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.

Beaver Dam Hunting Services



For over a century now, Beaver Dam Lake and the area surrounding it have been regarded as a premiere waterfowl destination in North Mississippi. Made famous through the writing of Nash Buckingham in the first part of the 20th century, […]

Longleaf Trace Equestrian Trail

Hattiesburg   FEATURED


The 24-mile, 15-25-foot-wide native soil equestrian trail located along the Longleaf Trace is recognized as one of South Mississippi’s finest. The little-known jewel is regularly maintained and parallel to the Trace, occasionally crossing from one side to the other due […]

Pascagoula River Audubon Center

Moss Point   FEATURED


Adventure awaits at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Moss Point.  The Center is the educational gateway to exploring nature and bayou habitats by offering educational programming for school groups while featuring local nature themes, a step back in time with the […]

Pearl River Kayaks

Brandon   FEATURED


Pearl River Kayaks is a locally owned business in Brandon, Mississippi. Our goal is to introduce recreational kayaking to a wider audience & to provide a fun, affordable outdoor activity right here in Central Mississippi. We rent & deliver kayaks […]

Providence Hill Farm

Jackson   FEATURED


Providence Hill Farm is a 1,250-acre retreat set on beautiful rolling hills in central Mississippi. Built as a family escape, the property has every amenity for an exceptional sporting outing. The sporting clay range offers 14 stations mimicking many different […]

Quapaw Canoe Tours

Clarksdale   FEATURED


Quapaw Canoe Company offers wilderness expeditions on the Lower Mississippi River, its Back Waters, Bayous, Oxbows, and Flood Plain between the levees. Tours can be arranged by the day or the week. In its 10 years of operation, Quapaw Canoe […]

Ship Island Excursions

Ship Island Excursions

Gulfport   FEATURED


Ship Island Excursions offer round trip Ferry Routes: Gulfport to Ship Island. They operate three U.S. Coast Guard licensed and inspected passenger ferries. Some of the features in each vessel includes outdoor sun decks, enclosed cabins, restrooms, knowledgeable and experienced […]

Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Holly Springs   FEATURED


Take a stroll on this 2,500-acre estate and enjoy the hummingbird gardens, view the natural plants & herbs and make sure that you tour the magnificently restored Davis House and discover the rich history of the original owners and the […]


An aquarium housing over 200 species of native fish, reptiles and amphibians tells an ecological story of rivers, streams, lakes, marshes and the Mississippi Sound. “The Swamp” is home to animals including alligators, turtles and fish surrounded by native foliage. […]

Okatoma Outdoor Post

Seminary   FEATURED


The Okatoma Outdoor Post is a family owned and operated outfitter offering canoeing, kayaking, camping and lodging along the Okatoma Creek. The Okatoma Outdoor Post operates a fleet of more than 260 canoes, over 300 single kayaks, and 150 double […]

Esperanza Outdoors

Glen Allan   FEATURED


Our Mission at Esperanza Outdoors is to provide our clients with a unique Mississippi Delta experience by sharing the woods, water, wildlife and cuisine of Linden Plantation and Mississippi. Our Vision is to enhance and preserve the historical homes, farm land, […]

Davis Bayou Area Gulf Islands National Seashore

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Ocean Springs   FEATURED


The Mississippi areas are home of a historic fort and the most beautiful barrier islands in the United States. Relax, enjoy the scenery, hike a trail, or explore the fort. Whether you visiting for a day or a week there […]