Bienville National Forest


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Bienville National Forest

Address:3473 Hwy 35 S
Forest, MS 39074

Phone:601-469-3811
Fax:601-469-2513
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r8/mississippi/bienville/
Size: 178,400 acres.
Location:East-central Mississippi. Accessible by I-20; US 80; MS 18 and 35. Nearby cities/towns include Forest, Raleigh, Jackson, and Meridian.
Facilities:2 campgrounds, picnic sites, boat launch, trails.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding.
Special Features:Harrell Prairie Hill Botanical Area, a remnant of Jackson Prairie natural grassland surrounded by forest; 3 designated wildlife management areas: Bienville, Caney Creek, and Tallahala. Bienville NF also contains a 189-acre tract that is the largest known block of old-growth timber in Mississippi.

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Research was conducted at the Bienville National Forest (BNF) in central Mississippi.
Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) behaviors observed at Bienville National Forest, Mississippi 1997-1999.
Bienville National Forest, Bienville Wildlife Management Area, Copiah County Wildlife Management Area, Homochitto National Forest, Caston Creek Wildlife Management Area, Leaf River Wildlife Management Area, and Desoto National Forest all possess world-class habitats and fantastic hunting opportunities.
The Bienville National Forest, named for Jean Baptiste LeMoyne de Bienville, the French explorer who governed the first permanent European settlement on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1699, dates from 1934.