Swifton Sand Ponds Natural Area

Swifton Sand Ponds Natural Area

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Swifton Sand Ponds Natural Area Info

 County: Jackson
 Division: Mississippi Alluvial Plain
 Acres: 60
 Year Added: 2008


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Swifton Sand Ponds Natural Area, located in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, protects intact examples of rare sand pond habitat. These natural ponds occur between Pleistocene-aged sand dunes and provide habitat for pondberry, a federally-listed endangered shrub that continues to decline due to ongoing habitat loss. The natural area consists of a mostly wooded tract set within a largely cleared agricultural landscape. It contains the only protected examples of sand pond habitat in this part of the state. This rare habitat is continuing to be lost as the Pleistocene dune fields are leveled and filled.


From Swifton travel northeast on U.S. Highway 67 approximately 2 miles to Jackson County Road 73. Turn right (east) on County Road 73 and travel 0.3 mile. The natural area is located south of the road. (Directions via Google)


Hunting is prohibited on this natural area.

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