DeSoto National Forest

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DeSoto National Forest

Address:654 W Frontage Rd
Wiggins, MS 39577

Phone:601-928-4422
Fax:601-928-5143
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r8/mississippi/desoto
Size: 378,538 acres.
Location:Southeastern Mississippi. Accessible by US 49 and 98; MS 67, 15, 57, 26, 29, 13, 63, and 42. Nearby cities/towns include Biloxi, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, and Laurel.
Facilities:25 campgrounds, cabins, dispersed camping, picnic sites, trails (230 miles), scenic drive, fishing pier, group camp.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ORV riding.
Special Features:Mississippi's only nationally designated scenic river, Black Creek, famous for its wide sandbars and relaxed floating pace; two wilderness areas, Black Creek and Leaf; Ashe Forest Tree Nursery, southern region's only tree nursery, built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

See other parks in Mississippi.
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Why do they give murderers and imperialists the honor of having all kinds of places named after them (such as Coronado National Forest, De Soto National Forest, the District of Columbia, the Columbia River, the Sea of Cortes, Lake Champlain, etc.