Homochitto National Forest


A view near Clear Springs Campground on Homochitto National Forest
Near Clear Springs Campground, Homochitto National Forest
Sign marking Homochitto National Forest

Homochitto National Forest is a 191,839-acre property in southwestern Mississippi. The Forest area was assembled of abandoned farmland in the early 1930's. The area was pretty much clearcut and the soil exhausted. The Civilian Conservation Corps arrived in 1936 and replanted much of the property with loblolly pines, in addition to building roadways and facilities for tourism and recreation.

In 2005 Hurricane Katrina caused extensive damage to Homochitto National Forest and even in 2017, some of the trails and facilities are still closed.

 

Homochitto Ranger District Recreation Areas

Recreation Area Amenities
Brushy Creek Horse Trail Camping, Picnicking, Hiking, Swimming, Fishing
Clear Springs Recreation Area Camping, Picnic area, Hiking, Biking, Swimming, Fishing
Okhissa Lake Recreation Area Parking, Picnicking, Boat Launch, Fishing
Woodman Springs Shooting Range Parking
Mill Branch Trail - CLOSED 4.7 Mile Trail, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Richardson Creek Trail 10 Mile Trail, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Tally's Trail - CLOSED 11.7 Mile Trail, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Pipes Lake - CLOSED Picnicking, Fishing, Boat Launch
 
Photos courtesy of the US Forest Service