Bienville Local Area Attractions

Meridian, Mississippi

Smith, Scott, Newton and Jasper County's 178,000 acres of National Forest land is open to public hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping. The Shockaloe Horese Trail, provides horseback riding, hitching areas, water, pavillions, camping, picnic tables and grills. The 23-mile trail is a favorite of horse lovers throughout the country.


Too numerous to list individually, Meridian, Mississippi has many forms of recreation and entertainment available for the traveler. Baseball, basketball, billiards, bowling, boxing, Boy Scouts, football, Girl Scouts, golf (4 public and one private course), horseback riding, hunting, lakes - boating and fishing (City owned Bonita Lakes, public Okatibbee Lake and Lake Tom Bailey), OHV trails, movie theatre, playgrounds, skating rinks, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, theatres and a water park are all available opportunities for the active visitor to Meridian and its surrounding areas. For more information, visit the City of Meridian, Mississippi web site.


Forest, Mississippi

Gaddis park is one of the finest in the state, with ten lighted tennis courts, a tennis pavilion, six ball fields, walking trail, playground equipment, basketball courts, picnic tables, grills and an open air pavilion. A full time director oversees organized recreational programs including baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and flag football. Forest Mississippi also has a country club, a library, a coliseum, a golf course and a State park. For more information, visit the Forest, Mississippi Chamber of Commerce web site.