Mississippi's Hernando Point is found along the shores of Arkabutla Lake. Surrounded by rolling foothills, as well as a stretch of the Coldwater River, Hernando Point offers opportunities for swimming, sailing, and fishing among its diverse list of recreational options.
The forested regions that populate the area around Hernando Point are perfect for hikers. Comprised primarily of old growth hickory and oak trees, these areas give visitors on foot several opportunities to view the diverse bits of scenery found in this part of northwestern Mississippi. If you're visiting for the first time, Hernando Point recommends trying the Coldwater River Nature Trail. Coldwater River includes two distinct hiking trails in addition to an interpretive nature trail where guests can enjoy several informative displays and plaques outlining the species of trees and animals most commonly spotted there.
If you'd like something a little less adventurous, there's also the Swinging Bridge Nature Trail, a shorter journey that also provides informative plaques. If you're taking a canine along for a day trip on these trails, make sure they're leashed up throughout your hike. Several refuse bins are provided on these trails as well, so be sure to pick up any messes Fido might drop along the way.
A total of 83 campsites can be found in Hernando Point, all of which come standard with electrical hookups, campfire rings, and picnic tables. Modern restroom facilities and coin-operated showers are offered here as well. If you've got your dog with you, make sure they stay out of the indoor public use areas. State leash laws apply as well, so make sure your canine is restrained throughout your trip.
Any would-be visitors to Hernando Point should be aware that overnight fees are for the campgrounds and its surrounding park areas. Any recreational opportunities found outside of Hernando Point may incur additional fees.