Located in Southwest Mississippi, 189,000 acres of land are managed for a multitude of activities. The Homochitto National Forest, the first of Mississippi’s six national forests, established in 1936, was named after the Homochitto River. Homochitto, meaning “big red”, is the local Indian name for the river. Homochitto National Forest is rich in wildlife, offering deer, turkey and small game hunting, including 2 Wildlife Management Areas-Caston Creek & Sandy Creek. Four recreation areas make for plenty camping sites, hiking trails, a nationally recognized mountain bike trail, a horse trail, fishing, boating, swimming and wildlife-viewing. We invite you to check out our website, then come on down and visit Southwest Mississippi’s best kept secret. For more information, see http://www.fs.usda.gov/mississippi/