Our lands contain over 2,000 acres of lakes and ponds and 600 miles of streams that are open to the public for fishing. We have 14 wildlife management areas; operated by Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. In these areas we emphasize intensive management of game species such as white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and bobwhite quail.
Prescribed fire, also known as controlled burning, refers to the controlled use of fire by a team of experts to safely reduce excessive amounts of grass and brush. Prescribed fire helps reduce the catastrophic damage of wildfire on our lands and surrounding communities. Pre-planned prescribed burns are carefully analyzed and conducted under specific weather conditions.
The National Forests in Mississippi abound with recreational opportunities. Whether you enjoy camping, hiking, picnicking, biking, horse riding, OHV riding, scenic driving, nature viewing, fishing, hunting, or water activities, National Forests in Mississippi can provide you with the outdoor experience you are looking for. Here you will find an overview of developed and undeveloped recreational opportunities on each ranger district.