Clark Creek Natural Area

Clark Creek Natural Area, Woodville: Address, Phone Number, Clark Creek Natural Area Reviews: 4.5/5

Clark Creek Natural Area
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
Read more
Write a review
About
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

The area
Address
366 Fort Adams Pond Rd, Woodville, MS 39669-4000
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
65 reviews
Excellent
48
Very good
15
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Trainman57
Luling11 contributions
If your a hiker that enjoys a good bit of up and down treking, you should enjoy this trail. Trail is wide and graveled for the most part. Markers on the trail are old and mostly unreadable. There is supposed to be a few record trees on the route, but there's nothing on the trail that says "here you are" so finding them could be difficult. The trail passes along and over lots of ridges, so be prepared for somewhat steep going uphill and down in most places on it. Wooden stairs are provided in some spots. There's a primitive trail within the area that has no such amenity for the truly hardy. I'm 62 and didn't really have trouble with the trail but it's not the kind of hiking trail I would necessarily recommend for older folks. Younger folks have no trouble with it at all. The falls are meager really but the settings are nice and worth the walk for the most part. Wear good hiking shoes that you don't mind maybe getting a little wet, as you'll have to follow stream beds to some of the falls. Bring a camera, sunscreen, bug repellent, water, snax and a hiking stick is a great idea. You'll use it.
Written March 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

bigthicket
520 contributions
Solo
A little hard to find but glad we were persistent. Yes, it really is 13 miles down Pinckney Ln. Call or check website for when it is open. There’s a $4 fee on the honor system. Put your money in an envelope and put in available box and rip off the parking tag and put in your car. My husband stayed behind while I hiked and said ranger did come by and check the vehicles. I loved this hike and was able to make it to the 1st 2 waterfalls due to limited time. The hike is very steep at times. At one point I commented to others, “ I may need to get a running start to get up that hill”. It’s a beautiful nature area though and I’m so glad I made the effort. Restrooms are on site.
Written May 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

bobD7232FS
Baton Rouge, LA101 contributions
An off the beaten path nature area that is primitive, invigorating, challenging and beautiful! Hiking is not easy by any means but is challenging at an intermediate level. Trails are hilly with washouts, creek crossings and maneuvering over fallen trees across the path. Well marked trails for the most part and the area maps posted along the trails are confusing to read. The falls are small but fun to get to if you are determined. Will come back here as it is a fun place to traverse. 2 hours should do it for a great experience.
Written March 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

stewartjl2017
College Station, TX41 contributions
Family
This is a beautiful area and the falls make it worth the trip. Our group was 69, 62, 61 and 6. Our goal was to visit the falls on the improved trail, but due to a wrong turn, we ended up on the primitive trail which we were able to navigate with moderate difficulty. The terrain can be challenging (see photos) and to make it to several of the falls you have to navigate the creek bed which contains large rocks, some of which are slippery. The challenge is worth it once you make it to the falls.

The journey is made difficult due to poor mapping and directions. The maps are hard to follow. There are signs marking the general direction of the falls, but they are on small signs placed 20 to 25' high on the trees. They are not extremely noticeable and we did not notice the signs until we were on our way out of the area. The signs leading to the falls are only located where the maps are found.

While we were able to traverse the area, do not let our ages serve as the norm for people who are able to make this journey. Our fitness level for our ages is above average and this would prove to be difficult for most people in our age bracket. For the six year old, it proved to be a piece of cake.

Several tips which we found to be valuable:

1. Take an extra set of clothes. These come in handy for several reasons: (1) you get wet if you go behind the falls; (2) there is always the possibility of a fall in the creek bed, and (3) if you visit on a warm day your clothes will be soaked with perspiration. If you have traveled any distance to this area, you do not want to ride home in went clothes.

2. Take an extra pair of shoes for the same reasons as mentioned above. Your shoes will obviously get wet in the creek bed.

3. Take plenty of water. We were there for 4 hours and you want to be certain to stay hydrated.

4. Take bug spray. There are ticks and mosquitos.

5. You do need to be fit to make this trip. Case in point: the majority of the hikers we saw were young. There is a reason for that! We were the oldest hikers there by 10-20 years - seriously.

The area is worth the trip, it is a great hike, the falls are amazing. Just be sure you are physically prepared.
Written August 5, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Abby R
Lafayette, LA55 contributions
Friends
Myself and a couple of friends visited Clark Creek this past weekend. The waterfalls were very nice since it had rained quite a bit the days before we got there. I would imagine in the summer they could be dry at times. I am not a very fit person and found that the improved trail was about an easy to medium difficulty for me. The improved trail was covered in gravel and was wide, but still had many ups and downs. Walking in the creek beds to see certain waterfalls was fairly easy. You did have to hike over or around rocks at times in the creek bed. I wore hiking sandals (with a covered toe) which was nice because I didn't mind getting my feet muddy or wet in the creek. The really difficult part for us was the primitive trail. The trail is not wide and since it had rained a lot before went, it was muddy and slippery at times. It is also an almost constant up and down hike, with very few flat parts. Again, I am not in shape, and was not prepared for this. Totally my fault for not doing enough research. We also only had one water bottle per girl, and a small bag of almonds and dried cherries. It was not enough. Doing the improved trail and the primitive trail, took us about 6 hours. I would love to try the primitive trail again when I'm in better shape, and with enough supplies!
Written March 14, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TraBuff
Thibodaux, LA276 contributions
Couples
What an amazing time we had here! There are 2 trails to choose from, hard and less hard..lol. starting off is easier as it is downhill. Coming back is mostly uphill, I imagine that's why I saw quite a few people with walking sticks. There are places to stop and sit, even a swing overlooking the scenery, and stairs in some areas for those not wanting to do steep hills. The waterfalls are delightful and feel like it's the reward for trekking on. We made it to 2 of the 6 waterfalls before turning back, but had it not been for dinner reservations, I would have stayed all day. It is close enough from Parts of Louisiana and Mississippi to get to in no time and is definitely worth the drive! We saw families with dogs and children playing in the waterfalls and creeks..just awesome! There's no cost to get in however there is an honor box for a $3 parking fee.
Written March 19, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

801amberc
Thibodaux, LA22 contributions
Couples
My husband and I arrived at Clark's Creek not sure what we would find out in Ms. We were pleasantly surprised by the beauty we found. The trail entrance and exit is not for the faint of heart as it has a very steep incline. Once you get past the first leg of the trip it becomes much more enjoyable. We decided to go down to the creek bed and see where it led us. There were several beautiful waterfalls. I highly suggest bringing water shoes or an extra pair of shoes for after the hike if you choose to follow the creek and explore the waterfalls. We will be going back on a return trip with our son. They had every age from 3 years old to probably 63.
Written March 4, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

cesi100
Houston, TX101 contributions
Couples
Even if you are out of shape ( but able to do 2-3 flights of stairs), few miles of walking in a great natural habitat is totally worth the trip. We walked through the Creek so we had hiking sandals. There are multiple lovely waterfalls and many butterflies. A gem.
Written August 26, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Christina B
Louisiana2,488 contributions
Couples
My husband & I decided to do the full loop. I love waterfalls. After seeing the first & back tracking to look at the map & trying to figure out which way to go a young man & his son told us that those maps are awful & not correct. So he gave us some directions. Told us to follow the creek bed. It was very shallow & mainly just in the middle. So once we came to the short stairs to go down & climbed over some big rocks we were off. There is also a lovely waterfall at the bottom of those stairs. Well the creek bed wasn’t quite as easy to maneuver at times, but if a 67 & 58 year old can do it you can too. Thankfully I like to climb 😂 & I have a bad knee, but new steroid shot was working overtime. Anyway it was an adventure. We did have to climb up to take trail a few times as the creek bed was impassable then we’d go back down. It really was easier in some ways & thankfully mostly shaded. We saw 5 waterfalls. Either one was dry or we somehow missed it. He had told us to turn & not to cross the no trespassing sign when we got toward the end as it was private property & to turn right & continue with creek bed to last waterfall. Pass up the stairs & stay straight. Then back track to the stairs to start the trek upwards.... and upwards it was. We spent 2 hours 45 mins traversing through the woods & along the creek & since last waterfall is not considered part of the trail it was right at 4 miles total. Shoes got a little wet from hopping rocks. Make sure to wear a good pair of tennis shoes or hiking shoes. Something that fits well.
Bring/wear BUG spray. Bull knats we’re out in full force. Thankfully our B&B owner sprayed us before we left & we picked up a can too just in case. Bring water as well.
The Simply Soothing big spray (green bottle) she used worked so well & smells good too. So much so that I ordered it on line. My new best friend on vacations.
It’s a tough trail, but doable. It was a beautiful day out as well.
Written May 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

stacie t
Morgan City, LA47 contributions
Family
Our first time hiking this weekend at Clark Creek. We really enjoyed our trip (From Morgan City Louisiana) Very clean and well maintained. Bathrooms are located at the trail head (only). There was a few challenging steep hills but it was great workout and there is several resting spots. We only hiked the improved trails. Was there a total of 4 hours. We brought a printed map (I suggest you do) and was able to follow most of it with a few signs along the way. BUT we could not figure out how to venture onto the primitive trail to find the 3rd waterfall. There is no signs and there is a lot of little trails that branch off so it is very confusing. Looking at the map now, I'm guessing once you come to the dead end of the improved trail you have to jump in the creek and hike it to the primitive trail. But have no clue where the beginning of that trail starts near the parking area.. we looked down every small trail they had. We are planning another trip next month and will try hiking the actual creek. some people had aqua shoes on so I will bring them. The water was very very low so there was very little water in the creek but enough to splash to cool off. The honor box Is now $4 and has an attached mirror tag you should hang in your car. They were checking them when we got there. My suggestions: bring water, snack, bug spray, printed map, good shoes & hiking stick
We stayed at Tunica Hills campground just 8 miles down the road..great weekend trip!
Written September 12, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 64
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing