Belzoni, Mississippi: EZ Access Swamp Stump

The state of Mississippi has made it possible to visit a giant cypress tree stump in a swamp without getting your feet wet.
Address:
Simmons Rd, Belzoni, MS
Directions:
From downtown Belzoni drive north on Hwy 7/Hayden St. After about 1.5 miles, the road forks at Old Hwy 49 and Hwy 7. Bear right onto Hwy 7. Drive five miles. Turn left, just before the bridge, onto Four Mile Rd. Drive one mile. Turn left onto Simmons Rd. Drive about a mile, staying on the blacktop. You'll see the entrance and parking lot on the right.
Hours:
Daily 8-5
Admission:
Free
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Cypress Tree.

EZ Access Swamp Stump

I would say this is more than a stump. The tree is still living and had a lot of green limbs up towards the top.

[Donna Wright, 09/13/2016]

We're still stumped about why this is even a tourist attraction.

Bald cypress tree stump.

EZ Access Big Tree Stump in a Swamp

The bald cypress is a relative of the redwoods and sequoias, so they are massive trees. The really big ones can be 15 feet in diameter. Unfortunately, it's tough to see a ginormous bald cypress because many of them were chopped down for lumber a century ago, and what's left are in the middle of wet, icky swamps. The State of Mississippi has come to the rescue by building the three-quarter-mile-long Sky Lake Boardwalk, which takes you deep into a swamp while leaving you high and dry. At the end of the boardwalk is really big bald cypress tree stump, perhaps one of the largest in the world. Lest you feel cheated at just seeing a big stump, along the boardwalk are many other fine examples of non-stump gigantic bald cypress trees.

[John Takao Collier, 12/28/2013]

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