineville, LA 71360 (97.183 miles)

Located in LaSalle, Rapides and Grant parishes. Hunting, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing and birding.

Official Website: Catahoula Lake

Dewey Wills Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Pineville, LA 71360 (97.183 miles)

Located in Catahoula and LaSalle Parishes. Bottomland hardwoods. Hunting, sport and commericial fishing, trapping, birding, boating and camping.

Official Website: Dewey Wills

Elbow Slough WMA Hunting

Pineville, LA 71360 (97.183 miles)

Located in Rapides Parish. Mainly small game hunting and wildlife and bird viewing.

Official Website: Elbow Slough WMA

Kisatchie National Forest Hunting

Pineville, LA 71360 (97.183 miles)

Located in Central Louisiana and owned by the National Forest. Hunting

Official Website: Kisatchie National Forest

Little River WMA Fishing Hunting Camping

Pineville, LA 71360 (97.183 miles)

Located in Grant and LaSalle parishes. Primarily bottomland hardwoods. Mostly small game, but some large game hunting. Camping and boat launch

Official Website: Little River WMA

National Catahoula Wildlife Management Preserve Hunting

Pineville, LA 71360 (97.183 miles)

Located in Grant and Winn Parishes. Hunting

Official Website: National Catahoula Wildlife Management Preserve

National Red Dirt WMA Preserve Hunting

Pineville, LA 71360 (97.183 miles)

Located in Grant and Winn Parishes. Hunting

Official Website: National Red Dirt WMA Preserve

Lake Bruin State Park Fishing Camping Boating

St. Joseph, LA 71366 (101.010 miles)

Northeast Louisiana. Camping, boat rentals, docks and launch. Fishing, swimming, activity area and bath house.

Official Website: Lake Bruin State Park

Little Black Creek Water Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lumberton, MS 39455 (104.964 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

Copiah County Wildlfie Management Area Hunting

Hazlehurst, MS 39083 (106.638 miles)

Directions: Take exit 61 on Interstate Highway 55 near Hazelhurst. Go west on MS Highway 28 for approximately 8.17 miles to the intersection of Barlow Road. Turn right onto Barlow Road and travel approximately 11 miles to the intersection of Henneberry Road. Turn right onto Henneberry Road and go approximately .89 miles. Turn right onto a local road and travel approximately .11 miles. The Copiah WMA headquarters will be on your left.

Official Website: Copiah County Wildlfie Management Area

Grand Isle State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Grand Isle, LA 70358 (107.933 miles)

Southeast Louisiana on the Gulf of Mexico. Camping, fishing, boat rentals, wildlife viewing and nature trails.

Official Website: Grand Isle State Park

Little Biloxi Wildlife Management Area Hunting

McHenry, MS 39561 (116.748 miles)

Directions: *South on Hwy 49 below Wiggins, turn right at Perkinston Jr. College, go about 8 miles and look for sign that is by road to the left-Hickman Tower Rd.

Official Website: Little Biloxi Wildlife Management Area

Flint Creek Water Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Wiggins, MS 39577 (121.387 miles)

Flint Creek Water Park, located on Highway 29 in Wiggins, Mississippi, and an easy 35 miles north of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, offers water fun for the whole family. The park is comprised of 1900 total acres and features a 600-acre lake with 13 miles of shoreline stocked with bass, bream, crappie and catfish offering excellent fishing 24-hours a day. The lake is also a favorite for boating, water skiing and swimming. Aluminum boat rentals are available. Flint Creek's Water Town with kiddy waterslides and four adult giant waterslides, is open most of the year.

Official Website: Flint Creek Water Park

De Soto Ranger Destrict (DE Soto National Forest) Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Wiggins, MS 39577 (121.387 miles)

The De Soto characterized by gently rolling terrain covered by southern pine ridges and hardwood bottoms with clear, tea-colored streams meandering throughout. Visitors who seek solitude will be able to within one of the state's two wilderness areas-- Black Creek or Leaf -- both located on the De Soto. Two National Recreation Trails offer over 60 miles for hikers to explore. The nature observer may delight in the varied ecosystems on the De Soto, from longleaf pine/scrub oak ridges to tupelo/bald cypress swamps, and from steep upland hardwood forests of Ragland Hills to the vast pitcher plant savanna at Buttercup Flats.

