Canoe Trips on Magee's Creek are popular
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
Waterpark 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
Walthall County, through which Magees Creek and a section of the nearby Bogue Chitto River
flows, is dry, and rules against possession of alcohol beverages are strictly enforced.
If you prefer to rent a canoe or tubes, try one of the following rental options located on the Bouge
Canoe and Trail Outpost at (601) 876-6964
Sweetwater Canoe Rental at (601) 876-6964