5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Mississippi

By Amy Gremillion

 5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Mississippi


Paddleboarding is a great way to have fun on the water without having to spend a ton of time practicing. Whether you're new to the sport or you're an experienced pro, there are plenty of places around the Magnolia State where you can take out your paddleboard for a day on the water. Here are five awesome spots to dip your paddle in the water in Mississippi. 

1. Front Beach, Ocean Springs, MS

Front Beach at Ocean Springs is a beautiful stretch along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The beach here is a little quieter compared to some of the other cities on the coast, so it's the perfect place to paddle out and catch some waves.

2. Yazoo River Trail, Vicksburg, MS

The Yazoo River Trail is a beautiful trip through rich woods, beginning at King's Ferry Landing and ending at Loess Bluffs in Vicksburg. At just a little over five miles, this is an easy day trip. There's a nice sandbar about halfway down the trail, so paddlers can stop and rest or just enjoy the scenery. 

3. Lower Pascagoula River

The lower Pascagoula River is a rich ecosystem with plenty of wildlife and natural beauty to enjoy as you paddle. This is such a great spot for paddleboards that it's even been the site of a paddle parade!

4. Courthouse Pier, Gulfport, MS

The white sandy beaches around Courthouse Pier are an ideal destination for anyone who enjoys being on the water. With beachfront public restrooms, a fire pit, and plenty of parking, you'll want to bring your board here every day!

5. Ross Barnett Reservoir, Ridgeland, MS

The Ross Barnett Reservoir is a popular spot in Central Mississippi for all kinds of water sports. The Rez covers over 30,00 acres, has five campgrounds and 22 boat launches—so you shouldn't have any problems finding a spot all to yourself!

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