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EXPLORE STONE COUNTY, MS!

Explore our calendar below and make plans to visit Stone County!

Additionally, check out the information on how to schedule your tour of a local goat farm or a working dairy.  Discover trails and hiking or driving tours so you can explore our longleaf pine forests and its' inhabitants.

When it's time to eat, pick a restaurant from our list of local favorites.  And when you're ready to rest for the night, check out our motels or sites for campers and RVs.

You're sure to enjoy a visit to Stone County!

Agri-Tours

Agri-Tours

FARM TOURs

G & M Goat Farm  |

Visit a certified Mississippi goat farm that has been in operation for over 100 years.  Tour groups of all ages are welcome.  Sample goat products, observe the milking process, learn how to prepare goat meat and meet some of the animals.

Contact:
Gloria Morris   601-928-4020
1509 New Hope Road
Wiggins, MS 39577
www.goatlady.com

 

Country Girl's Creamery  |

A locally owned working farm and dairy featuring fresh pasteurized milk and milk products from grass fed Jersey cows.  Schedule a tour Monday through Friday by calling ahead.  Arrange to wax cheese and/or include a picnic lunch made from the dairy’s products.

Contact:    
601-606-1762
203 Sammy Jo Road
Lumberton, MS 39455
www.countrygirlscreamery.com


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Eco-Tours

Eco-Tours

HIKING TOURS

Sweetbay Bogs Preserve  |

This is a rare example of a hillside seepage bog that provides a habitat for many rare plant and animal species.  This bog is a crucial part of the vanishing longleaf pine ecosystem.
Tours available by appointment only.

Contact:    
The Nature Conservancy South Mississippi Conservation Program
Director of Forest Programs
228-591-1116

 

Tuxachanie Trail  |

From Hwy 49, turn east on E. McHenry Road go 4.1 miles and turn south on CityBridge Rd.  Go 1.1 miles parking area is on the left.  14 miles out and back trail in the DeSoto National Forest that features longleaf pines, bottomland hardwoods, ponds, Tuxachanie Creek, Airey Lake and birding.


DRIVING TOURS

Stone County Eco Driving Tour


From Hwy 49, head east on Hwy 26 for 16 miles to where it intersects with Hwy 15, Buttercup Flats is on the north side of Hwy 26. It’s a large rather open area that is home to an impressive array of pitcher plants and other unique herbaceous vegetation including Toothache Grass, Hatpin Grass, Slash Pine and various lifecycle stages of Longleaf Pine.

Turn north on Melton Hatten Road and travel ½ mile to find a walk-in trail to Buttercup Flats.

(Sidebar: Continue east on Hwy 26 for 5 miles to a bridge crossing Black Creek.  Turn north before crossing bridge to reach a parking area with access to the creek.  Black Creek is part of the US Wild and Scenic River System.)

From Hwy 26, turn south on Hwy 15 at approximately 6 miles you will be driving parallel to Bluff Creek.  Continue south on Hwy 15 for 3 miles, here you will cross Red Creek and be in an area known as Ramsey Springs.  At one time the mineral springs found here were known to be curative, a large hotel was located nearby for the visiting guests.  A 56-acre parcel of land on river right-of-way upstream of the MS 15 highway bridge is now owned by the State of Mississippi, managed by the Stone County Board of Supervisors and the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain (LTMCP).  The ramp and access to the creek from the property is on the south side of the creek.

Continue south on Hwy 15 approximately 2.25 miles and turn west on Wire Road.  For approximately 6 miles you’ll be driving through Longleaf, Slash and Loblolly Pine forests under the care of the US Forest Service all part of De Soto National Forest.  The 90,000 acre Red Creek Wildlife Management Area is located along this stretch of Wire Road.  Beginning on Wire Road at Roy O'Neal Road, the Old Wire Road Trail, a biking and walking pathway, runs parallel to Wire Road East and follows the historic Old Wire Road, the 1846 telegraph line that connected the Gulf Coast with New York.

Travel west on Wire Road to City Bridge Road and turn north.  About 2 miles north on City Bridge Road you will cross Red Creek.  This is a favorite recreational area for locals, has a concrete boat ramp and is called City Bridge Landing.

As you continue going north on City Bridge Road after crossing Red Creek you will be travelling parallel to Bridge Creek to the west for about 1.5 miles.

