Welcome to the National Forests in Mississippi


Family hiking in the woods

Take a hike to enjoy the beautiful trails on the National Forests in Mississippi.




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.

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Photo of waterfall on Coconino Natl Forest


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Recreational Opportunities

Canoe trip down Black Creek

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.

Travel Management Rule (MVUM)

Logo of the Ride For Keeps Program

To better protect natural resources while continuing to provide opportunities for motorized recreation, the National Forests in Mississippi has implemented the travel management rule. The travel management rule requires each National Forest and Grassland to designate roads, trails, and areas open for motor vehicle use. 


Hunting FAQs

Sunset hunter and child sihouette

Discusses when, where and how to hunt on the National Forests in Mississippi.

Local Area Attractions and conditions near Jackson, Mississippi

Mississippi State Capitol Building

The National Forests in Mississippi Supervisor's Office is located in historic downtown Jackson, Mississippi.  Come explore the many unique attractions in and around Jackson.


Big Biloxi Campground - Open


Day use and RV use only

National Forests in MS Fact Sheet

De Soto National Forest

Open this brief one page fact sheet for more information about the National Forests in Mississippi