2008 Highway 82 West
Greenwood, MS 38930
Phone: (662) 453-6565
Fax: (662) 453-6566
The Tombigbee National Forest is situated close to the Tombigbee river from where the forest gets its name. The forest area of 67,005 acres (105 square miles) is spread across five counties. The forest is famous for camping and fishing sites along the serene water look ups. Enthusiasts explore the hiking trails that venture into the forest floor.
Just 17 miles northwest of Jackson, visitors find one of nature's most stunning peculiarities. Registered as a National Natural Landmark in 1966, the Petrified Forest features a 1.5-mile walking trail that takes visitors through this frozen woodland. Along the way, trail guides tell how this phenomenon came into existence. After viewing the trees, guests can stop by the museum to learn more, have a basket lunch in the picnic area or stroll through the gift shop. Open daily 9a onwards.