Delta National Forest


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Delta National Forest

Address:20380 Hwy 61
Rolling Fork, MS 39159

Phone:662-873-6256
Fax:662-873-2770
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r8/mississippi/delta
Size: 60,000 acres.
Location:West-central Mississippi. Accessible by US 61. Nearby cities/towns include Rolling Rock and Vicksburg.
Facilities:Dispersed camping, picnic sites, boat launches, trails, ATV trails (50+ miles).
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, bird watching, hiking, mountain biking, swimming.
Special Features:A large, contiguous block of bottomland hardwood forest, seasonally flooded timber, and small sloughs draining into the Big and Little Sunflower rivers in the Yazoo Basin of the Mississippi River. It is the only bottomland hardwood ecosystem in the national forest system.

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Collier selected the area surrounding the Onward Store, which is now home to some of Mississippi's most significant wildlife management areas, including the Delta National Forest, Twin Oaks Wildlife Management Area, and thousands of acres of private hunting lands.
The 60,000-acre Delta National Forest and the 40,000-acre Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge are two of Mississippi's largest tracts of public land open to deer hunting that consistently produce trophy bucks.
During the period September to October 1999, water samples were collected at different locations in three replicates from the Big Sunflower River in the area near the Delta National Forest in Sharkey County.
Between the months of May and October 1999, bed sediment samples were collected from different sites in three replicates from the Big Sunflower River in the area in close proximity to the Delta National Forest in Sharkey County.
And Rolling Fork, with its close proximity to the Delta National Forest, is poised to capitalize on it.
The Delta National Forest, located in Sharkey County, is the only bottomland hardwood national forest in the United States.
The 60,000-acre Delta National Forest, located in Sharkey County with its ranger station at Rolling Fork, has the distinction of being the only bottomland hardwood forest in the U.
This site today is located inside the Delta National Forest, America's only bottomland hardwood National Forest.