Tombigbee National Forest Guide

Named after the nearby Tombigbee River, the Tombigbee National Forest spans 67,000 acres across five counties in Northeastern Mississippi. Once a site of abandoned and eroding farmland, Tombigbee National Forest now welcomes visitors with towering pines and hardwood forests that stretch across rolling hills and into the bottomlands. The protected area offers ample opportunity for fishing, swimming, and boating. There are also over 30 miles of trails perfect for hikers and mountain bikers alike. Tombigbee also offers horse trails, camping, and Native American ceremonial mounds. With so much to see and do, Tombigbee National Forest is the perfect place for the whole family to explore. 

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Tombigbee National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Tombigbee National Forest

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How to get to Tombigbee National Forest

Address: Highway 15 South, Ackerman, Mississippi 39735

Fee: Entry fee $0

The Tombigbee National Forest offers some of the best mountain biking and hiking trails in the Magnolia State. Explore nearby historical sites or spend some time fishing on the forest lakes. Whatever activities feed your wandering soul, an RV trip is the perfect way to explore Tombigbee National Forest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Tombigbee National Forest

Is there a fee to get into Tombigbee National Forest?

No, there is no fee to get into Tombigbee National Forest. However, there may be additional fees or permits needed for recreational activities or for using certain areas of the forest such as day-use areas.

Is Tombigbee National Forest open all year round?

Yes, Tombigbee National Forest is open all year-round. There are many outdoor activities that visitors can do all year, including hiking, biking, and using the Chickasaw ATV Trail unless weather conditions force it to close.

What is the best time to visit Tombigbee National Forest?

The best time to visit Tombigbee National Forest is in either spring or fall. The summer crowds are gone, and visitors can watch birds migrate to warmer areas for winter, or back to cooler spots for summer.

Do you need a permit to fish or hunt in Tombigbee National Forest?

Yes, you need a permit to hunt in Tombigbee National Forest. If you are between the ages of 16-64, you'll also need a fishing license to fish in the forest.

Can you kayak, canoe, or raft in Tombigbee National Forest?

Yes, you can kayak, canoe, and raft in Tombigbee National Forest. Choctaw Lake has a boat ramp canoes and other watercraft can use, and there are plenty of spots around the lake where non-motorized boaters can put in. There are other lakes and rivers in the forest as well.