Opossum Nature Trail at Lake Lowndes State Park

Columbus, Mississippi 39702

Opossum Nature Trail at Lake Lowndes State Park

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This track makes a loop around 150-acre Lake Lowndes. It starts off as a narrow footpath and winds along the east shore of the impoundment through hill country, crossing small streams. It eventually joins a closed road and works its way back to the main area of the park, where you trace the main park road to complete the loop.

Lake Lowndes is the centerpiece of this state park located south of Columbus. First dug half a century ago, it was originally a county lake open to the public. Later, the lake and adjacent 600 acres were deeded to the state, and Lake Lowndes State Park came to be. The Opossum Trail begins by crossing the Lake Lowndes dam. Along the way it offers good views north of the impoundment and where you will be going. The trail is identified with yellow blazes and circular metal tags with a hiker symbol. Trailside posts mark distance in half-mile increments. Bottomland hardwoods stretch out on the lower side of the dam. The setting becomes most enjoyable once the trail starts meandering through hills on the east side of Lake Lowndes."

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Trail Information

Columbus
Nearby City
4.8
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 to 3 hours
Duration
Fall through spring
Season
USGS New Hope
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Dec 2018