Red Creek is a name that can be found in different places of the world. One such place is by the Pascagoula River or its tributary that flows through the Mississippi state in the US. However, interestingly, it gains the name due to similar reasons that a creek was named in the state of New York. This creek has reddish waters which are colored by the tannins that are naturally occurring and located in the waterbed or under the bed of white sand. For its unique appearance, the Mississippi legislature named it State Scenic Stream.
Red Creek is known to originate in Lamar County and passes through areas like Jackson, George, Forrest and Pearl River counties. The Red Creek merges with the Black Creek in Jackson County and then it flows into the Pascagoula River. This creek also flows through De Soto national forest area and hence, there are several recreational activities and places to be found by the creek. For instance, there are float trips that you can undergo in Stone County by the creek’s course. One section is the clay shelves segment, which covers a distance of 9.7 miles between US Route 49 and Highway 26. The railroad trestle segment is a float trip that covers a total distance of 6.2 miles and lies between City Bridge and US route 49. The Red Bluff segment is the third float trip segment that extends 9.6 miles between Cable Bridge and City Bridge. The Natural Springs segment is the fourth segment of the float trip that covers a distance of 4.4 miles and extends between Mississippi highway 15 and Cable Bridge.
Besides the float trips that are popular in these segments you will find several camp areas by the creek waters, picnic areas as well as rest stops in the forest reserve areas. The waters of the creek are known for Diadromous fishes and other species of freshwaters for which there is much value here for sports fishing. The watershed area of Red Creek is rich in game species for which licensed hunting also occurs in the national forest area or the Red Creek wildlife management areas. As a result, these areas are known for cabins and other kinds of self-accommodation units to be found in and around the forest and wildlife reserve areas.