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.
- 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.
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.