Clark Creek Natural Area, Woodville

4.8
#20 of 38 in Parks in Mississippi
Clark Creek Natural Area is a state park in the U.S. state of Mississippi located off Mississippi Highway 24 approximately west of Woodville. It is more than 700acre in size with approximately 50 waterfalls, some with up to 30ft falls.The park is open for public use year round, but is limited to pedestrian traffic. No motorized vehicles are allowed. Hunting is strictly prohibited. Public restrooms and a drinking fountain can be found at the parking area. No potable water is available on the trails and no camping is permitted on the grounds. Additionally, no ropes may be used for climbing, and regulations require that hikers stay on paths or in creeks.Clark Creek Natural Area is used for outdoor activities such as hiking, bird watching, geocaching, or just enjoying being outdoors.Flora and faunaThe Nature Area has a mix of hardwood and pine forest with large beech and magnolia trees. The park includes the world record Mexican Plum and Bigleaf Snowbell and the state of Mississippi record Hophombeam. Several uncommon trees that can be seen are Southern Sugar Maple, Serviceberry, umbrella tree, pyramid magnolia, Chinquapin oak and witch-hazel. The federally endangered Carolina magnolia vine and many others are well marked.The park includes migratory birds, various snake varieties (both venomous and non-venomous), a rare land snail, white-tail deer, chipmunks, the Southern red belly dace (a state endangered fish), foxes, coyotes, squirrels, armadillos, feral pigs, bobcats, cottontail rabbits and black bear as well as many other species.
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  • This place was wonderful. To be among the foilage, creek, and falls was so relaxing. I am not an active person so I had to break a time or two after reaching just two small falls. You might want to ha...  more »
  • This was an awesome hike! If you're looking for an outdoor activity that is uncharacteristic of the area (waterfalls and hills!)- this is it! It's about a 2.5 drive from New Orleans and worth it. Dogs...  more »
  • This is a beautiful area and the falls make it worth the trip. Our group was 69, 62, 61 and 6. Our goal was to visit the falls on the improved trail, but due to a wrong turn, we ended up on the primit...  more »
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  • This is one of my favorite places ever! For us south Louisiana people that are both blessed and cursed with wide flat terrain, this place of beauty is a wonderful get away. It has beautiful, lush trails spotted with waterfalls and winding creeks. My husband and I love to take the primitive trail. It is not overly long or difficult, but its not too easy either, and since its only two hours away, its our go to day-cation.
  • I love hiking here always so much wildlife. Never any litter and the water is always flowing and clear I've been here multiple times and never been disappointed.
  • The kids loved the hike 8 and 3 years. Waterfalls are worth all the walking
  • A chalanging hike that any one can do. The waterfalls are beautiful and the trails are clearly marked. I come here again and again. Bring your bug spray though. The good stuff. And 4 dolars for the honer box. You can be ticketed by the oark ranger if you dont. Bring your swim suit and bath in the falls. The cold water will restore your soul.
  • Great day hiking! Terrain like nowhere else in 100 miles. Waterfalls and great trails.

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