Located in the Mississippi Delta region in the deep south, The Delta National Forest is a unique and fascinating natural area managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Spanning approximately 60,000 acres, it is the only bottomland hardwood forest in the National Forest System and offers fantastic recreational opportunities.

The Delta National Forest has 19 multi-use trails, ranging in length and difficulty. These trails are .75 to 4.5 miles long and weave through wooded and open environments. They traverse lowlands, waterways, and reservoirs. Visitors can also participate in hunting, fishing, bird watching, and wildlife viewing in the forest. For avid birdwatchers, you’ll want to head to the Delta National Forest in the spring and fall, as the park is a stopover for many migratory birds.

Before you start filling your itinerary in the Mississippi Delta region, you’ll want to secure your lodging, and our Vicksburg bed and breakfast is a lovely destination. Our prime location makes it an ideal base camp for exploring all that Vicksburg has to offer. Situated in a quiet, historic neighborhood, the bed and breakfast is just a short distance from the city’s top attractions. Start planning your next adventure and make your reservation at Oak Hall today!

 

Delta National Forest for hikes near our Vicksburg Bed and Breakfast, group of friends relaxing together outside

Delta National Forest & More Hikes Near Vicksburg

The Mississippi Delta region offers a unique outdoor experience with its lush bottomland hardwood forests, winding bayous, and rich biodiversity. Hikers can explore scenic trails that meander through diverse ecosystems, providing opportunities to spot wildlife such as white-tailed deer, migratory birds, and even the occasional alligator.

  1. Delta National Forest: This nature area is a hidden gem in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, offering visitors a chance to experience the unique beauty and biodiversity of a bottomland hardwood forest. Whether you’re interested in outdoor recreation, wildlife viewing, or simply enjoying the serenity of nature, the Delta National Forest is a destination worth exploring.
  2. Vicksburg National Military Park: There are many ways to explore this historical landmark, but for those seeking a challenging hike during their stay, the Al Scheller Trail takes you off the paved path at the military park and into woods leading to the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.
  3. Riverfront Park Walking Path: This half-mile walking path in downtown Vicksburg offers a leisurely stroll along the stunning riverfront. Continue to the Riverfront Mural Promenade to view more than 30 colorful and impressive large-scale works of art.
  4. Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge: Established in 1980 to preserve one of the largest privately owned tracts of bottomland hardwoods remaining in the Mississippi Delta. This wildlife refuge is home to more than 400 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish species.
  5. Homochitto National Forest: Spanning nearly 200,000 acres, this forest offers a diverse landscape featuring rolling hills, dense hardwood forests, and sparkling streams. It’s an excellent destination for hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting.
  6. Mississippi Petrified Forest: The wide and accessible walking trail at this landmark is a leisurely half-mile walk among these ancient logs—the trail weaves by these fascinating petrified specimens. Follow the plaques with interesting tidbits of history and information on the flora and fauna.

Delta National Forest is a great place to hike near our Vicksburg Bed and Breakfast, pictured here

Book our Vicksburg Bed and Breakfast this Summer

Our bed and breakfast is the premier place to stay in Vicksburg for couples or solo travelers seeking a blend of historic charm and modern luxury. Housed in a beautifully restored 1910 mansion, Oak Hall offers guests an immersive experience in a rich history and grand architecture setting. The elegant stained glass windows, spacious porches, and intricate woodwork provide a glimpse into Vicksburg’s past while delivering all the comforts of contemporary living.

Each of our six spacious guest rooms offers the perfect place to reset and relax, especially after exploring the trails at Delta National Forest or the other hikes in the area. Sink into big, comfortable beds, relax in cozy seating areas, and enjoy pristine en suite bathrooms. You’ll wake refreshed and ready to take on another day full of adventure!

One of the first things you’ll notice as you arrive at our Vicksburg bed and breakfast is our dedicated innkeepers. They are here to ensure each guest’s stay is exceptional, offering personalized recommendations for local attractions and dining options and ensuring that every aspect of your visit is tailored to your preferences. We can’t wait to host you at Oak Hall; book your summer lodging today!