Official Website: De Soto Ranger Destrict (DE Soto National Forest)

Leaf River Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Wiggins, MS 39577 (121.387 miles)

Directions: Take Hwy 29 south at New Augusta, travel to Benndale Rd., veer left, travel to Forest Service Rd. 309 turn left. Travel to Forest Service RD. 353 turn left. Headquarters on right.

Official Website: Leaf River Wildlife Management Area

Red Creek Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Wiggins, MS 39577 (121.387 miles)

Directions: From Wiggins, take Hwy 49 south to Wire Rd., turn east on Wire Rd. approximately 13 miles to headquarters. The headquarters is located on the north side of the road.

Official Website: Red Creek Wildlife Management Area

Pearl River Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Canton, MS 39406 (121.866 miles)

Directions: From Jackson, MS go north on Hwy 25 approx. 18 miles to Hwy 43. Take Hwy 43 north approx. 6 miles and the WMA entrance is located on right.

Official Website: Pearl River Wildlife Management Area

Dry Creek Water Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Mount Olive, MS 39119 (122.155 miles)

Get set for a "good catch" at Dry Creek Water Park located near Mount Olive, Mississippi, just off Highway 49. Fishing enthusiasts come from all areas to reel in the great Florida bass, catfish and crappie that are abundant in the park's 150-acre lake. The lake also offers ample opportunity for boating, camping, canoeing, and picnicking. Aluminum boat rentals are available. The quiet and secluded park has campsites with a bathhouse, as well as picnic areas with barbeque grills and picnic tables. For larger groups, a private park pavilion can be reserved.

Official Website: Dry Creek Water Park

Paul B Johnson Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Hattiesburg, MS 39401 (122.583 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

Sam Houston Jones State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Lake Charles, LA 70611 (124.135 miles)

Southwest Louisiana. Cabins, camping, boat rentals, fishing, nature trails and wildlife viewing.

Official Website: Sam Houston Jones State Park

Clear Creeek WMA Hunting

Lake Charles, LA 70601 (124.426 miles)

Located in Vernon Parish. Hunting. Deer, small game and waterfowl

Official Website: Clear Creeek WMA

Fort Polk WMA Hiking Hunting

Lake Charles, LA 70601 (124.426 miles)

Located in Vernon Parish. Hunting, trapping, wildlife and bird watching, native and wildflower plants.

Official Website: Fort Polk WMA

Marsh Bayou WMA Hunting

Lake Charles, LA 70601 (124.426 miles)

Located in Evangeline Parish. Wetland bottom. Limited hunting available.

Official Website: Marsh Bayou WMA

Peason Ridge WMA Hunting

Lake Charles, LA 70601 (124.426 miles)

Located in Vernon, Natchitoches and Sabine parishes. Hunting

Official Website: Peason Ridge WMA

Sabine Island WMA Fishing Hunting Boating

Lake Charles, LA 70601 (124.426 miles)

Located in Calcasieu parish. Hunting, small and some big game species. Excellent fishing, water skiing and boating.

Official Website: Sabine Island WMA

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)

Chickasawhay Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Laurel, MS 39443 (145.689 miles)

Directions: Chickasawhay WMA Take Hwy 15 south at Laurel go to Tiger Creek Church Rd. in Ovett turn left, travel to Forest Service Rd. 202 turn right then travel to Forest Service Rd. 205 turn left, headquarters on left.

Official Website: Chickasawhay Wildlife Management Area

Mason Creek Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Laurel, MS 39440 (147.721 miles)

Directions: Take Hwy 42 east at Richton, travel through Sand Hill, check station on right.

Official Website: Mason Creek Wildlife Management Area

Shepard Camping Biking Boating

Gautier, MS 39553 (147.920 miles)

Shepard State Park is nestled in the heart of Singing River (Pascagoula River) country, where legend has it that members of the Pascagoula Indian nation linked hands and walked into the Pascagoula River rather than be taken captive by hostile Indian tribes. The mournful death chant they sang as they walked earned the Pascagoula River the nickname “Singing River.” Tales of the heroic exploits of French and Spanish settlers and romantic legends of the Pascagoula and Biloxi Indians are standard fare in the scenic coastal area surrounding Shepard State Park.

