Holly Springs National Forest encompasses a total area of about 155,000 acres of land that is in North-central Mississippi, southeast of Memphis. Some of the metropolis and civic areas near the forest include Tupelo, Holly Springs, New Albany, and Oxford. Several routes can be used to access the forest’s resources including US 72, US 78, MS 7, MS 4, MS 5, MS 6, MS 30, MS 349, MS 355, and MS 3. The forest is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and was established on June 15, 1936.
Holly Springs National Forest is well-known for its historic attractions especially its historic Indian mounds. Other attractions to the forest include over 40 lakes that were initially created to control erosion and floods in the area. One of the notable lakes in this regard is the 260-acre Chewalla Lake. Several other attractions are close but not in the forest, and these include the state-owned Wall Doxey State Park and Upper Sardis Wildlife Management Area.
Besides these attractions, Holly Springs National Forest is a great place to participate in recreational activities like camping, boating, hunting, swimming, fishing, and hiking. There are adequate resources in the park to facilitate these activities including trails, campgrounds, picnic sites, boat ramps, fishing pier, and a playground just to mention a few.
The activities mentioned above can be enjoyed in the company of your dog, but it is important to note that you must always maintain immediate control of your dog and ensure that your pooch is always well-behaved. If your dog poops, and especially in areas where a lot of visitors and other wildlife walk through, it is expected that you should clean up after your dog right away. You are always also expected to keep your dog on a leash or in a secure enclosure. Furthermore, you should avoid restricted areas of the forest.