Black Creek National Wild and Scenic River


Area Status: Open
A group of people with canoes in a river.

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. 

Canoeing or floating down the river is available through an outfitter guide.

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 Hiking Trail only; no overnight stay on the landings.

Activities

Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:

Day Hiking

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Viewing Wildlife

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Viewing Plants

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Viewing Scenery

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Scenery:

Picnicking

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Boating - Non-Motorized

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