Area Code 769 - Information about Mississippi

If you're looking for the perfect vacation, Mississippi may be the destination for you. A state full of beautiful natural beauty, great food and a laid back attitude, the coastal city of Jackson offers something for everyone. There are plenty of adventure activities and much to do in this southern state.


One of the best ways to get a true feel for the southwest is to travel to the Gulf Coast and experience the beauty of the Mississippi Gulf Coast State Park located in Hattiesburg. This beautiful park offers world-class river and beach access as well as an abundance of wild and scenic coastline. It's no wonder that a visitor's guide calls this state park one of the finest "cathedral" of all of America.

Also called the Bluff Park, this park is especially popular with nature lovers. Just outside the entrance, there is a gorgeous waterfall that is considered a gem of the Bluff City area. The Mississippi River is easily reached by car at the Bluff Lake Park. This park features hiking trails, fishing, picnic areas, and so much more. It's a great way to get away from it all for a bit.

Three Rivers International River Cruise is a truly unique experience that offers visitors the chance to see and explore the history of the Mississippi River. Visitors will cruise from the Bluff to Gautier and through the St. Mary's River Basin to Belle Isle. The boat ride along the Mississippi River is always amazing and full of history. There are plenty of reasons to enjoy the Mississippi River while traveling on this popular cruise. Everything that you would expect to see while traveling the Mississippi River is just a short distance from the boat.

One of the best things about the Mississippi River is that it is so wide that it can be explored by foot or boat. For example, visitors can take the MississippiFlyer Tour which starts from the Hattiesburg, MS location of the Flyer Museum. Guests will see the birthplace of President Barack Obama, one of the oldest functioning pulp mills in the world, a historic Civil War battlefield and many other places in this part of the Mississippi River Valley.

A less-traveled but equally beautiful site is the Historic Jones Plantation. Located on the banks of the White Oak Creek and part of the Bogue Chitto Creek, the plantation includes an early Civil War fort, a gorgeous, Victorian-style home, and three beautiful gardens. There are so much to do in the area of Jackson and near the plantation. There are attractions for everyone, whether you're looking for fine dining, shopping, swimming, boating, hiking or other leisure pursuits.

After seeing the beautiful sights in the Mississippi River, the visitor should head over to the West Hattiesburg Town Park. Situated in the City of West Hattiesburg, this park is also known as North Fork River Park. The park offers countless picnic spots, recreational vehicles, and historic sites. This park is especially attractive for its riverfront location, offering waterfront access for fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming.

Hiking is also an option for the visitor who wants to enjoy the breathtaking views of the West Bank and beyond at the Hanging Stone Trail, and the West Hanging Stone Trail. Of course, no trip to the Mississippi River would be complete without seeing the elegant Mississippi Riverboat tour from J. W. Carlin Boat Tours. Guests can enjoy a relaxed yet adventurous day on the Mississippi River during this fascinating excursion.