Official Website: Shepard

Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge Hiking

Gautier, MS 39553 (147.920 miles)

The Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 540 national wildlife refuges administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It was established in 1975 to safeguard the endangered Mississippi sandhill crane and its unique disappearing wet pine savanna habitat. The refuge consists of more than 19,000 acres in four units and is now part of the Gulf Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The Refuge Complex Manager also administers Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Mississippi/Alabama) and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (Alabama).

Official Website: Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge

Bayou Macon Hunting Camping

Monroe, LA 71203 (154.248 miles)

LDWF owned. Bottomland hardwood area. Primitive camping available.

Official Website: Bayou Macon

Big colewa Bayou Hunting

Monroe, LA 71203 (154.248 miles)

LDWF owned. Hunting, small and big game. Especially dove.

Official Website: Big colewa Bayou

Floy Ward McElroy WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting

Monroe, LA 71203 (154.248 miles)

Located in Richland parish. Wildlfie refuge and education area. Wildlife viewing, birding, fishing and nature trails

Official Website: Floy Ward McElroy WMA

Ouachita WMA Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Monroe, LA 71203 (154.248 miles)

Located in Ouachita Parish. Bottomland hardwood area. Big and small game hunting, trapping, waterfowl, and birding. Three reservoirs for fishing. Camping area avialable.

Official Website: Ouachita WMA

Russell Sage WMA Hiking Hunting Camping

Monroe, LA 71203 (154.248 miles)

Located in Ouachita, Richland and Morehouse parishes. Hunting, trapping, birding and camping

Official Website: Russell Sage WMA

Union WMA Hunting Camping

Monroe, LA 71203 (154.248 miles)

Located in Union parish. Hunting, tapping and camping.

Official Website: Union WMA

Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge Hunting

Moss Point, MS 39562 (154.642 miles)

Grand Bay NWR is one of over 540 National Wildlife Refuges managed as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Grand Bay NWR was established in 1992 under the Emergency Wetlands Resources act of 1986 to protect one of the largest expanses of undisturbed pine savanna habitats in the Gulf Coastal Plain region. The refuge is located in Mobile County, Alabama and Jackson, County Mississippi, and when complete will encompass over 32,000 acres.

Official Website: Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Pascagoula River Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Lucedale, MS 39452 (155.678 miles)

Pascagoula River is located in George, Jackson County near Lucedale. If you have any question regarding Pascagoula River call (601) 947-6376, (228) 588-3878.

Official Website: Pascagoula River Wildlife Management Area

Poverty Point State Historic Site Hiking

Pioneer, LA 71266 (157.019 miles)

Northwest Louisiana. Hiking and a National Historic Landmark

Official Website: Poverty Point State Historic Site

Roosevelt Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Morton, MS 39117 (157.061 miles)

Roosevelt State Park conveniently located between Meridian and Jackson, Mississippi. Roosevelt State Park offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities in a picturesque setting. The park's scenic overlook provides a panoramic view of the Bienville National Forest. The gently sloping landscape is particularly striking during the fall when the forest is bright with autumn colors.

Official Website: Roosevelt

Bienville Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Morton, MS 39117 (157.061 miles)

Directions: I-20, Exit 77, Take Hwy 13 north to Hwy 80. Turn right on Hwy 80 and go approx. 4 miles and turn left at Forest Service sign saying National Forest Service Trail. Go approx 6 miles, headquarters on left.

Official Website: Bienville Wildlife Management Area

Hodges Gardens State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Florien, LA 71429 (158.953 miles)

Northwest Louisiana. Camping, cabins, fishing, boat, kayak and canoe rentals and nature trail. Developed azalea and rose gardens.

Official Website: Hodges Gardens State Park

Tallahala Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Montrose, MS 39338 (160.497 miles)

Directions: I-20, Exit 100. Take, Hwy 80 east. Go approx. 3 miles, turn on Hwy 505. Go approx. 5 miles and turn right onto Roberts County Line Rd (Hwy 507) Go approx. 3 miles. Headquarters on the right.

Official Website: Unknown

Bienville National Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback

Forest, MS 39074 (163.838 miles)

Located in Central Mississippi, the Bienville National Forest offers the visitor a variety of recreational opportunities during all seasons of the year. Interstate 20 routes through the forest and allows easy and convenient access for many travelers who might want to take a rest stop or tour the forest. We have over 178,00 acres that are managed for wildlife, recreation, timber and other various activities.

