Mississippi paddling trails let paddlers enjoy short trips along Wolf River bayous to Bay St. Louis or through the emergent marshlands of the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. For a longer adventure, explore routes from the upper Pascagoula River—the longest free-flowing river in the nation—to the coast, or kayak to the pristine barrier islands for overnight camping under the stars. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources story map website allows paddlers to choose the adventure that is right for them, and provides events and resources to enjoy the variety of coastal preserves along the coast. Whether you want to paddleboard the coast, fish from your kayak, bird watch from your canoe, or lounge on a beach, Mississippi has an adventure for you. Check out the Mississippi state paddling website for more information.
Miles of Shoreline
Mississippi has 359 miles of shoreline, which would take 5 hours to drive if laid out along an interstate.1
Miles of Rivers
Mississippi has 81,316 miles of rivers, which is long enough to travel around the earth three times!3