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Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway National Park

13 Activites Phone: (662)-327-2142 Distance: 6.72 miles

The Tenn-Tom Waterway is an outdoor enthusiasts' paradise. From picnicking to fishing to camping, the Tenn-Tom has it all. The river section of the waterway stretches from Demopolis, Alabama north to Amory, Mississippi and encompasses 149 miles and four locks and dams. The Canal Section of the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway stretches North from Amory, Mississippi to Jamie L. Whitten Lock and Dam n...

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Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway - Columbus National Park

14 Activites Phone: (662)-327-2142 Email: WebMaster-SAM@usace.army.mil Distance: 7.70 miles

The Tenn-Tom Waterway is an outdoor enthusiasts' paradise with outstanding opportunities for camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, and hunting. The Waterway begins at Gainesville, Alabama and extends over 200 miles into northeast Mississippi where it connects to the Tennessee River. It includes 10 lock and dams, Gainesville Lake, Aliceville Lake, Columbus Lake, Aberdeen Lake, a 46 mile Canal Se...

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Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (662)-323-5548 Email: noxubee@fws.gov Distance: 22.42 miles

Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge is located in three counties (Noxubee, Oktibbeha, and Winston) and was originally created from lands obtained through the 1930's Resettlement Administration. With additional land acquisitions through the years, Noxubee now consists of 48,000 acres. Approximately 44,500 acres of the refuge is bottomland and upland forest. These forest lands are occupied by a variet...

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Natchez Trace Parkway

Rank: 8 9 Activites Phone: (800)-305-7417 Email: natr_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 46.79 miles

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history. Used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," settlers, and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history. Today, visitors can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.

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Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail Park

2 Activites Phone: (662)-680-4014 Email: natr_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 46.79 miles

The 450-mile foot trail that became known as the Natchez Trace was the lifeline through the Old Southwest. You can experience portions of that journey the way earlier travelers did - on foot. Today there are five separate trails totaling over 60 miles and they are administered by the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site

2 Activites Phone: (800)-305-7417 Email: natr_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 59.23 miles

The Confederate victory at Brices Cross Roads was a significant victory for Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest, but its long term effect on the war proved costly for the Confederates. Brices Cross Roads is an excellent example of winning the battle, but losing the war.

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Tupelo National Battlefield Park

Phone: (800)-305-7417 Email: natr_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 59.23 miles

In July, 1864, Union forces, including men from the United States Colored Troops, marched into Tupelo, Mississippi. Disorganized Confederate soldiers fought fiercely but could not overpower the federal troops. Neither side could claim a clear victory, but Union troops had succeeded in their main goal: keeping the Confederates away from Union railroads in Tennessee.

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Okatibbee Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (601)-626-8431 Distance: 67.71 miles

Okatibbee Lake is an 11,000-acre multi-purpose project. The Corps of Engineers maintains one full service campground; four day use parks with three designated swimming areas and four boat ramps. Also, Okatibbee Lake offers excellent hunting opportunities. Presently there are 6,900 acres of land and flooded woodlands leased to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks for hunti...

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Great River Road - Mississippi National Park

Distance: 70.84 miles

A journey along the Great River Road opens the door to Mississippi's history. Often referred to as "Blues Alley," Highway 61 takes you south from Memphis into the Mississippi Delta. Here, centuries of Mississippi River floods have created some of the world's richest farmland. Depending on the time of the year, you'll see cotton, rice, and soybeans being planted, grown, or harvested along the way....

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Black Warrior And Tombigbee Lakes National Park

10 Activites Phone: (334)-289-3540 Distance: 71.42 miles

The Black Warrior & Tombigbee Lakes (BW&T) consist of six lakes (Demopolis, Coffeeville, Warrior, Oliver, Holt and Bankhead) with a combined total length of 457 miles and 39,800 surface acres of water. There are boat launching ramps at nearly all the Corps public recreation areas. There are three privately owned marinas that provide fuel, boat repair, supplies, rentals and meet other boater needs....

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Grenada Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (662)-226-5911 Distance: 78.66 miles

Grenada Lake, MS, on the Yalobusha and Skuna Rivers, is home to the "Thunder on Water" festival held annually in June. A visitor center, fitness trail and tennis courts are just some of the recreation opportunities located on the lake in addition to camping, boating and picnicking facilities. Civil War redoubts are located on Grenada Lake project lands and Civil War reenactments take place here.

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Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (256)-848-7085 Email: cahabariver@fws.gov Distance: 85.44 miles

Cahaba River NWR is one of nation's newest National Wildlife Refuges, the 540th in fact. Established September 25, 2002 for the purpose of protecting and managing a unique section of the Cahaba River and land adjacent to it. Cahaba River NWR is home to five federally listed species including the Cahaba shiner, goldline darter, round rocksnail, and cylindrical lioplax snail. Currently, the Refug...

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Sipsey Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 87.29 miles

The Sipsey Wilderness now contains a total of 24,922 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Alabama. In 1975 the Sipsey Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasin...

