Think you have to leave the state to have an incredible vacation? Think again! Mississippi is full of great resorts that offer everything from wildlife tours to the ultimate in rest and relaxation. Read on for 10 unbelievable resorts hidden in the Magnolia State.
1. Tara Wildlife (6791 Eagle Lake Shore Rd., Vicksburg)
If you’re looking for a place where you can truly get away from it all, look no further than Tara Wildlife. The secluded resort has been rated one of the nation’s top destinations for deer and turkey hunting, but that’s not all it has to offer. Encompassing thousands of acres, guests at Tara Wildlife can take part in everything from serene strolls to exciting wildlife tours.
2. Prairie Wildlife (3990 Old Vinton Rd., West Point)
Aside from one-of-a-kind hunting opportunities, this West Point sporting estate offers clay shoots, corporate outings, and more. Hidden in the heart of the Black Prairie, it also provides the perfect setting for a peaceful escape.
3. Lake Tiak O’Khata (1290 Smyth Lake Rd., Louisville)
If spending some time at a secluded resort that’s centered around a sparkling lake sounds like your idea of the perfect getaway, Lake Tiak-O’Khata is the place for you. The family-owned retreat includes a manmade lake, beach, water slides, and restaurant. There’s also a lakeside motel, waterfront cabins, efficiency suites, and an RV park, which means there are accommodations for just about every price range.
4. Yogi on the Lake (143 Campground Rd., Pelahatchie)
Hidden away in the small town of Pelahatchie, Yogi on the Lake is definitely one of the state’s best kept secrets. The family oriented attraction includes a campground and cabins, waterpark, restaurant, and miniature golf course – all of which is centered around a gorgeous lake.
5. McClain Lodge (314 Clark Creek Rd., Brandon)
Tucked away along the banks of a quiet lake, the secluded McClain Lodge offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The idyllic setting paired with the cozy cabins make for a getaway that is nothing short of amazing.
6. Moon Lake Farm (3130 Endville Rd., Tupelo)
Described as "the ultimate relaxation destination," this 75-acre retreat offers something for everyone. The signature "inn-clusives" include horseback riding, fishing in the 8-acre stocked pond, and transportation to the Natchez Trace Parkway and Tanglefoot Trail for cyclists. And as the name implies, the grounds include a farm, so you can watch horses, goats, and other animals roam around the property.
7. Allen’s Creek Resort (3930 MS-471, Brandon)
A prime spot for a secluded getaway, this resort features 80 acres of rolling hills and wooded areas. After spending the day exploring the grounds, which include a pool, 8-acre lake, and nature trails, you can retire for the night in one of the resort’s cabins or in your RV.
8. Hidden Springs RV Resort (16 Clyde Rhodus Rd., Tylertown)
Nestled on the banks of the Bogue Chitto River in a heavily wooded area, this resort is the perfect place for some secluded fun. In addition to canoeing, tubing, and fishing in the Bogue Chitto, guests can enjoy two pools, basketball courts, and tennis courts. And with primitive campsites, RV sties, and cozy riverfront cabins to choose from, you’re sure to find accommodations to suit your needs.
9. Longleaf Plantation (78 Baker Rd., Purvis)
This 4,000-acre retreat is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true! Spend the day hunting, fishing, skeet shooting, or golfing – all without ever leaving the property. Just as impressive as the amenities are the accommodations, which include several cozy cottages. And since you’re bound to work up an appetite, there’s an on-site restaurant that serves up comfort food that’s sure to hit the spot.
10. Paradise Ranch and Resort (660 Mississippi 48 West, Tylertown)
Featuring "105 acres of entertainment and attractions," this resort is perfect for the entire family. In addition to including a campground, stocked lake, and man-made swimming hole, the resort borders the Bogue Chitto River, which is a popular spot for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing.
So, have you ever stayed at any of these incredible resorts? Know of another that should’ve been included? Tell us in the comments section!