The Holly Springs National Forest, located in north- central Mississippi, provides a public treasure of sparkling small lakes nestled among the lovely greens of upland hardwoods, pine forests, and unique bottomlands. This national forest may be easy to consider as just ordinary. That is hardly the case! The Holly Springs National Forest works towards encouraging the native communities, eliminating non-native invasive species like kudzu, restoring short leaf pine ecosystems, while providing many services to the public. The Holly Springs National Forest is made up of two units, the Holly Springs in the north and the Yalobusha in the south. The forest covers portions of Benton, Lafayette, Marshall, Tippah, Union, and Yalobusha counties. There is approximately 155,000 acres of national forest land within the proclamation boundary, which occurs within a mosaic of 530,000 acres of private lands.