Claude Bennett State Park is located near Bay Springs. Open year round, it provides great boating, skiing, fishing, swimming and other sports.
Fishing is by far one of the most popular outdoor activities in Mississippi. Mississippi's mild climate promotes a year-round season for the many game fish that thrive here, including more than 175 species of freshwater fish.
Golf is another favorite outdoor recreation. There is a 9 hole regulation golf course just outside the city limits of Bay Springs.
Bay Springs Country Club is a private equity course. with 36 par
and 3.128 yards, and a rating of 34. There are several highly rated 18 hole courses located nearby.
Bay Springs has easy access to many recreational activities. We are within an hour of Philadelphia, MS where you will find two casinos, a resort water park, and frequent concerts. In two hours you can be lying on the beach, enjoying the Gulf of Mexico.
Bay Springs falls within a triangle of major Mississippi cities... Meridian, Jackson and Hattiesburg, all of which offer reservoirs, state parks, national forests, and major gaming, shopping, restaurants, simply great entertainment and recreation!
17,156 acres of Bienville National Forest is in Jasper County, providing public hunting lands and camping. We are known as an excellent area for deer and turkey hunting.
The Tallahala Wildlife Management Area is located nearby at Montrose with 28,120 acres available for hunting, and is managed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. For more information contact 601 692-2776.