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Description - The Tombigbee National Forest is located in northeast Mississippi. The Forest is split into two blocks - one near Tupelo and the other near Ackerman.

Attractions - The rolling hills of the Tombigbee National Forest are covered with loblolly and shortleaf pines, and upland hardwoods. Choctaw Lake and Davis Lake Recreation Areas are the center of recreation activities on the Tombigbee National Forest. Both of these areas offer camping, picnicking and swimming facilities centered around their lakes. The Witch Dance Horse Trail is a 15 mile trail open for horseback riders and hikers only. The Owl Creek Mounds, south of Tupelo, is an archaeological site dating back to A.D. 1000 to 1200.

Recreation - The Tombigbee National Forest offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, fishing, hunting, swimming, hiking, horseback riding and viewing archaeological sites.

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 Tombigbee National Forest is located in northeast Mississippi. The Forest is split into two blocks - one near Tupelo and the other near Ackerman. The Tombigbee Ranger Station is located in Ackerman. The Natchez Trace Parkway, south of Tupelo, leads through the northern section. State Highway 15, south of Ackerman leads through the southern section.

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Contact Information:
National Forests of Mississippi, 100 West Capitol Street, Suite 1141 , Jackson, MS, 39269, Phone: 601-965-4391

Tombigbee National Forest, Route 1, Box 98A , Ackerman, MS, 39735, Phone: 601-285-3264

Additional Information:
Mississippi National Forests and Parks - Mississippi offers six National Forests, a National Seashore, two National Battlefields, an Historic Park, and a National Scenic Trail.
Pines Region - The Pines Region encompasses the east-central portion of Mississippi, with the Alabama border forming its eastern boundary. It encompasses the areas surrounding the cities of Meridian and Columbus, west to Winona and Forest.
Starkville Area - Starkville, in Oktibbeha County, is located in the northeast region of Mississippi. There are many opportunities for recreation near the Mississippi State college town of Starkville, Mississippi.

Bienville National Forest - Official agency website.


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