Exploring Clark Creek Natural Area

The pockmarked blacktop of Fort Adams Pond Road in Wilkinson County winds up, down and through a rural scene of mixed hardwoods and pine trees, as weedy flowers dot the overgrown green roadsides. With few exceptions, it could be nearly any back road in Mississippi in the summertime.

Even at the Clark Creek Natural Area trailhead, there aren’t many signs that just a quick stroll down the path will reveal anything unusual—and certainly not the dramatic landscape that draws tens of thousands of people down this road each year …

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Originally published in Mississippi Outdoors, September/October 2015