Canoeing, Kayaking & Tubing
Bogue Chitto River and Magee’s Creek canoeing and tubing trips are available at:
Canoe & Trail Outpost/Sweetwater Canoe Rental
Hidden Springs Resort
Paradise Ranch and Resort
Several types of packages are offered to meet individual needs.
Have your own equipment?
Magee's Creek is a popular destination for those that like canoe outings. Located only a 90-minute drive from New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Jackson - Magees Creek is an easy day trip. Time after time, paddlers are drawn back by the beauty of the creek and the tall, leafy hardwoods.
One of the trips paddlers can take is 13 miles, takes about seven hours and begins at the Holmes Water Park in Tylertown. Each spring, veteran paddlers and livery owners join forces to remove the worst of the blow-downs and snags clogging the stream. However, there are numerous stumps just below the surface, and there are sharp turns on the trip, making it a challenge for experienced and novice paddlers alike.
For a more relaxing trip, paddlers put in downstream at the Lexie Bridge. From the bridge, the trip to the take-out at the Dillon Bridge is six miles. Running a little slower and wider, this stretch of the creek is an easy paddle. Sandbars are more numerous here than upstream and there are more pools for swimming.
Walthall County, through which Magees Creek and a section of the nearby Bogue Chitto River flows, is a dry county and rules against possession of alcohol beverages are strictly enforced. The Scenic Rivers Development Alliance is a regional alliance to promote events and outdoor activities in Amite County, Franklin County, Pike County, Walthall County, Wilkinson County, and the City of McComb, MS. The Scenic Rivers region is the jewel of Southwest Mississippi recreation and South Mississippi tourism.