Keep going north on City Bridge Road, at King Bee Road you’ll find the Big Level Grocery Store, an integral part of the community for years and a great place for a sandwich and conversation.

Go another 2 miles and you will reach Hwy 26.  At this intersection you can see what was once the Big Level High School.

At Hwy 26 turn west and head back to Wiggins.

 

East McHenry Road Tour


Head south on Hwy 49.  At East McHenry Road turn east and go about 4.25 miles and turn south on City Road.  The Tuxachanie Trail is about a mile south off City Road.

Staying east on East McHenry Road for approximately 6 miles you will be in a protected habitat area for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker.  Additionally, you will pass the De Soto National Forest Bethel ATV Trails. Another 3 miles will bring you to Hwy 15.  Turn north and continue to Wire Road or Hwy 26 to return to Wiggins.


WATER TOURS

Red Creek

 

This state scenic stream gets its name from the naturally occurring tannins that give the water its reddish tinge.

There are 4 distinct float trips in Stone County:

  1. Clay Shelves Segment – 9.7 miles between Hwy 26 and Hwy 49
  2. Railroad Trestle Segment – 6.2 miles between Hwy 49 and City Bridge
  3. Red Bluff Segment – 9.6 miles between City Bridge and Cable Bridge
  4. Natural Springs Segment – 4.4 miles between Cable Bridge and Hwy 15

On your float, make note of the various species of wildlife including, deer, squirrels, raccoons, turkey, rabbits, bobtail quail, and numerous species of fish.

You’ll also see longleaf, slash, loblolly and shortleaf pines, oaks, ums, yaupon, wax myrtles, sumac and other types of vegetation.

Outfitter Contact:

Red & Black Kayak
601-528-4777

 

Flint Creek Water Park

 

Overview

The park features a 650 acre lake with 13 miles of shoreline that is fully stocked for excellent fishing.  Hike the nature trails fragrant with wild flowers and observe wild turkey, deer, ducks, and other waterfowl throughout the year. The park also has 152 camping spurs, 34 vacation cabins, and 12 camp houses.

Location & Attractions

Flint Creek Water Park, located on Highway 29 in Wiggins, Mississippi, is considered one of the top water parks in the state. While the park does feature its Splash of Fun Water Park, what one might typically associate with the term “water park,” Flint Creek offers everything from camping and hiking to boating and fishing. The park is comprised of 1900 total acres and features a 650-acre lake. Just 35 miles north of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and accessible via Highway 49, Flint Creek Water Park is an excellent destination for casual outdoor activities in South Mississippi.

Camping

Experiencing all Flint Creek has to offer is affordable for the whole family. Day-use fees are only $3.04 for adults and $2.10 for children ages 2 to 12, but if you need a few days to take it all in, there are several ways to stay overnight on our campgrounds.

Whether you are used to the comfort and ease of your own RV, or you enjoy tent camping under the stars, Flint Creek Water Park has the perfect location. The park maintains 127 class-A campsites, 40 primitive campsites, 131 RV hookups, 34 cabins, and 12 camp houses. Camp sites are available inland or on the waterfront, where campers can and access the lake to swim from their own beaches. Other activities for campers apart from water activities include hiking the nature trail or taking advantage of our picnic area, equipped with barbecue grills and picnic tables.

"Our annual family reunion was held at Flint Creek again this year. We had a great time. The cabin was very clean and the view was great!" - Jenni Brown

Boat Launch/Lake Privileges

The 650-acre lake, which boasts 13 miles of shoreline, is stocked with large-mouth bass, bream, crappie and catfish, and offers excellent fishing 24-hours a day. The lake is also a favorite for boating, water skiing, jet-skiing, and swimming. For a simple and convenient way to experience the lake, we also offer aluminum boats for rental.

Splash of Fun Water Park

Splash of Fun Water Park has water slides, a swimming pool, lazy-river tubing, and a putt-putt golf course and can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Group rates, season passes, weekend passes, and holiday passes are available in addition to day passes, making visiting and experiencing the water park fun and affordable. The Splash Park is also available to rent for events like birthday parties, wedding receptions, and church groups.

Other Amenities and Events

In addition to beautiful campgrounds and the Splash of Fun Water Park, Flint Creek also has two private pavilions and an enclosed lodge hall.
Every July 4, the water park holds its annual Fireworks Display, and an annual Haunted Forest is held the Saturday before Halloween, opening at dusk.

