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Bethel ATV Trail

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Other Names

Desoto National Forest, Red Creek Wildlife Management Area, Hurricane Bay, Tuxachanie Creek, Cypress Branch, Camp Branch

Last Known StatusOpen

This area has about 43 miles of narrow and smooth ATV trails. The terrain is mostly flat, hard packed and smooth and winds through tall grass and a mixed pine tree forest. There are no challenging sections but this is a good place to take the family or beginner rider.

The staging area offers some basic amenities that include a self pay station, picnic tables, and a vault toilet. Primitive camping is permitted and there are plenty of flat and shaded sites to choose from.

The trails are open year-round but may close temporarily on short notice due to wet weather conditions, so check the hotline before heading out. Riding is discouraged during hunting season which is between the months of October through January.

For a detailed trail map see the last two pages.

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Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNoriding permitted sunrise to sunset
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on the trail
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest


RidingYes ($10.00 per rider)
onsite pay station, bring exact change


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)


Nearest CitySaucier, MS
AddressMarvin Williams Road, Saucier, MS 39574
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Gulfport, MS
1) Take US-49 North about 20 miles
2) Turn right (east) on SR-67, continue about 11 miles
3) Turn left (north) on Marvin Williams Road, continue about 2 miles
4) Trailhead entrance is on the right (east).


Contact InfoDesoto National Forest - De Soto Ranger District
(601) 528-6180
CommentTrail Hotline
Contact InfoDesoto National Forest - De Soto Ranger District
P.O. Box 248
Wiggins, MS 39577
(601) 528-6160


Bethel ATV Trail Photo

Bethel ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 8/14/2014 (Thanks!)

Bethel ATV Trail Photo

Bethel ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 2/2/2021 (Thanks!)

Bethel ATV Trail Photo

Bethel ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 8/14/2014 (Thanks!)


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Miles Of Trail43
Climate TypeForest
Elevation100 to 125 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis national forest has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe national forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SW)Dave's Chevron & Pizza Cafe (228) 832-0060
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SW)Dave's Chevron & Pizza Cafe (228) 832-0060
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)LakeView RV Resort (228) 234-4915
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)LakeView RV Resort (228) 234-4915
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)LakeView RV Resort (228) 234-4915
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Siteprimitive camping permitted
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Dave's Chevron & Pizza Cafe (228) 832-0060
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