The Mississippi Delta refers to the distinctive northwest section of the state of Mississippi that lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers. Technically the area is not a delta but part of an alluvial plain, created by regular flooding over thousands of years. This region is remarkably flat and contains some of the most fertile soil in the world.
Sometimes referred to as "The Most Southern Place on Earth", the region is kown for its hospitality, rich culture and historic significance. Home to the "Blues Highway", Highway 61, the Delta birthed American musical legends such as B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. The region is also home to many noted authors and historians, such as Shelby Foote, Tennessee Williams and Walker Percy.
In the Delta, you can catch a festival almost every weekend, drive the Mississippi Blues Trail and see the sites that make up "America's Music", dine in some of the most unique restaurants in the country, visit historic antebellum sites or enjoy some outdoor recreation hunting, fishing or boating in one of our many waterways or habitat areas.