Official Website: Bienville National Forest

Caney Creek Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Forest, MS 39074 (163.838 miles)

Directions: I-20, Exit 88. Take, Hwy 35 south go approx. ¼ mile and turn right on West Moore Tower Road, headquarters is approximately one mile on left. I-20, take Exit 80. Take, Hwy 481 south. Go approx. 10 miles and turn right on CR 563. Go approx. 1.5 miles and turn right at sign indicating headquarters entrance.

Official Website: Caney Creek Wildlife Management Area

Shipland Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Mayersville, MS 39113 (165.531 miles)

Shipland Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located along the Mississippi Riverin Issaquena County, approximately 45 miles north of Vicksburg. The 3,500-acreWMA was established in 1982 on land purchased from the Nature Conservancy. This is the only WMA in theMississippi batture lands; that is, the land between the Mississippi river andthe main-line river levee. The area is classified as bottomland hardwood but thehabitat varies across the WMA from a small sand field that is comprised ofgrassland and stunted trees to a forest of oaks, pecan, and sugarberry, to lowwet areas of willow trees and buttonbush.

Official Website: Shipland Wildlife Management Area

Lake George Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Holly Bluff, MS 39088 (166.019 miles)

Lake George Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a 8,383-acre parcel located in Yazoo County, between Holly Bluff and Satartia on Highway 433. This area is dominated by regenerated bottomland hardwood forest, with less than 40 acres consisting of mature timber. This WMA is owned by the Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is maintained by the MDWFP. Lake George became a WMA in 1990.

Official Website: Lake George Wildlife Management Area

Chemin-A-Haut State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Horseback

Bastrop, LA 71220 (166.855 miles)

Northeast Louisiana, Cabins, camping, boat rentals, fishing, nature trails and equestrain trail.

Official Website: Chemin-A-Haut State Park

SABINE NATIONAL FOREST Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Hemphill, TX 75948 (167.610 miles)

Located in the pineywoods of east Texas, the 160,656-acre Sabine National Forest is the easternmost of the four national forests in Texas and forms part of the boundary between Texas and Louisiana. The forest is situated on the western slopes of the Sabine River watershed within Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Jasper, and Newton counties

Official Website: SABINE NATIONAL FOREST

North Toledo Bend State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Zwolle, LA 71486 (169.019 miles)

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

Official Website: North Toledo Bend State Park

Delta Natioal Forest Fishing Hunting Camping Horseback Boating

Rolling Fork, MS 39159 (169.228 miles)

Seen from the air, the Delta National Forest glimmers like a great, green jewel surrounded by lazy rivers and spreading agricultural fields. Delta is a large, contiguous block of bottomland hardwood forest, seasonally flooded timber, and small sloughs draining into the Big and Little Sunflower Rivers in the Yazoo Basin of the Mississippi River. It is the only bottomland hardwood ecosystem in the National Forest System.

Official Website: Delta Natioal Forest

Howard Miller Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Rolling Fork, MS 39159 (169.228 miles)

Howard Miller WMA is a 2,400 acre tract located in Issaquena County approximately 13 miles from Rolling Fork. It is a former rice and soybean farm that was acquired by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) in 2007. There are 48 fields separated by levees and ditches. These fields are grouped into 24 hunt units approximately 80 acres in size each. There are 420 acres of permanent wildlife sanctuary. Howard Miller WMA is managed as a quality waterfowl hunting area. Approximately 480 acres are managed for moist-soil vegetation with beneficial native plants.

Official Website: Howard Miller Wildlife Management Area

Sunflower Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Rolling Fork, MS 39159 (169.228 miles)

Sunflower Wildlife Management Area is approximately 60,000 acres located in Delta National Forest, which is owned by the US Forest Service (USFS). The WMA is located in Sharkey County, about 10 miles east of Rolling Fork, and was established in 1955. Consisting entirely of bottomland hardwood forest with stands varying in age from regeneration areas to mature forests, the major tree species on the area are water, willow, overcup, and Nuttall oaks, ash, sugarberry, sweetgum, and cypress. Management of timber stands is entirely handled by the USFS.

Official Website: Sunflower Wildlife Management Area

Twin Oaks Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Rolling Fork, MS 39159 (169.228 miles)

Twin Oaks WMA is a 5,847-acre tract located approximately 40 miles north of Vicksburg, Mississippi. This area is bounded by the Little Sunflower River on the east and county/gravel roads on the north and south. Although the area adjoins the approximately 60,000 acre Delta National Forest to the east, the WMA is considered somewhat isolated as a result of agricultural practices on the north, south, and western boundaries. Prior to acquisition, the primary use of this site was for timber production.

Official Website: Twin Oaks Wildlife Management Area

Maynor Creek Water Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Waynesboro, MS 39367 (169.426 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

Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Hunting

Yazoo City, MS 39194 (171.192 miles)

Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge one of seven refuges in the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Established in 1978, Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 38,697 acres. Included in those acres is one of the largest blocks (21,000 acres) of bottomland forest in the lower Mississippi River alluvial floodplain. The upland areas or ridges often crest at no more than one foot above swamp areas, and contain nuttall, willow and water oaks and other species while overcup oak, bitter pecan and ash dominate the transition zone from swamp to upland. Additional habitat types consist of reforested and agricultural areas

Official Website: Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

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

Overflow National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Hunting

Parkdale, AR 71661 (185.016 miles)

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

Official Website: Overflow National Wildlife Refuge

Leroy Percy Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Hollandale, MS 38748 (188.472 miles)

The oldest of Mississippi's state parks, Leroy Percy is characterized by artesian springs, cypress trees, and ancient oaks dripping with Spanish moss. Leroy Percy is the only state park featuring a wildlife preserve. The seasonal pursuit of deer, squirrel, turkey, duck, and dove beckons to hunters in search of an unspoiled hunting area away from the crowd. Leroy Percy is also known for its alligator population--visitors can safely observe the scaly reptiles from two observation towers over their hot artesian water home.

Official Website: Leroy Percy

Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Hollandale, MS 38748 (188.472 miles)

Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge is the oldest national wildlife refuge in the State of Mississippi. This refuge was established in 1936 as one of the links in a chain of refuges that provide for the wintering needs of ducks and geese in the Mississippi Flyway. Yazoo NWR is also known as one of the premier hunting refuges in the southeastern U.S. For years, hunters have traditionally scheduled their vacations to hunt Yazoo NWR's white-tailed deer.

Official Website: Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge

Leroy Percy Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Hollandale, MS 38748 (188.472 miles)

Leroy Percy Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a 1,642-acre parcel located in Washington County, approximately 6 miles west of Hollandale on Highway 12. Leroy Percy WMA is located on Leroy Percy State Park, and is the only WMA in Mississippi located on a State Park.

Official Website: Leroy Percy Wildlife Management Area

Bladon Springs State Park Camping

Silas, AL 36919 (189.899 miles)

Centering around four mineral springs, this 357-acre park in Choctaw County in southwest Alabama provides modern campsites, shelters, tables and grills for daytime and nighttime family outings. The Park is located one mile north of Bladon Springs in southwest Alabama.

Official Website: Bladon Springs State Park

Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting Boating

Gilbertown, AL 36908 (190.985 miles)

Acres: 4,218 acres plus 236 acres in perpetual conservation easements in eight parcels in Monroe, Sumter and Conecuh counties, located 10 miles northwest of Coffeeville, AL, across the Tombigbee River and north of Highway 84, in Southwest Alabama, approximately 80 miles north of Mobile. Wildlife includes: herons, raptors, otters, beavers, deer, turkeys, raccoons, squirrels, wood ducks, wintering waterfowl, and endangered/threatened species (American alligators, bald eagles and wood storks).

Official Website: Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge

Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Fishing Hunting

Crossett, AR 71635 (191.027 miles)

This 65,000-acre refuge contains an abundance of water resources dominated by the Ouachita and Saline Rivers and the Felsenthal Pool.

Official Website: Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge

Sky Lake Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Belzoni, MS 39038 (191.924 miles)

Official Website: Sky Lake Wildlife Management Area

Meaher State Park Fishing Camping Boating

Spanish Fort, AL 36577 (193.387 miles)

This 1,327-acre park is situated in the wetlands of Mobile Bay and is a day-use picnicking and scenic park with modern camping hook-ups and bathhouse facilities for overnight visitors. A boat ramp and fishing pier will appeal to every fisherman. A self-guided walk on two nature trails includes a boardwalk with a up close view of the Mobile Delta. 

