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Strong River in Mississippi

by  guest-paddler

A self-supported trip created by guest-paddler

Trip Overview

My friend and I did a seven mile stretch of the Strong River near D'Lo Mississippi from the abandoned bridge at Merit Rd. to the bridge at Robert Bush Rd. We did the trip about 2 weeks after Hurricane Katrina and suspected that we would run into a few fallen trees so we took saws. Very much to my surprise there was only one new tree down on the stream and it was passable. In fact the high water from Katrina had washed away existing trees that were a problem for years. The water level was around 2.40' but the flow was good and the river was as beautiful as I have ever seen it. There are at least 4 nice rapids along this stretch of river that are very easy to navigate. The Strong is a great stream if you just want to chill. It is best floated when the water is around 3.50' to 4.00 at 2.40 we did scrub the bottom a few times.


D'Lo Water Park has a very nice clean camp ground with several developed camp sights as well as primitive camping. There are also toilet facilities as well as a bath/shower house with plenty of hot water.


Developed Camping with power and water $14.00(seniors) $15.00. Primitive camping $7.00. Canoe rental $22.00 per day for 2 people $30.00 for over night camping on the river. Launch/take out fee $2.00 if you provide your own transport and boats.


To D'Lo water park from Jackson MS.

Take US hwy 49 south to hwy 13 at Mendenhall go right on hwy 13. You will intersect with hwy 149 go right (you will be going back north) go about 2 miles and you will see the D'Lo Water Park on the right.


DeLORME Mississippi Atlas & Gazetteer

Trip Details

  • Trip Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)

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