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Bowie Creek in Mississippi

Trip Overview

We started the float at Hwy 589 about 6pm Friday evening and floated till dusk then found a large sand bar to camp for the night.
Saturday morning we started about 9am and reached our exit point at Hwy 49 by 2:30pm.

The water was flowing good and we had few obstructions throughout the trip, though we did have to trim some limbs from a downed tree and walk the boats through as well as navigating over, under and around other log jams. We also scraped bottom on a few sand and gravel beds.

The first 3/4's of the trip was more scenic and few signs of civilization. The creek runs mostly through farm land but does have residences on the lower end of this leg. As on all creeks and rivers, this part of Bouie Creek would be more dangerous during high water due to the amount of logs and leaning trees across the creek.


Public boat launches at both end with ample parking but be careful of the ruts.


To launch take Hwy 589 from either Sumrall or Seminary to the Bouie Creek bridge, launch on the north side. Exit point is at the Bouie Creek bridge on Hwy 49 just north of the Hwy 42 intersection.
  • Duration: 2-3 Day Trip
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

Locations on this Trip