Plymouth Bluff Environmental Center

The Plymouth Bluff Environmental Center believes that outdoor education in a convenient and natural setting can be a very effective way to begin or enhance environmental and ecological awareness among all people. 

The setting for the Plymouth Bluff Center offers a river, a pond, woodlands, cypress sloughs, nature trails, an outdoor teaching facility, and outdoor laboratories. Plymouth Bluff is a well-known Cretaceous fossil bed composed of marine sediments deposited when the area was part of a vast inland sea. Since the bluff contains an abundance of fossilized animal remains, including mollusk shells and shark teeth, it represents an excellent laboratory for geology and paleontology. 

The Plymouth Bluff area has a large population of deer and is home to wild turkeys, raccoons, beavers, rabbits, squirrels, armadillos, and occasional foxes and coyotes. Wood ducks are common, as well as Canadian geese that are on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The area also contains a number of interesting plant species and communities, including some very large specimens of post oak and osage orange. 

Four miles of nature trails provide additional opportunities to observe nature and enjoy some impressive scenery along the river bluff. Some of the trails have an asphalt surface for use by physically challenged visitors.

Contact Plymouth Bluff Environmental Center

Dave Haffly
Director of Plymouth Bluff
2200 Old West Point Road
Columbus, Mississippi  39701
Phone: 662-241-6214
Toll Free: 877-462-8439
Fax: 662-241-6314


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