Mississippi Camping Places


Located in De Soto National Forest, this easy and scenic trail follows tea-colored Black Creek. It passes through gently hilly terrain, with low ridges, pine and hardwood forests, and some flat floodplain.

At times the trail leads alongside the creek, and for other stretches it runs some distance from the water. About ten miles of the route are within the Black Creek Wilderness Area. Horses and bicycles are not permitted on the trail.

Camping Regulations: Camping is allowed almost anywhere along the trail, except where posted otherwise.

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No permits are required, and campfires may be built. It's suggested that campsites be at least 100 feet from the trail.

For Further Information: National Forests in Mississippi, 100 W. Capitol St. Suite 1141, Jackson, MS 39269; (601)965-4391.

INFORMATION ABOUT STATE PARK CAMPGROUNDS Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, P.O. Box 451, Jackson, MS 39205; (601)364-2120.

STATE HIGHWAY MAP AND TRAVEL INFORMATION Mississippi Division of Tourism Development, P.O. Box 22825, Jackson, MS 39205; (601)359-, 3297/(800)647-2290

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