Black Creek - National Wild and Scenic River


Area Status: Open

Black Creek, with it's deep, black water and white sand bars and colorful vertical bluffs, meanders through the De Soto National Forest with trees and flowering shrubs hanging over the banks.  Mississippi's only National Wild and Scenic River flows for 40 miles of within the National Forest.  Plants flourish and wildlife abounds.  Wood ducks and otters are often seen by those visiting the stream.  Primitive camping is allowed all along the stream within the National Forest and a number of trails can be accessed near the river.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Primitive camping is allowed off the Black Creek trail only; no overnight stay on the Landings.

Activities

Campground Camping

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Day Hiking

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Viewing Wildlife

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Viewing Plants

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Viewing Scenery

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Picnicking

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Boating - Non-Motorized

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Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities