The Best Outdoor Activities in Mississippi

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Hike the Clark Creek Primitive Trail

Mississippi / Clark Creek Primitive Trail

Many small cascades can be found along this creek. On hot summer days, it's a great place to jump in and cool off.

Gabriella Lorusso
134 Saves

Hike the Tuxachanie Trail

Mississippi / Tuxachanie Trailhead

This day hike portion of the 23 mile Tuxachanie Trail (white blazes) starts by the shore of Airey Lake. Shortly the trail turns and follows Tuxachanie Creek through a longleaf pine forest.

Hike or Bike the Clear Springs Trail

Mississippi / Clear Springs Trailhead

Open to hikers and bikers for a $3 fee, this single-track loop passes by creeks and hills, making for a scenic hike or ride in the Homochitto National Forest.

Hike Red Bluff

Mississippi / Red Bluff Trailhead

Starting about 300 or so feet up, Red Bluff offers beautiful views of a mini Grand Canyon that continues to grow with every rainfall.

Brandon Hebert
45 Saves

Hike Black Creek Trail

Mississippi / Black Creek Trailhead

From the parking lot, the trail enters into the forest. After 0.8 miles, cross over a dirt road and turn left. At the T junction on FS 374 turn right.

Hike around Wall Doxey State Park

Mississippi / Wall Doxey State Park Parking Lot

Starting from the Ranger station walk North or South which will lead you to the parks nature trail.

Chris Akins
10 Saves

Canoe Black Creek

Mississippi / Moody's Landing

There are multiple different boat ramps to launch at along Black Creek.

Joshua Braun
9 Saves

Bike the Longleaf Trace

Mississippi / Longleaf Trace Gateway

The Longleaf Trace is an old railroad line that has been paved over to convert it into a running, biking, hiking, equestrian trail.

Joshua Braun
3 Saves

Photograph the Wildlife at Davis Bayou Area

Mississippi / Davis Bayou Area

The Davis Bayou Area is an estuary teeming with wildlife.

Joshua Braun
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Kayak Okatoma Creek

Mississippi / Okatoma Outdoor Post

For this trip, I went through Okatoma Outdoor Post, a local Seminary business that rents out canoes/kayaks, hauls private canoes/kayaks, and shuttles customers to their landing.

Joshua Braun
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Camp at Choctaw Lake Recreation Area

Mississippi / Choctaw Lake Recreation Area

The Choctaw Lake Recreation Area is great, as it provides opportunities for so many different recreational activities. Its two lakes can host various water activities (i.e.

Joshua Braun
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Bike or Run the Front Beach Walking Path

Mississippi / Front Beach Walking Path

Tired of walking on a boring treadmill? Then come walk or bike along Front Beach in Ocean Springs. It is a very popular walking path because of its beauty and amenities.

Joshua Braun
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Bike or Run the Biloxi Bay Bridge

Mississippi / Biloxi Bay Bridge

This walking path is very popular among locals, and for good reason.

Joshua Braun
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