Bureau of Land Management National Park Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Forest Service

Black Creek, Mississippi

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Managing Agency:

U.S. Forest Service, DeSoto National Forest


Designated Reach:

October 30, 1986. The segment from Fairley Bridge Landing upstream to Moody's Landing.


Classification/Mileage:

Scenic — 21.0 miles; Total — 21.0 miles.

Black Creek

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Black Creek (U.S. Forest Service)

Photo Credit: DeSoto National Forest

Black Creek

This scenic southern river features deep, black water, colorful vertical bluffs and contrasting white sand bars as it follows a meandering course through Mississippi's coastal plain. Plants flourish and wildlife abounds. Trees and flowering shrubs overhang the banks. Wood ducks and otters are often seen by those visiting the stream. The river and area provide a variety of opportunities for backpacking and fishing and six launch points provide for canoeing. Primitive camping is allowed all along the stream within the National Forest, and a number of trails can be accessed near the river.