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  • Clark Creek Natural Area Hiking Trail

    The Clark Creek Natural Area Hiking Trail is one of the more rugged hiking areas in the state. It's not a long trail, at just 3 miles, but the woodland's steep hills add to both the difficulty and the beauty of the area. It is one of the few places in Mississippi you'll find some real waterfalls.

    (See photos of the area at State Parks website.)

    Bring snack food and water on your hike, and be sure your gear is appropriate for the weather and terrain. Depending on the season, it can be quite hot, cold or wet (and slippery). This trail is in a very rural setting, and there is no drinking water available on the trail.

    April and May can offer lots of migrating birds while the fall offers colorful leaves.

    This hiking area sits in Wilkinson County, the southwestern-most county in the state, bordered on two sides by Louisiana. Its address is 182 Fort Adams-Pond Road in Woodville. That's about 13 miles west of Woodville on Hwy. 24.

    The heavily-wooded Natural Area covers 700 acres and is home to many types of wildlife, including the black bear. This is strictly a day-hike area, with no camping, no hunting and no motorized vehicles.

    Hikers typically visit the historic 1881 Pond Store for a hiking trail map (recommended), beverages and snacks.

    More information:
    Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks at 800-467-2757 or through their website at http://home.mdwfp.com/Parks/Default.aspx.