Delta Ranger District

 

The Delta National Forest is located in Sharkey County north of Vicksburg, Mississippi, within the floodplain of the Mississippi River. It is one of the few hardwood forests remaining in the Mississippi Delta and the only bottomland hardwood national forest in the nation.


68 Frontage Road
Rolling Fork MS 39159
Phone: (662) 873-6256

Office Hours:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm (M-F)


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.

The Delta National Forest is an important partner in the Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture, one of the emphasis areas of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, providing important habitat to wintering, migrating, and resident birds.

The Delta National Forest contains over 60,000 acres of bottomland hardwoods and associated  wetlands.  On an annual basis the Forest manages about 10,000 acres of forested wetland habitat for primarily for wintering waterfowl; maintains a recreation program with 57 campsites, 2 recreation areas and over 45 miles of ATV or multiple use trails; and harvests over 3 million board feet of timber.