Homochitto National Forest


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Homochitto National Forest

Address:1200 Hwy 184 E
Meadville, MS 39653

Phone:601-384-5876
Fax:601-384-2172
Web: www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/mississippi/homochitto
Size: 189,000 acres.
Location:Southwestern Mississippi. Accessible by US 98 and 84; MS 28, 33, 550, 551, and 563. Nearby cities/towns include Brookhaven, Gloster, Meadville, and Natchez.
Facilities:Campground, dispersed camping, picnic sites, trails, scenic drive, playground.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding.
Special Features:Popular hunting area, rich with turkey and deer; 12-acre Clear Spring Lake; sandy beach and a manicured grass area.

See other parks in Mississippi.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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A public-private consortium on Friday announced a proposal for a 200-room lodge, 1,000-person conference center and related amenities on 150 acres in the Homochitto National Forest near Lake Okhissa in southwest Mississippi.
In southern and southwestern Mississippi, ample places are available for trail rides, including the Longleaf Trace in Jefferson Davis County around Bassfield, the Natchez Trace Parkway below Jackson, and the Homochitto National Forest at Brushy Creek Guest Ranch in Gloster.
Dee and Moore had been picked up while hitchhiking on May 2, 1964 in Meadville, Mississippi and driven into the Homochitto National Forest by five members of the Ku Klux Klan's White Knights.
Homochitto National Forest. Just two hours north of New Orleans, Homochitto encompasses nearly 200,000 acres of rolling hills with four recreation areas.
"I go out of my way to avoid being seen," said Shane Steinkamp, 40, a New Orleans software engineer who hikes in Mississippi's Homochitto national forest.
His first land acquisition on August 1, 1933, became what is now the 192,000-acre Homochitto National Forest. Spread over portions of seven southwestern counties with the ranger station housed at Meadville, this forest is still considered the "prize" it was 72 years ago.
Accompanying text by Marlo Kirkpatrick serves to explain and identify each of the memorable scenes portrayed in her husband's work, from the 1905-built Byram swinging bridge to a blooming strawberry bush in the Homochitto National Forest. In their purest form, these photographs are the indelible impressions of the state that burn in Mississippians' memories.
North of this location the practically pristine Homochitto River has given its name to the Homochitto National Forest, which has its headquarters at historic Meadville.