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Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (256)-353-7243 Email: wheeler@fws.gov Distance: 87.95 miles

Watercress Darter NWR, near Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama, was established by the Service in 1980 to provide protection for the endangered watercress darter. Although the Refuge is only about 23 acres of ponds, mixed pine-hardwood forest, and a residence, it contains Thomas Spring, the original quarter acre pond where the species was described. A second pond was constructed on the Refuge i...

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Enid Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (662)-563-4571 Distance: 92.09 miles

Enid Lake, MS, on the Yocona River, is known for its family camping facilities. Located in the Hills Region of Mississippi on Interstate-55 just 56 miles south of Memphis, TN, the lake offers an accessible fishing pier below the dam and an equestrian trail.

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Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (662)-226-8286 Email: robert_barkley@fws.gov Distance: 96.79 miles

The Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1990 and consists of 4,083 acres in Grenada and Tallahatchie Counties. Topography is relatively flat and land has been subject to extensive clearing and drainage. Upon acquisition the refuge lands consited mostly of agricultural fields. Since then, nearly 1,300 acres have been reforested. The unit's largest continuous tract is a patchw...

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Morgan Brake National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (662)-235-4989 Email: yazoo@fws.gov Distance: 99.31 miles

Welcome to Morgan Brake National Wildlife Refuge ...one of seven refuges in the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. In addition to the typical bottomland habitats of the Mississippi Delta, Morgan Brake National Wildlife Refuge includes a unique mile of north-facing loess bluffs on the east side of the refuge. This rare habitat with its unique floral assembly, has been desc...

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Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (256)-353-7243 Email: wheeler@fws.gov Distance: 100.60 miles

Key Cave NWR, about 5 miles southwest of Florence, Alabama, was established in 1997 to ensure the biological integrity of Key Cave, Collier Cave, and the aquifer common to both. Key Cave has been designated as critical habitat for the endangered Alabama cavefish (Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni) and as a priority one maternity cave for the endangered gray bat (Myotis grisescens). Collier Cave, located ...

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Sardis Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (662)-563-4531 Distance: 100.79 miles

Sardis Lake, MS, on the Tallahatchie River, is known for its sand beaches and fishing opportunities. A State Park with swimming pool, recreation hall, cabins and a golf course is located at Sardis Lake.

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Wilson Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (256)-386-2560 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 102.52 miles

Wilson Dam is the only neoclassical-style dam in the TVA system, integrating themes of ancient Roman and Greek architecture into the modern structure. The construction of Wilson began in 1918, a year after the United States entered World War I. The federal government built two nitrate plants at Muscle Shoals for the making of explosives, and Wilson Dam was constructed to supply the electricity nee...

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Bear Creek Watershed Lakes National Park

10 Activites Phone: (256)-386-2560 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 102.52 miles

Bear Creek is one of four dams - the others are Upper Bear Creek, Little Bear Creek, and Cedar Creek - that provide flood control, recreational opportunities, and water supply in northwest Alabama. The Bear Creek area is popular for all kinds of boating, including canoeing and kayaking. The Bear Creek Floatway, which flows into Bear Creek Reservoir, is a popular spot for teaching first-timers t...

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Pickwick Lake National Park

7 Activites Phone: (256)-386-2560 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 102.52 miles

Pickwick Landing Dam is a significant producer of hydroelectric power. It provides a flat pool of water that extends eastward to Wilson Dam in Alabama and covers a portion of the treacherous Muscle Shoals, which once hampered navigation on the Tennessee River. Pickwick Reservoir has excellent sportfishing areas, including the Wilson Dam tailwater at the upper end of the reservoir, noted for re...

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Wheeler Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (256)-386-2560 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 102.52 miles

Wheeler Reservoir is one of nine reservoirs that create a stairway of navigable water on the Tennessee River from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Paducah, Kentucky. Along with the downstream Wilson and Pickwick Reservoirs, Wheeler helped cover the Muscle Shoals, the rock formations that had blocked navigation on the Tennessee River. Today, Wheeler Reservoir is a major recreation and tourist center, at...

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Mathews Brake National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (662)-235-4989 Email: yazoo@fws.gov Distance: 102.74 miles

Mathews Brake National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 2,418 acres in west-central Mississippi. Established in 1980, the refuge is one of seven national wildlife refuges in the Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The primary habitat feature is Mathews Brake, the largest brake in Leflore County. Each winter the brake provides habitat for over 30,000 ducks. Neotropical migratory ...

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Coldwater River National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (662)-226-8286 Email: yazoo@fws.gov Distance: 105.64 miles

The Coldwater National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwest Mississippi, 4 ý miles south of the town of Crowder. Established in 2000, this small refuge consists of 2,069 acres within an acquisition boundary of 16,000 acres. The centerpiece of the refuge is 25 old catfish ponds ranging in size from 9 to 21 acres and totaling 495 acres. These ponds are intensively managed for migrating water...

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