Delta National Forest Guide

Located in Central Mississippi, about 90 minutes east of the Louisiana border, the Delta National Forest is the only national bottomland hardwood forest in the United States. The forest covers 60,898 acres of hardwood trees, swampy bayous, and lakes. It is surrounded by small towns, which makes it fairly secluded and far from city noise and traffic. Delta National Forest is perfect for a tranquil outdoorsy adventure on your own or with the family. The state of Mississippi is known for having an abundance of wildlife, so be prepared to spot alligators, beavers, deer, muskrats, and maybe even a black bear. Enjoy birdwatching, fishing, hunting, hiking, or riding an ATV along one of the 19 multi-use trails in the forest. 

Shape Hiking Trails

Delta National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Delta National Forest

Less than two hours east of the Mississippi River, Delta National Forest offers visitors a serene, natural environment to fully experience the outdoors. Enjoy primitive camping at designated spots throughout the forest. Ride an ATV on one of the many multi-use trails that collectively make up 45 miles. Go fishing for catfish in the rivers. Watch for the Mississippi state bird, the northern mockingbird, or the state mammal, the white-tailed deer. You can also spend an enjoyable day boating on the water. 

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How to get to Delta National Forest

Address: 68 Frontage Road, Rolling Fork, MS 39159

Fee: Entry fee (daily) $3 Per person

Fee: Entry fee (annual pass) $20 Per person

Delta National Forest is a dream-come-true for campers. There are 57 mostly primitive campsites and two recreation areas that offer plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the woods and become one with nature. The easiest way to fully enjoy the forest is with an RV. Despite its remote location, the forest does sometimes get busy; though Delta National Forest is mostly quiet and secluded, an RV lets you camp and explore in your own private space.