Outdoor Activities in Mississippi

In Mississippi, you’ll find no shortage of outdoor recreational opportunities. You can enjoy breathtaking views along the Gulf Islands National Seashore, follow wetland trails lined with ancient cypress trees, climb towering rock formations, or experience canoeing and kayaking adventures on the Mississippi River. Mississippi’s state parks provide activities for travelers of all ages, so enjoy camping by renting a peaceful cabin by the river, or parking your RV at one of the state’s many RV parks.

Visitors can pedal through the woods on the state’s many biking trails, tackle some of the best year-round freshwater and saltwater fishing spots, or enjoy equestrian activities such as riding trails, horse shows, exhibitions, and charity equestrian events. There are also a variety of ranges and gun clubs, as well as private and commercial hunting grounds with white-tail deer, wild turkeys, waterfowl, hogs, doves, quail, and more. If nature photography is more your style, you can retreat to one of Mississippi’s birding and wildlife viewing locations or wildlife refuges.

Let Visit Mississippi help you find the best outdoor spots. For more information, request a tour guide, use our trip planner, check out some of the places to stop, or contact us today to start planning your trip.

Hattiesburg Zoo

Hattiesburg   FEATURED


Featuring more than 100 species of animals from around the world, the Hattiesburg Zoo is South Mississippi’s favorite family attraction. Named Best Travel Attraction of the Year by the Mississippi Tourism Association in 2017, the Zoo is also listed as […]

Longleaf Plantation



A sportsman’s respite true to the tradition of the Old South and a time when gentlemen would gather together and indulge in lively sport, impeccable Southern cuisine, much needed relaxation, and all-around camaraderie, culminating with the classic Bobwhite Quail Hunt […]

Longleaf Trace

Hattiesburg   FEATURED


The Longleaf Trace is South Mississippi’s premier running, biking, hiking, and equestrian trail. The 44-mile linear park extends from Hattiesburg (elevation 220′) through Sumrall (290′), Bassfield (460′), and Carson to Prentiss (336′). A Rails-To-Trails conversion, the trail is 10 feet wide and […]

Tanglefoot Trail

Pontotoc   FEATURED


The Tanglefoot Trail® is Mississippi’s longest Rails to Trails conversion, meandering 43.6 miles through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area. It is here you will experience a bit of our history as you pass […]

Grenada Lake Charters

Grenada   FEATURED


Grenada Lake Charters offers trophy crappie fishing on a lake known for “three-pound crappie.” The company offers all-inclusive packages that include nearby cabin lodging, meals, and more. […]

Prairie Wildlife

West Point   FEATURED


Prairie Wildlife is a premier conservation-driven sporting estate offering hunts, clay shoots, corporate outings and more.  Located in West Point, Mississippi – the heart of the Black Prairie – Prairie Wildlife has been awarded the prestigious Orvis Wingshooting Lodge endorsement.  The qualifications […]

Delta Duck Hunts



Welcome to Delta Duck Hunts, Duck Hunting at the top of the Mississippi delta in Tunica, Mississippi, and in the heart of the Mississippi duck hunting Flyway. Delta Duck Hunts offers both guided duck hunting and unguided duck hunting on […]

Black Creek Canoe Rental

Brooklyn   FEATURED


We invite you to visit BLACK CREEK – Mississippi’s premier canoeing stream with Black Creek’s Oldest and Most Experienced Outfitter! Leave your worries and cares at home – enjoy the peaceful sounds and beautiful scenery of Desoto National Forest as […]

McKenna Ranch Outfitters

Pachuta   FEATURED


At McKenna Ranch, we hunt whitetail deer and eastern wild turkey. We also hunt hogs when available, as hogs come and go. Our ranch is managed to increase the body size and numbers of the wildlife. Habitat is vastly important […]

Mississippi Delta Hunts



Rice and soybean fields are prevalent. As any duck hunter knows, rice fields are waterfowl magnets. Farming operations are managed to achieve maximum yields for both grain and the overwintering of waterfowl. These fields and bordering forests also attract the […]

MS Delta Ducks

Greenwood   FEATURED


We offer a day of hunting activities beginning at day break with a guided Mississippi duck hunt in flooded timber, harvested grain field, or a Delta wetland. Walk with your duck hunting guide across a harvested grain field beneath a […]

Tallahatchie Hunts

Glendora   FEATURED


Tallahatchie Hunts offers guided duck and deer hunting on private lands in Tallahatchie County Mississippi. There are several public and private game preserves that serve as resting areas that help us maintain large populations of waterfowl throughout the winter months. […]