Official Website: Meaher State Park

Okatibbee Water Park Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Meridian, MS 39301 (195.003 miles)

Located on Pine Spring Road, just off Highway 19 North northwest of Meridian, Mississippi, Okatibbee Water Park is a "splash" for the whole family! With 28 miles of shoreline, the 3,800-acre reservoir offer abundant bass fishing year round, as well as water skiing. Splashdown Country's adult and kiddy waterslides are open May through Labor Day, with lifeguards on duty for added safety. The park features fully developed camping spurs for camping enthusiasts. For the slightly less adventurous, four new vacation cabins are available as well as a 25-room motel. For the naturalist, the park is visited each December by the American Bald Eagle.

Official Website: Okatibbee Water Park

Holmes County Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Durant, MS 39063 (195.527 miles)

The beautiful hardwood forests of Holmes County State Park are home to an abundance of wildlife, and provide the scenic backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities. Built around two lakes covering 88 acres, the park offers such diverse excitement as fishing, camping and cabin rentals. Holmes County State Park offers easy access to Interstate 55, which bisects Mississippi north and south. The convenient location and diverse outdoor recreational amenities make Holmes County State Park a favorite retreat.

Official Website: Holmes County

Muscadine Farms Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Greenville, MS 38701 (195.807 miles)

Muscadine Farms Wildlife Management Area (WMA) was a 700 acre catfish farm in Washington County when it was purchased by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers for mitigation in 2002. The property is located approximately 5 miles west of Highway 61 on Avon Darlove Road. In 2009, an additional 700 acres of catfish ponds and approximately 1,400 acres of replanted trees, the Washington and Po-Lutken Tracts, were added to Muscadine Farms WMA. The 90 retired catfish ponds are intensively managed for waterfowl. These ponds are managed in three or four pond hunting units.

Official Website: Muscadine Farms Wildlife Management Area

Bayou Pierre Hiking Hunting

Minden, LA 71055 (195.959 miles)

LDWF owned. Bottomland hardwoods. Hunting and birdwatching.

Official Website: Bayou Pierre

Bodcau Fishing Hunting Camping Boating

Minden, LA 71055 (195.959 miles)

Locatedin Bossier and Webster Parishes. Boating, fishing,birding, hunting and camping are available. Ivan Lake is a man-made reservoir available for use.

Official Website: Bodcau

Jackson Bienville WMA Hunting

Minden, LA 71055 (195.959 miles)

Located in Jackson, Bienville, and Lincoln parishes. Rolling pine hills and bottomland hardwoods. Hunting and trapping.

Official Website: Jackson Bienville WMA

Loggy Bayou WMA Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping

Minden, LA 71055 (195.959 miles)

Located in Bossier Parish. Hunting, sport and commercial fishing. Bird watching and nature study groups. Camping

Official Website: Loggy Bayou WMA

Soda Lake WMA Hiking Hunting Biking

Minden, LA 71055 (195.959 miles)

Located in Caddo parish. Access is limited to walk-in and bicycle. Hunting, wildlife and bird viewing

Official Website: Soda Lake WMA

Lake Bistineau State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Doyline, LA 71023 (196.371 miles)

North Louisiana. Cabins, camping, boat rentals, extensive hiking trails and activity areas

Official Website: Lake Bistineau State Park

Okatibbee Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Collinsville, MS 39325 (197.237 miles)

Directions: Take Hwy 19 north from Meridian towards Philadelphia, at the 4-way stop in Collinsville, take a right (east) onto West Lauderdale Road, to 1.8 miles to a "T" At the "T", take a right onto Center Hill-Martin Road and go approximately 1/2 mile, you will pass green dumpster on your left before reaching the headquarters building which is on the left.

Official Website: Okatibbee Wildlife Management Area

Lake Chicot State Park Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Lake Village, AR 71653 (198.751 miles)

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

Official Website: Lake Chicot State Park

Nanih Waiya Wildlife Management Area Hunting

Philadelphia, MS 39350 (199.026 miles)

Directions: Take Hwy 15 north from Philadelphia, to the Stallo Community, take a right onto CR 832. Continue on CR 832 until you see a Nanih Waiya WMA sign on your right, turn right into the headquarters access.

Official Website: Nanih Waiya Wildlife Management Area