Secluded areas for hunting and camping, meandering streams for canoeing, placid lakes for swimming, boating, and fishing, and tree-lined trails for hiking or horseback riding are found on the six Forests. The recreation areas on the National Forests in Mississippi enable visitors to enjoy fishing, camping, hiking, swimming, and other outdoor activities.
Recreation activities on the Park Service sites in Mississippi is as varied as the sites themselves. They provide opportunities for walking, hiking, viewing historic sites, and picnicking. The Gulf Coast National Seashore offers more opportunities than the other sites, including camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, bird watching, walking, and historical sight-seeing at the forts.