- There are many opportunities for recreation near the Mississippi State college town of Starkville, Mississippi. The Columbus Port on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is 20 miles east of Starkville, as well as National Forests and lakes. There are also several State Parks and Wildlife Refuges near Starkville.
Recreation - There are many State Parks near Starkville, MS, such as Legion State Park, Lake Lowndes State Park, Jeff Busby State Park and the Nanih Waiya Historical Memorial. These sites are great spots for picnicking and learning about history.
The Tombigbee National Forest is approximately 10 miles southwest of Starkville. Within the forest is the Choctaw Wildlife Management Area and east of the forest is the Black Prairie Wildlife Management Area and the Starr Forest Wildlife Management Area. West of this section of the forest is the Yockanookany Wildlife Management Area. Approximately 30 miles south of Starkville is the Nanih Waiya. North of Starkville is another section of the Tombigbee National Forest and within this section is the Chickasaw Wildlife Management Area. Just south of Starkville is the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.
For fishing, Starkville area has the Oktibbeha Lake. The Columbus Lake and Aberdeen Lake, provide excellent fishing and are connected by the Tennesee-Tombigbee Waterway. Further south is the Aliceville Lake.
Approximately 50 miles northwest are Grenada Lake and Enid Lake.
Climate - Mississippi generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Freezing temperatures are possible in the winter. Thunderstorms and are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.
Starkville, in Oktibbeha County, is located 35 miles from Alabama on the east, and 100 miles from Tennessee on the north, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 82 and Mississippi Highway 25.