Holly Springs National Forest


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Holly Springs National Forest

Address:1000 Front St
Oxford, MS 38655

Phone:662-236-6550
Fax:662-234-8318
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r8/mississippi/hollysprings
Size: 147,000 acres.
Location:North-central Mississippi, southeast of Memphis. Accessible by US 72 and 78; MS 7, 4, 5, 6, 30, 349, 355, and 370. Nearby cities/towns include Holly Springs, New Albany, and Oxford.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic sites, boat ramps, fishing pier (é), trails, playground.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking.
Special Features:Historic Indian mounds, more than 40 lakes (originally built for flood and erosion control) including 260-acre Chewalla Lake. Nearby are state-owned Upper Sardis Wildlife Management Area and Wall Doxey State Park (see entry in Mississippi state parks section).

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Holly Springs National Forest also allows for solid hunting opportunities nearby.
This planting within Holly Springs National Forest will restore areas damaged by two tornadoes that struck the region in the project will plant shortleaf pine, a species native to Mississippi, as well as hardwood trees to create a mixed pine-hardwood forest similar to the area's natural ecosystem.
Observations were made at two adjacent edges of each of two 100-year-old oak-hickory-shortleaf pine forests in the Little Tallahatchie Experimental Forest in north Mississippi within Holly Springs National Forest. A previous, unpubl, experiment within the interior of these closed-canopy (>80% canopy density) forests revealed that fewer than 2% of all plants flowered and that the incidence of bolting was not increased by fire or simulated fire treatments.
Effects of season of clipping on flowering.--To examine the effects of season of clipping on flowering, 18 1 meter x 7 meters replicate large plots were established within each of two longleaf pine savannas in DeSoto National Forest (at Wolf Branch and at Sandy Creek) and 12 1 m x 7 m replicate large plots were established within each of three forest-edge populations in Holly Springs National Forest. Two of the three populations in north Mississippi were the same as the unburned control plots described above, which were adjacent to the two sites burned in Oct.
Several additional species were found nearby around Chewalla Lake in Holly Springs National Forest, including the damselflies Argia fumipennis, A.
Way up north, beginning at Oxford and reaching to within a shadow of the Tennessee line, lies the evergreen Holly Springs National Forest. Dating from August 30, 1933, this forest--like several of the others--is the result of planting done by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression.
House (and a brief stint in the Senate) and secured the Holly Springs National Forest, as well as other lands in Mississippi.
This portion of our journey led us to the tree-lined Highway 78, evidence that we had entered the Holly Springs National Forest. We followed the sign beside Potts Camp Baptist Church, directing us to Bethlehem.