Delta Ranger District Recreation

Delta Ranger District recreation areas include the following features:

  1. Blue Lake Recreation Area - Camping, Interpretive Trail, Fishing, Picnicking, Boat Ramp, Vault toilet – Site page, brochure
  2. Delta Forest Wide Multiple - Use Trails - ATV, Hiking, Biking, Hunting, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding – Site page, brochure, map
  3. Little Sunflower River Recreation Area - Camping, Fishing, Picnicking, Boat ramp, Hiking, Hunting, Vault toilet - Site page, brochure
  4. Sunflower WMA - Hunting, Fishing, Trapping - Site page, brochure, map

There are 57 primitive campsites dispersed throughout the Delta National Forest.  Camping is only permitted in a designated campsite.  Campsite amenities include a graveled pad, fire ring, lantern post and picnic table.  Potable water is available at Delta Work Center on Forest Service Road 703.

Campsites rent for $7 per night by reservation only. Individuals holding an Access or Senior pass will receive a 50% discount ($3.50 per night).  Reservations for all sites may be made at least 48 hours in advance online at or by calling 877-444-6777.  Reservations also be made by visiting the Delta Ranger District Office at 68 Frontage Road, Rolling Fork, MS 39159.

Hunting and Fishing:
The U.S. Forest Service cooperatively manages Delta National Forest as a state wildlife management area, Sunflower WMA, through a Memorandum of Understanding with Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. See Sunflower WMA link for area regulations, maps and license information.

All hunting and fishing related questions should be directed to Sunflower WMA managers Bobby Hodnett or Jason Kerr at (662) 828-3456  Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Jackson Office (601) 432-2199.

Wildlife Viewing:
Spring and Fall in the delta are the best times of year to watch for migratory birds. Delta National Forest is located in the Mississippi Flyway and serves as a welcomed stopover for numerous species of neotropical migratory birds. Be sure to visit Audubon Mississippi 's website to find out more about birding opportunities along the Great River Birding Trail.

For butterfly enthusiasts the hot, summer, July days at Delta National Forest are a must. Thousands of butterflies adorn the roadsides. Each year, a group of volunteers conducts a butterfly count along a forest transect. To date, an average of over 21,000 butterflies have been observed annually and 32 different species have been documented. All data is reported to the North American Butterfly Association.