The Clark Creek Natural Area in southwestern Mississippi is one of the Magnolia State’s most beautiful outdoor treasures. Comprising more than 700 acres, it is highlighted by some 50 waterfalls, ranging in size 10 to more than 30 feet in height. The creation and protection of this fabulous area came about in 1978.

Steeply sloping loess bluff hills host a mixed hardwood and pine forest dominated by beech and magnolias. Uncommon trees found in the area are Southern sugar maple, serviceberry, umbrella tree, pyramid magnolia, chinquapin oak, big leaf snowball, silverbell, and witch-hazel.

Here, visitors discover a variety of colorful migrating and resident birds; invertebrates; poisonous snakes; a rare land snail; the Federally endangered Carolina magnolia vine; and the State endangered fish, the Southern redbelly face. The forest track provides excellent habitat for another threatened species in Mississippi – – the black bear.


Clark Creek Natural Area
366 Ft Adams Pond Rd, Woodville, MS 39669, United States



Daily from 6:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


A day use entry fee of $2.00 per person is charged for use of the park. Five years of age and under are free.

Contact Details

Phone: (601) 888-6040

Official Website: Clark Creek Natural Area


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Clark Creek Natural Area:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


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