The business district of Wiggins lies only two miles outside Flint Creek's entrance gate, making quick trips out of the water park to pick up supplies or forgotten items accessible to our visitors. Grocery stores, specialty shops, fuel, a hospital, golf course, bait and fishing supplies, and restaurants are just a short drive away.

"Flint creek is the best. Cabins were clean. Always a fun time at the Waterpark. We had our 2nd annual family reunion here it was totally awesome." - Shirley Ladner

Contact:

601-928-3051
1216 Parkway Dr
Wiggins, MS 39577

 

Places Nearby

Black Creek

 

This state designated National Wild & Scenic River offers a variety of opportunities for backpacking, fishing, and six launch points provide for canoeing. Primitive camping is allowed all along the stream within the National Forest, a number of trails can be accessed near the river.

Black Creek Wilderness

The Black Creek Wilderness, a 5,052-acre area located within the De Soto National Forest, is Mississippi's largest wilderness. Black Creek Wilderness offers backpacking, hiking, camping, canoeing, and fishing. Six launch points provide varying distance options for canoers and kayakers, and primitive camping is allowed all along the stream within the National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service maintains landings and hiking trails on Black Creek, and many of the trails can be accessed near the river, making the Black Creek Wilderness an excellent destination for the true outdoor adventurers in South Mississippi.

Black Creek Scenic River and Float

The Black Creek, a tributary of the Pascagoula River, runs through the middle of the wilderness, and is Mississippi's only river with the National Wild and Scenic River designation. A whole 21 miles, from Moody’s Landing to Fairley Bridge, are classified as scenic. The Black Creek is named for the water’s deep caramel color, attributed to tannic acid from decaying leaves of the trees bordering the water.

The Black Creek ranges in width from 20 to 100 feet and from a few inches to 20 feet deep. You may want to float the meandering creek, (free floating time averages about one mile per hour, depending on the season and rainfall) or leisurely paddle your canoe. The 5- to 20-foot banks offer plenty of white sandbars suitable for camping or a picnic, so floaters and paddlers can easily turn their trip into an overnight adventure. There are canoe rentals available in the area, a great option for those who may not have their own boats or for those who need a ride to their put-in and pick-up locations.

Cypress Creek Landing

Cypress Creek Landing is a favorite destination among Black Creek visitors. Outfitted with a boat ramp and picnic areas, Cypress Creek is a great place for canoeing, tubing, kayaking, fishing, and picnicking along the Black Creek. A beach and rope swing make Cypress Creek an excellent swimming location. The area features primitive camp sites with bath houses located in the center of the campground. Many of the sites are located along the water, but there are inland sites as well.

Black Creek Wilderness Hiking Trail

One of the finest trails in the Southeast, this 41-mile federally designated wilderness hiking trail takes you through stunning landscapes alongside the Black Creek. One of Mississippi's longest and most challenging trails, about 10 of those 41 miles are located within the wilderness. The Black Creek Trail continues from Fairley Bridge Landing to Big Creek Landing, climbing over rolling hills and down through the flat land of the Black Creek flood plain. The Black Creek National Recreation Trail is open only to foot traffic, preserving the hidden beauty of the piney woods and making it a beautiful destination for both day-hikers and backpackers alike.

"Lovely trail, hiked the first 10 miles starting at the Big Creek Landing Recreation Area in late October 2014. It's wide, well maintained and has plenty of stream crossings to replenish water, be sure to have some method of treating your water. For this section a 1 liter (2 quart) bottle and a Steripen Adventurer did the job. The terrain is pretty flat for the most part but there are a few small hills. Easy in that regard." - Richard May

Outfitter contact:

Red Wolf Wilderness Adventures
Canoe rental and teambuilding programs
Shuttles for day and overnight canoe/kayaking trips
601-598-2745
1651 MS 29, Brooklyn, MS 39425
www.redwolfwildernessadventures.com

 

Black Creek Canoe Rental
Canoe rental and shuttle service
601-582-8817
#20 Old Hwy 49 West
Brooklyn, MS 39425
www.blackcreekcanoe.com

 

Explore Dizzy Dean in Stone County

 

