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points of interest

If you're looking for overnight camping, scenic views, fishing, and more, you can find it all along the Longleaf Trace. Explore all the Trace has below and plan your next outdoor adventure.

Carolyn McRaney Gateway Trailhead
Mile 44  |  Elevation of 328
Lat 31.5975 Long -89.8666
1001 Front Street Prentiss, MS

Restrooms, Parking, Trailhead

Carson Station
Mile 36  |  Elevation of 519
Lat 31.5975 Long -89.7917
742 Old Hwy 42 Carson, MS

Restrooms, Parking, Equestrian, Primitive Camping, Trailhead

Bassfield Station
Mile 32  |  Elevation of 471
Lat 31.4964 Long -89.7441
135 General RE Blount Dr. Bassfield, MS

Restrooms, Parking, Equestrian, Trailhead

Lott Circle 
Mile 25  |  Elevation of 440

Parking, Equestrian

Sumrall Station
Mile 20  |  Elevation of 290
Lat 31.4152 Long -89.5452
71 Railroad Avenue, Sumrall, MS

Restrooms, Parking, Equestrian, Trailhead

Clyde Depot
Mile 10  |  Elevation of 339
Lat 31.3532 Long -89.4524

Restrooms, Parking, Trailhead

Epley Station
Mile 15  |  Elevation of 389
Lat 31.3763 Long -89.5112
1 Epley Rd. Hattiesburg, MS

Restrooms, Parking, Equestrian, Trailhead

Jackson Road Station
Mile 7  |  Elevation of 277
Lat 31.3438 Long -89.3993
77 Jackson Rd. Hattiesburg, MS

Restrooms, Parking, Trailhead

James Lynn Cartlidge Gateway
Mile 3  |  Elevation of 204
Lat 31.3331 Long -89.3319
2895 W. 4th St., Hattiesburg, MS

Administrative Offices, Bike Rental, Logo Shop, Restrooms, Pet Area, Food and Drink, Parking, Trailhead

parks & camping
Carson Station

This is a primitive camp area near mile maker 35 on the Longleaf Trace. There are watering troughs, BBQ grills, and picnic tables at the sites as well as restrooms in proximity to the campground.



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Denbury Beaver Pond

The Denbury Beaver Pond is only accessible by the trail for primitive camping only, located near mile marker 13 between Clyde Station and Epley Depot.  This area consists of 12 +/- acres which will become the ecological and nature focal point on the Longleaf Trace. The final plans for the site include a horse corral, overnight camping, a riding trail around the pond, an amphitheater and outdoor learning center.



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Shady Cove RV Park

Located approximately 10 minutes from the Longleaf Trace Gateway, this local RV Park offers daily, weekly, and monthly rates, including 30 or 50-amp. Other amenities offered are free satellite TV and Wi-Fi at every site, a convenient after-hours registration area, a fully stocked fishing pond with catfish, bass and bream, a laundry facility, restrooms and shower houses, and furnished cabins and studio apartments for rent by the week or month.


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Lake Jeff Davis

Minutes from the portion of the Trace running through Prentiss, Lake Jeff Davis is a 100-acre lake located in Jefferson Davis County, 3 miles South of Prentiss on Hwy 42. 13 campsites are available.  


(601) 792-8225

Highway 42, Prentiss, MS 39474

Kamper Park

Located on a spur off the Longleaf Trace, Kamper Park is home to the Hattiesburg Zoo, tennis courts, baseball fields, and a walking and exercise area. The expansive park features four covered pavilions, playgrounds, and picnic areas and is open dawn to dusk.

(601) 545-4623


Chain Park

Hattiesburg’s Chain Park is located near Downtown Hattiesburg. Encompassing 37 acres, this public space sits along the Leaf River. In 2018, the Longleaf Trace officially extended to Chain Park where visitors can find a family-friendly atmosphere and recreational environment. Features include walking paths, green space, children’s area with playground, and restrooms.

107 S 17th Ave, Hattiesburg, MS 39401


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Paul B. Johnson State Park

Located in the heart of Mississippi's Pine Belt region, approximately 20 minutes from the Longleaf Trace gateway, Paul B. Johnson is the gateway to a natural wonderland marked by majestic long-leaf and loblolly pines, delicate dogwoods, and ancient oaks. A variety of recreational activities and facilities are available including visitor center and game room, picnic tables and grills, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, splash pad, disc golf, swimming, nature trails, and fishing, boating, and water skiing on Geiger Lake, a 225 acre fresh water lake. The park offers 125 RV campsites, 25 primitive tent campsites, 16 cabins, 3 cottages, and a group camp facility.


(601) 582-7721

319 Geiger Lake Road, Hattiesburg MS, 39401

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