Welcome to the National Forests in Mississippi

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From the pine forests of the Gulf Coastal Plain to the upland hardwoods in the northern part of the state, the National Forests in Mississippi covers 1.2 million acres of diverse natural resources and valued public lands spread across the state. It includes six National Forests: the Bienville, the Delta, the Holly Springs, the Homochitto, the Tombigbee, and the De Soto, which has the Chickasawhay Ranger District and the De Soto Ranger District. These forests have active timber management, use of prescribed fire, abundant wildlife, rich cultural history, and many recreational opportunities to experience the great outdoors. To learn more, see our National Forests in Mississippi Fact Sheet

Plan Your Next Trip to the Forest

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Use the Forest Service’s Interactive Visitor Map to plan your next trip! This digital map can be customized to the road and recreation features that interest you.

Popular Recreation Activities

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