  1. In 2007, the Dizzy Dean Welcome Center on Hwy 49, south bound, was officially designated by the State of Mississippi. The Rest Area is appointed with Dizzy Dean memorabilia.
    61208 Hwy 49
  2. Following his baseball and announcing careers Dizzy Dean and his wife lived in Patricia’s hometown, the Bond Community, for 16 years. They built a home they called Deanash. It was later donated to the Baptist Children’s Village to provide services to children in need.
    80 Sellers St.
  3. Dizzy Dean passed away July 17, 1974.  His final resting place is in the Bond Cemetery in the Nash Family plot.
    45 Murrey Ave.
  4. To see additional souvenirs and a display of baseballs visit the local McDonald’s.
    1220 W Central Ave.
  5. In 2000, in honor of Baseball Hall of Fame Great Dizzy Dean, the Wiggins’ Post Office was named the official Dizzy Dean Post Office by the United States Congress. It is decorated with photos, murals and references to Dizzy Dean.
    125 W Border Ave.
  6. The Old Firehouse Museum recognizes Dizzy Dean as one of Stone County’s hometown heroes. There you’ll find photos, newspaper clippings and remembrances of Dizzy Dean from local residents.
    117 First St. N
  7. Dizzy Dean’s favorite beverage at the Wiggins’ Frosty Mug was a pineapple milkshake that can still be ordered there today.
    514 S Magnolia Dr.

Dizzy Dean Welcome Center
61208 Hwy 49
Click here for more information.


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Map Locations

  • Dining



    Best Wok

    1117 Frontage Dr E
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-2102

  • China Inn

    207 Central Avenue W
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-4566

  • Daily Fresh Donuts

    1101 Hall Street
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-528-8636

  • Domino’s Pizza

    1107 Frontage Drive E
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-2727

  • Frosty Mug

    514 S Magnolia Drive
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-3944

  • Las Fajitas Mexican Grill

    620 W Frontage Drive
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-2022

  • Little Caesar’s

    1050 W Frontage Drive
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-5522

  • McAlister’s Deli

    1050 W Frontage Road
    Suite D
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-3880

  • McDonald’s

    1220 Central Avenue W
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-5362

  • Perico’s Mexican Grill

    547 W Frontage Drive
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-528-5101

  • Pizza Hut

    1227 Central Avenue W
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-528-9090

  • Pizza Inn

    530 E Central Avenue
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-9000

  • Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen

    1113 Frontage Drive E
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-5551

  • Sawmill Family Restaurant

    2205 US 49
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-9410

  • Sonic Drive-In

    951 E Frontage Drive
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-5994

  • Stone County Hospital Cafeteria

    1434 E Central Avenue
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-6600

  • Subway

    1580 Industrial Park Road
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-4109

  • Taco Bell

    1911 S Azalea Drive
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-528-9191

  • The Cabin Store

    1125 Parkway Drive
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-528-9520

  • Waffle House

    916 W Frontage Drive
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-528-8678

  • Ward’s

    251 First Street S
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-5947

  • Wendy’s

    1051 E Frontage Drive
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-3900

  • Whistle Stop Café

    127 S Magnolia Drive
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-528-5588

  • Whistle Stop Toc O Leen

    73 Lake Toc O Leen Road
    Lumberton, MS 39455
    601-928-7755


  • Shopping



    Big Level Grocery

    1023 King Bee Road
    Perkinston, MS 39573
    601-928-7621

  • Piggly Wiggly

    Hwy 26 W
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-4540


  • Hotels/Motels



    America’s Best Value Inn

    535 Frontage Drive E
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-1616

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Wiggins

    1121 E Frontage Drive
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-528-5255

  • Southern Inn

    404 E Frontage Drive
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-5422

  • Western Motel

    1525 W Central Avenue
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-7979


  • Campground/RV Parks



    Diamond Lake RV Park

    997 Hwy 49
    Perkinston, MS 39573
    601-928-5253

  • Flint Creek Water Park

    1216 Parkway
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-3051

  • Lake Away RV & Mobile Home Park

    9 Tumbleweed Drive
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    601-928-4086

  • Lake Toc-O-Leen

    45 Toc-O-Leen Rd.
    Lumberton, MS 39455
    601-928-7982

  • Perk Beach RV Park & Campground

    1616 Hwy 49
    Perkinston, MS 39573
    1616 Hwy 49 601-928-9111


  • Outfitters



    Black Creek Canoe Rental

    #20 Old Hwy 49 West
    Brooklyn, MS 39425
    601-582-8817

  • Red Wolf Wilderness Adventures

    1651 MS 29
    Brooklyn, MS 39425
    601-598-2745


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