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Description - The Holly Springs National Forest is located in northern Mississippi. It is divided into two sections. Its rolling hills are now covered with loblolly and shortleaf pines, and upland hardwoods.

Attractions - Before the Holly Springs National Forest was formed, much of the land was abandoned farmland with rapidly eroding soils. These rolling hills are now covered with loblolly and shortleaf pines, and upland hardwoods. They are rich with wildlife and intermingled with private farms and woodlots.

The Chewalla, Puskus, and Choctaw Lake Recreation Areas are found on the Holly Springs. These recreation areas have lakes, campgrounds, picnic areas, swimming beaches and trails. They offer varying levels of facilities and services.

Recreation - The Holly Springs offers a number of recreational opportunities, most based around water. Boating, fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking, and hunting are the most popular.

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.

Location - The Holly Springs National Forest is located in northern Mississippi. It is divided into two sections. The largest section lies to the southeast of the city of Holly Springs. US Highway 78 splits this section of the Forest. The second section of the Forest sits between Coffeeville and Oakland, just west of Interstate 55. The office for the Holly Springs National Forest is located in Holly Springs.


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Contact Information:
National Forests of Mississippi, 100 West Capitol Street, Suite 1141 , Jackson, MS, 39269, Phone: 662-965-4391

Holly Springs National Forest, 636 Hwy 178 E , Holly Springs, MS, 38635, Phone: 662-236-6550

Additional Information:
Clarksdale Area - To the east of Clarksdale are several of Mississippi's largest lakes and there are several State Parks within an easy days travel.
Hills Region - The northeastern hills stretch from the edge of the Mississippi River Delta to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Mississippi National Forests and Parks - Mississippi offers six National Forests, a National Seashore, two National Battlefields, an Historic Park, and a National Scenic Trail.

Links:
Bienville National Forest - Official agency website.

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