Smith County Mississippi Recreation

Address: PO Box 160
Raleigh, MS 39153
Phone: (601) 782-9811 Website: http://www.smithcountyms.org/recreation/

Smith County is rich in forest, wildlife, and water. Several large lakes in Smith County provide water recreation and sports. The Leaf River is a great ride by canoe, kayak or small boat. Designated access points to the Leaf, one in Taylorsville at the river bridge on Hwy 28, east of town. The Bob Blakeney Bridge, just off River Road north of Taylorsville is another access point for the leaf.  At right is a small falls on the Tallahala Creek in Smith County. Marathon Lake, a 50 acre lake located in the northwest corner of the county. Marathon Recreation Area contains 34 camping units with water and electricity, 14 picnic tables, 2 picnic shelters, and a swimming area. For hiking there is also a Lake Loop Trail of about 1 1/2 miles. The lake is stocked with catfish, bass and crappie and is open to bream fishing. The campsites have hookups and many are handicapped accessible.

Located in the heart of the Deep South, Smith County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Our county provides a peaceful and safe rural living environment while being conveniently near cities, airport, resorts, shopping, fine dining, quality medical care, and countless other amenities. Smith County also offers plentiful opportunities for new homes, business and industry within a landscape of rolling hills, plentiful forests, and rich green fields. Smith County is rich in recreational opportunities.

We enjoy plentiful forests, wildlife, and waters. Golf is also a favorite, and there are nearby available excellent courses. Hunting and fishing in Smith County Mississippi are popular recreational pastimes. Deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit, quail and dove hunting are all activities enjoyed throughout the county. Some record setting deer have been taken in the county. Hunting license is required. The Leaf River is a great ride by canoe, kayak or small boat. There are several state designated access points to the Leaf, one in Taylorsville at the river bridge on Hwy 28, east of town. The Bob Blakeney Bridge, just off River Road north of Taylorsville is another.

 

RECREATIONAL SPORTS: Another great pastime available in Smith County is recreational sports. Aside from golf, fishing, skiing, boating, swimming, baseball and softball leagues and programs are available throughout the county which are the highlight of youth in all areas of the county.

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