Natchez Trace State Forest and WMA

Site Directions: Take I-40 to exit 116. Travel south for 1.8 miles to Park Visitor Center. Go north to other areas of the park.

Lat: 35.8193°N Long: -88.2527°W

Hours: daylight hours

Seasonality: year round

Fees: none

Site Description: Primarily pine and deciduous woods comprise the 48,000 acres of Natchez Trace State Park and State Forest.  Some areas are overgrown with kudzu, a highly invasive and difficult pest plant. 

Hiking trails, including overnight trails, are available and pleasant walks for exercise and bird watching.

Wildlife to Watch: Summer birds that can be seen include Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested and Acadian Flycatcher, Scarlet and Summer Tanager, Wood Thrush, Pine, Prairie, and Kentucky Warbler.

In winter, Brown Creepers, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and usually Red-breasted Nuthatch can be found.

Small numbers of ducks can be found on the small ponds in winter. 

NOTE:  Some areas are used for recreational purposes.  Please use these links before visiting the location.

Natchez Trace State Forest

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