Vancleave, Mississippi is a little slice of heaven on earth. Thanks to our temperate climate and wealth of waterways and wilderness, Mississippi is the perfect place to appreciate the great outdoors. With fishing, hunting, camping, canoeing, horseback riding, kayaking and more, it's easy to see why Mississippi attracts sports and outdoor enthusiasts from across the country and around the world. During your stay, you can enjoy your favorite activities, from paddling a scenic stream, to touring a working farm, to fishing on the scenic Gulf Coast. There's no limit to the outdoor activities that you can do in Mississippi. The rivers and streams in Mississippi offer some of the most fun and most scenic outdoor adventures in the state. Adventure out on the Mississippi River with Quapaw Canoe Company, paddle Black Creek, Mississippi's only designated National Wild and Scenic waterway, or explore the Pascagoula River, the largest unimpeded river system in the country and find out why it is called the "Singing River." From leisurely float trips to adventurous canoe trips down the Mississippi River, there's a river trip for everyone's experience level. So don your life jacket, bring your canoe or kayak, and get on the water for a Mississippi paddle or float trip. From freshwater fishing in 119 public lakes to saltwater fishing off the Gulf Coast, Mississippi offers endless excitement for the avid angler. Mississippi is well known for its incredible crappie fishing. The World's Largest Crappie Fest is held annually at Enid Reservoir in Water Valley. The reigning world record white crappie was caught here, weighing in at 5lb. 3oz. In addition to the scale-tipping catches, our mild climate keeps the state ripe for fishing excursions year-round. For a truly memorable fishing adventure, look no further than the salt waters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Hire a licensed charter guide who knows the locations of local reefs and wrecks, where the fish are and what they're biting. Your guide is your gateway to a sea of amberjack, cobia, red snapper and more. If inshore is more to your liking, fishing trips along the coastal areas and marshes typically mean hefty catches of speckled trout, redfish and flounder.