Leaf Wilderness Area

National Forests in Mississippi, Near Forest, Mississippi

Leaf Wilderness Area does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Leaf Wilderness is a 940-acre tract of land in the floodplains of the Leaf River.  All but the western edge of the wilderness, which is uplands, consist of meandering sloughs, oxbow lakes, and level terrain.  Vegetation is mostly loblolly-shortleaf pine forest and oak-gum-cypress-spruce pine on the river bottoms.

Access to this area is from the 1.5-mile hiking trail.  This area is open to foot travel only.  Leaf Wilderness is open year-round unless weather conditions require the area to be closed.  No user fees required.