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Arkabutla Lake’s remote location is just seven miles from Hernando.
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.
a wild and scenic river through national forest offering viewing of wading birds, songbirds, warblers, summer tanagers, Acadian flycatchers, red-eyed vireos, wood thrushes, prothonotary warblers, blue gray gnatcatchers, rare sawback turtles
Blue Lake Interpretive Trail is a winding 1-mile loop trail at Blue Lake in Delta National Forest where you can observe the vast flora and fauna of Mississippi.
36,000 acres of bottomland hardwoods of the beautiful southern swampland in the Pearl River Basin offering viewing of many species including swallow-tailed kite, endangered ring sawback turtle & the gopher tortoise; activity area, boat launch
Located in a 230-acre wildlife refuge. Swimming, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, hiking trails, biking trails, sports fields, playgrounds; Located near McComb, MS & the Pike County Speedway.
The Center for Marine Education & Research, aka Institute for Marine Mammal Studies offers visitors of all ages the chance to engage in a fun, hands-on learning experience that helps them understand and appreciate the species that make our Gulf Coast waters unique. While visiting, you experience underwater adventures on the big screen in a state of the art auditorium, encounter sea creatures such as horseshoe crabs, sea stars, fresh water turtles, and other marine life in our discovery room. Don’t forget the marine museum which features aquatic exhibits and a fossil dig where you may even find a shark tooth to keep as a souvenir. The Dolphin Presentation is where visitors see Bo and Buster; two Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins that entertain you, and to make the experience even more special, call ahead to schedule the Dolphin Interaction Program where you actually get right in the water, up close and personal with one of the world’s most intelligent animals. (Weather Permitting)
birding and wildlife viewing on 3-mile trail, 74-acre site,1500' elevated wooden boardwalk in treetops, through wetlands, dry upland environments, located near beautiful Lake Chautauqua
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
Located 30 miles north of Vicksburg on Hwy 465 offering fishing and hunting on over 100,000 acres of public hunting land along the Mississippi River and oxbow lakes.
THE OFFICIAL TOURISM RESOURCE FOR THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI