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The southern state of Mississippi is bordered to the west by the great Mississippi River and to the south by the Gulf of Mexico. The state consists entirely of lowland with heavily forested areas along the Mississippi River delta. The Mississippi River is only one of several important waterways that flow through the state. The Big Black River, Pearl River, Tombigbee River and Pascagoula River are located in the state and feed its marshy coastal and alluvial plains.
Mississippi enjoys a humid subtropical climate, meaning that winters are mild and short and summers are long and hot. Mississippi’s famous rivers and mild climate make it a wonderful place for outdoor recreation during most parts of the year. The fertile wetlands provide great opportunities for kayaking and canoeing and fishing. The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico are perfect for surfing, swimming and paddle-boarding. The Mississippi Delta offers excellent camping, hiking and bird-watching and unique wildlife viewing.
Some places of interest for Christian groups include:
Palestine Gardens– This site is off the beaten path but worth a visit. It hosts an impressive replica of the Holy Land during the time of Christ.
The Promise Land Journey– Take a trip back in time to see tabernacle of Moses as well as Jerusalem in Jesus’ day at this attraction in Collinsville, Mississippi.
Elvis Presley Birthplace– See where the gospel and rock music legend was born at this museum complex in Tupelo. Mississippi. The church where Elvis discovered his love of music is featured in the complex as well.
Mississippi is overflowing with unique adventures, making it an excellent place for youth camps and adult retreats. The mild climate and beautiful waterways, marshlands and coastal areas ensure plenty of opportunities for fun and exploration. Mississippi offers plentiful one-of-a-kind experiences for all ages and walks of life.
The best camps and retreat venues in Mississippi are:
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