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Description - The Clear Springs Recreation Area is the center of recreation activity on the Bude Ranger District. Clear Springs offers a lake, hiking trails, a camping area and a picnic area.

Recreation - The Bude Ranger District offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, fishing, hunting, swimming, boating, hiking and mountain biking.

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 Bude Ranger District encompasses the eastern portion of the Homochito National Forest in southwest Mississippi. It is located around the towns of Meadville and Bude. US Highway 84 runs through the middle of the District.

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Filed By: Mary (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The toughest part to me is not having cabins available to be able to go here in cold weather winter days. I love the trails and the scenic walks. We also went to the homochitto creek about a mile down the road to wade and walk in the sand. Wonderful. The beach without the glare of the sun. I would bring a canoe also.

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Contact Information:
Homochito National Forest, 1200 Hwy 184 East , Meadville, MS, 39653, Phone: 601-384-5876

Additional Information:
Homochitto National Forest - The Homochitto National Forest is located in southwest Mississippi. The Forest lies around the towns of Meadville, Bude Roxie, Crosby and Gloster. It was the first National Forest established in Mississippi.


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