Wall Doxey State Park

The pier near the trailhead

Wall Doxey State Park is a small park in northern Mississippi, and like many parks, it was build by the CCC and consists of a lake (reservoir), campground, day use area, visitor center, cabins, and one hiking trail. I visited the park and hike the trail on March 3, 2017.

The trail circles Spring Lake, forming a 2.1-mile loop that traverses through forest, wetlands, and the day use area. It begins along the eastern side of the lake next to a pier, and begins by going northward through the forest. The trail eventually crosses a small creek on the upstream side of the lake (there's a footbridge), before climbing up a very small hill on the western side of the lake.

The trail as it crosses the dam
Overall, there is very little elevation gain on this hike - about 75 feet overall. On the southern side of the lake, the trail crosses the small dam before continuing on through the day use area, where there is another pier. There actually isn't a clear trail through this part of the park, but rather you just have to follow roads or walk across the mowed landscape.

Spring Lake and the pier at the day use area
The footbridge across the stream

My track on AllTrails.
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