Description - The Delta National Forest is located in west-central Mississippi, north of Vicksburg. It is one of the few hardwood forests remaining in the Mississippi Delta.
- The Delta National Forest lies within the floodplain of the Mississippi River. It covers one of the few hardwood forests remaining in the Mississippi Delta and the only bottomland hardwood National Forest in the country. Except for a few drought years, at least a portion of the Delta has always been subjected to annual floods of various depths and durations. Today, flooding in the Delta National Forest results from backwaters of the Yazoo-Mississippi River Systems and headwaters from the Little and Big Sunflower Rivers.
Blue Lake Recreation Area and the Little Sunflower River Boat Landing are the two primary recreation areas on the Forest. Twenty ATV trails lead through various portions of the Forest.
Recreation - Camping, fishing, picnicking and hiking opportunities are available at Blue Lake. Little Sunflower River Boat Landing offers a boat launch and fishing, and several primitive campsites. ATV'ing, biking, hiking, wildlife viewing, and hunting are all possible on the 20 ATV trails scattered throughout the Forest.
Climate - Weather in this region varies with the time of year. Summers are typically very hot and humid, with afternoon and evening thunderstorms always a possibility. Summer daytime temperatures frequently reach into the upper 90's, with nighttime lows in the mid to upper 70's. Winters are often wet with some cold temperatures. Snow is uncommon. Winter days are warm enough for comfortable outdoor activities.
The Delta National Forest is located in west-central Mississippi, north of Vicksburg and southeast of Rolling Fork, where the Ranger Station is found. Mississippi Highway 16 cuts across the north end of the Forest and U.S. Highway 61 runs just to the west of the Forest. within the floodplain of the Mississippi River.