- 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.
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.