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Holly Springs National Forest

If you’re in the mood for a nature walk, hiking trails or camping at one of the most scenic locations in central Mississippi, you can enjoy your eco-adventure at Holly Springs National Forest.  This venue is famous for its unique wetland communities, natural habitats and wildlife and is located just a short drive from the Downtown Oxford Inn.

Click here for interactive directions to the Holly Springs National Forest from the hotel, powered by Google.

The Holly Springs National Forest is an idyllic place to set up camp or head out on the lake on a canoe.  The forest was purchased by the government in 1933 under the leadership of Congressman Wall Doxey.  It was initially made of up small parcels of abandoned farmland, but since this land was surrounded by beautiful holly trees, it soon became a popular tourist attraction.  The Civilian Conservation Corps planted hundreds of trees in the area to stabilize the soil, and the land soon turned into a thriving forest of lush vegetation, plants and wildlife.  Today, Holly Springs National Forest serves as the natural habitat of hundreds of animals and plants, and has its own recreational area for visitors who want to enjoy the sights and sounds of this natural landmark.

Guests staying at the Downtown Oxford Inn have easy access to this restored forest and scenic lake, and can enjoy a number of activities and events at the parks year round.  Click on the link below to learn more about the Holly Springs National Forest and lakes of the region.
After your day of exploring and recreational activities, you’ve probably worked up an appetite. 

Enjoy a delicious dinner at Prime: A Steakhouse the on-site restaurant at the Downtown Oxford Inn which offers several dishes for all tastes.  All guests staying at the Downtown Oxford Inn can also enjoy comfortable rooms and several complimentary services and amenities.  We offer an on-site exercise facility that’s open 24 hours per day, high-speed Internet access in our lobby and meeting rooms, and an outdoor pool where you can relax and melt away stress after a busy day.

Book your stay at the Downtown Oxford Inn through this website to get the best rates available and learn about the latest options in rooms and suites at our hotel.  We look forward to providing you with superior customer service and a wealth of amenities during your trip to Oxford.

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