6/1/2018 3:19:10 PM
Governor Phil Bryant has proclaimed June as “Great Outdoors Month”. Mississippians have a tradition of protecting the environment and enjoying the outdoors. Outdoor recreation is an ideal way to exercise and enjoy memorable experiences with family and friends.
Mississippi’s 25 state parks, 8 national park units, 6 national forests, and more attract millions of visitors each year and reflect every facet of our state’s rich natural and cultural history. It is up to all of us to maintain and enhance our legacy of environmental stewardship and enjoyment of the great outdoors.
Visit a state park this summer and enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities including miles of scenic trails, a variety of camping opportunities, and much more.
How to celebrate
National Trails Day
Celebrate trails in their many forms on June 2. Every trail beckons adventure and has a story to share with any person willing to discover it. Find a trail near you at a Mississippi State Park.
Free Fishing Days
In Mississippi, June 2 and 3 are designated as "Free Fishing Days," when any person may sport fish without a license. In addition, daily permits to fish at state fishing lakes and state parks are not required.
National Fishing and Boating Week
This national celebration highlights the importance of boating and fishing in enhancing our quality of life and preserving our state's natural beauty. Take the family out on the water at one of the many state fishing lakes and state park lakes managed by MDWFP.
National Get Outdoors Day
June 9 is National Get Outdoors Day! Pack a picnic and head to your local park or one of Mississippi's 25 state parks for a day of outdoor recreation.