Wildlife & Recreation Areas

Look no further than Columbus for exciting outdoor recreational activities. With warm weather and friendly faces, our community allows you to bask in a year-round temperate climate with recreational delight at every corner. Come play and have a boatload of fun!


Black Prairie Wildlife Management Area

Black Prairie is located in Lowndes County and is home to multiple national and regional bird dog field trials and fox hunts. Visit www.mdwfp.com to explore hunts.

744 Fire Tower Road
Crawford, MS
Phone: (662) 272-8303

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Columbus/Lowndes Recreational Parks

The Columbus/Lowndes Recreation Authority provides a variety of quality programs, services and park/recreational facilities for baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, and football. Also provided is a skateboard park, disc golf, water spray park and a bark park for dogs. Visit www.clra.net/parks and see Columbus/Lowndes Recreation Authority’s list of parks below:

2535 Main Street and Martin Luther King Drive

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Dewayne Hayes Recreation Area & Campground

Located immediately next to Columbus Lake on the Tenn-Tom Waterway, the Dewayne Hayes Recreation Area & Campground has 100 sites with electric and water hookups and 10 primitive sites. The campground provides convenient access to the waterway and there is ample opportunity for fishing, boating, or spending the day hiking and sightseeing along the banks of the river. Kids will love the day-use Spray Park.

7934 Barton Ferry Road

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Tenn-Tom Transportation Museum

The Tenn-Tom Waterway Transportation Museum highlights the uniqueness of the Waterway with its extensive lock and dam system, and incorporates artifacts from rail and highway transportation. Visitors to the museum include tourists, school groups, researchers, citizens and their families, along with civic and cultural groups.

318 Seventh Street North
Columbus, MS 39701

Phone: (662) 328-3286

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