The Arkabutla (ARK) Nature Trail is located in a wildlife sanctuary and consists of 2 miles of woodland walking trails already constructed with future plans for a handicap accessible wildlife demonstration trail. The Trail features interpretive signs listing area wildlife, tree identification markers and has an outdoor amphitheater that can accommodate small groups for outdoor education classes. Trail-goers will enjoy views of Arkabutla Lake, mixed hardwood forests, swamps and open fields planted for wildlife habitat. At the end of the second loop, visitors can get a good view of Arkabutla Lake as the trail winds through the hardwood forest alongside the lake.
The ARK Nature Trail is located 10 miles west of Hernando on Highway 304 just west of Fogg Road. Look for signs and parking area on the left just after you cross Panther Creek. The trail is open year-round.
This trail is a collaborative effort between the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers, DeSoto County Board of Supervisors, Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. and the DeSoto County Greenways.