Wildlife & Parks

Wildlife & Parks

Spectacular natural scenery flourishes every season in our part of the world. A year-round temperate climate makes Starkville an excellent destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Offering visitors a national wildlife refuge for hunting picnicking, bird-watching and hiking as well as plentiful lakes for fishing.

Those who have discovered the 48,000-acre Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, located 13 miles south of Starkville, know that it is an outdoor paradise. A place where America's symbol of freedom, the bald eagle, as well as alligators, red-cockaded woodpeckers, bobcats and wild turkeys call home. If you're looking for a favorite hunting or fishing spot, the refuge is a perfect choice. Birdwatchers, hikers and photographers can enjoy numerous nature trails and observation points there as well.

Nearby Starkville are the John W. Starr Memorial Forest, a 8200-acre natural woodlands park, and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, offering 1,000 miles of shoreline and 110,000 acres of land and water for fishing, boating, skiing, camping, hiking, and swimming.

Starkville has a well-rounded Parks and Recreation Department which maintains seven public parks within the city limits. Facilities include two swimming pools, tennis courts, baseball, softball and soccer fields and play areas & equipment for small children as well as an in-line hockey rink. 662.323.2294

More information can be found at: www.starkvilleparks.com