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Arkabutla Lake Education and Nature Center Trail (ARK) Trail

The ARK Nature trail is located 10 miles west of Hernando, MS on Highway 304 just west of Fogg Road. Look for signs and parking area on the left just after you cross Panther Creek. The trail is located in a wildlife sanctuary and consists of 2 miles of woodland walking trails already constructed with future plans for a handicap accessible wildlife demonstration trail. The Trail feature interpretive signs listing area wildlife, tree identification markers and has an outdoor amphitheater that can accommodate small groups for outdoor education classes. Trail-goers will enjoy views of Arkabutla Lake, mixed hardwood forests, swamps and open fields planted for wildlife habitat. At the end of the second loop visitors can get a good view of Arkabutla Lake as the trail winds through the hardwood forest alongside the lake.

  • Status of Trail- Open Year Round
  • Length of Trail -2 miles
  • Width of Trail – 8 feet
  • Difficulty Level – Easy. The trail consists of gently rolling hills with little elevation gain.
  • Trail Surface – Natural
  • Designated Trail Use – Hiking, foot travel only – Since this is a designated wildlife sanctuary, no pets are allowed!
  • Trail Hours– 24/7
  • Type of Trail – Park Forest
  • Other Amenities –  The site has a portable toilet located between the two loops
  • GIS Coordinates: 34°49’50.55″ N  90°06’48.95″ W

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