Besides Southern charm and comfort food, Mississippi also happens to be a great destination for ATV recreational riding. From the northern border near Memphis to the Gulf Coast cities of Biloxi and Gulfport, there are tons of fun ATV trails in Mississippi.
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Are ATVs Street Legal in Mississippi?
Before you hit these ATV trails in Mississippi, you may be wondering what to expect.
For starters, you do not have to title your ATV in Mississippi, although you can do it for free if you wish to for insurance purposes.
Rules regarding registration and street riding vary by region, so be sure to check with local authorities before taking your ATV out on the local streets.
Best ATV Trails In Mississippi
Now that you know what to expect in Mississippi, let’s talk about the exciting ATV trails in Mississippi where you can kick up some dust.
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Mississippi National Forests
Mississippi has over 2,000 acres of National Forest land that has been set aside for recreation.
In addition to ATV trails, there is camping, fishing, hiking, and more.
These are the ATV trails in Mississippi National Forests. There is a $10 daily fee (per person) to ride these trails; make sure you have cash on hand!
- Little Tiger ATV/Motorcycle Trail – this trail in the Chickasawhay Ranger District has two overlapping loop trails that add up to 12 miles of easy to moderate trail for vehicles up to 48” wide.
- Bethel OHV Trails – Located in the DeSoto District, this area has 43 miles of trails for machines up to 50” wide.
- Rattlesnake Bay OHV Trails – another great option in the DeSoto district. These trails have three loops adding up to 31.6 miles for machines up to 48”.
- Delta Multiple Use Trails – this section has over 20 trails ranging from ¾ miles up to 4 ½ miles in length for vehicles up to 48” wide.
- Chickasaw ATV/Motorcycle Trail – this 12-mile trail is open seasonally to motorcycles and ATVs up to 48” wide.
Mudslangers Offroad Trails
This private ATV park near Woodland Mississippi is great fun for the whole family.
No matter what you drive or your skill level, Mudslangers Off-Road Trails has a trail for you! If you have a snorkel, you can definitely put it to use in some of the mudholes here.
Special events like Thirsty Thursday and live music performances make this a great weekend destination in central Mississippi.
Mudslangers has primitive camping, a wash station, and food concessions.
For more modern services and tourist facilities, the town of Aberdeen is just 35 minutes away, with a few motels, shops and restaurants.
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Burdens Creek ATV Park
You’ll find sand, mud, and a cold creek throughout this 400-acre park.
Burdens Creek ATV Park is open every day of the year, with night riding on Saturdays until midnight. You definitely want to bring your snorkel to this park as the mud is deep and the creeks are wide!
Fun events like the annual Fall Blowout draw crowds from all over, with races and live music.
At the end of the day, hot showers and hot food await you. Primitive camping is available for just $5 a day.
The park always seems to be expanding and improving, so check their website for camping updates!
The Central Mississippi town of Collins is just ten minutes away, so you can enjoy a warm bed and a hot meal after a long day at the trails.
For even more things to do, Hattiesburg is just 30 minutes away, with dozens of hotel options and plenty of campgrounds along the route.
BMB Offroad Park
Over 700 acres of trails are waiting at this privately-owned Northeastern Mississippi OHV Park.
Although BMB Offroad Park is only open on select weekends and special occasions, they have a great calendar of fun events like Mud Fest, Summer Jam, Foam Parties, and fundraisers.
The property has a swamp, hill climbs, ponds, and mud holes, with over 60 trails ranging from beginner-friendly to experienced drivers only. BMB stands for Barnyard Mud Boggers, so you know you’re going to get muddy out here!
Primitive camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis, but remember this is a “dry” park; there is no alcohol allowed on the property.
The small town of Fulton and Interstate 22 is just ten minutes away, while Tupelo is just 30 minutes away.
This entire region is full of fun recreational opportunities like boating and fishing, not to mention some of the muddiest ATV trails in Mississippi!
Rednecks ATV Park & Campground
One of central Mississippi’s newer ATV parks, Rednecks ATV Park is all about getting muddy! Opened in 2019, this park has over 600 acres of trails to explore and a super-friendly staff ready to assist with whatever you need.
Lots of mud holes, but most offer alternate routes if you’re just looking for a casual ride.
They are always adding new trails, so keep checking back to see what’s new. Lots of exciting projects in the works.
Rednecks has RV hookups so you can make a weekend of your trip. The park is located just a few minutes from the small town of Little Rock, Mississippi.
The larger town of Meridian is just 30 minutes away, where you can stock up on supplies, or find a hotel to spend a night after a day on the trails.
While you’re in the area, be sure to check out some of the parks along Okatibbe Lake near Collinsville.
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For some of the best ATV trails in Southeast Mississippi, look no further than Redcreek Offroad park. Redcreek Offroad is a complete destination, with more than just a few ATV trails.
This family-friendly park has miles of trails for all skill levels, including lots of mud holes, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Special events like New Year’s Eve include bonfires, music and giveaways.
If you want to stay the whole weekend, there’s an RV park and over a dozen cabins and trailers to rent, including a camper for rent.
On-site snacks mean you don’t have to leave the property at all. If you are looking for more services, Wiggins and Biloxi are both about 30 minutes from Redcreek Offroad Park.
Meridian OHV Park
In partnership with the Merdian Motorcycle Association, the Meridian OHV Park was created as a premier destination for off-roading in eastern Mississippi. Don’t worry, the park is not just for motorcycles, as ATVs and side-by-sides are welcome.
The park is open to members only, but an annual family membership is just $50.
For a great price, you have access to 800 acres of riding, and you support a local non-profit dedicated to keeping trails open for recreation.
The park is located just 15 minutes outside of Meridan, which means you have a ton of options for dining, shopping, and lodging.
Bonita Lakes Park is another local attraction, with fishing, hiking, and horseback riding available. There’s an RV park right next door to the park, and it’s just 7 minutes from the OHV park.
South Mississippi Off-Road & RV Park
Another great place to find ATV trails in Southern Mississippi is the South Mississippi Off-Road & RV Park, located just about 45 minutes northwest of Gulfport.
Nearly 400 acres of trails plus 189 RV sites with water and power make this a great place to bring your ATVs for the weekend.
Hiking, fishing, and swimming add to the fun of this off-road park. The park has a swimming pool, a beach, two bathhouses, laundry, and an event stage for the live performances held throughout the year.
Besides the large RV park, there are also several cabins, bunkhouses, and trailers available for overnight stays.
The nearest town, Perkinston, is just over 30 minutes away, so be sure to stock up on camping supplies before heading out for the weekend.
If you prefer a day trip, Poplarville and Wiggins are the nearest towns of any size, as well as Gulfport.
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