Blue River is 3,367 acres of Postoak and Blackjack timber and scattered openings. Located 8 miles northeast of Tishomingo.
South entrance – From Tishomingo: 4 miles east on State Hwy 78, 6½ miles north on Bullard Chapel Rd (N3590).
North entrance – From Tishomingo: 9 miles north on U.S. Hwy 377, 1 mile east on State Hwy 7.
- Quail: Bobwhite are present in fair numbers.
- Deer: Whitetail are present in fair numbers.
- Turkey: Rio Grande wild turkeys are present in low numbers.
- Rabbit: Cottontail are found across the area.
- Furbearers: Coyote, bobcat and raccoon are available.
- Dove: Dove are present in fair numbers.
- Bald Eagle: Eagles winter at Tishomingo NWR and can be sighted at Blue River on occasion.
Management efforts, such as controlled burns, focus on producing native wildlife foods such as ragweed and sunflower, although some small grains are planted.
Designated areas only.
Lakes on area:
Fishing opportunities abound at Blue River. From November through mid-March, Blue River is a designated trout area, and is stocked with rainbows approximately every two weeks. Summer stockings include channel catfish.
All hunting is restricted to shotguns or archery equipment only.
Same As Statewide Seasons
Hunter and angler camping is allowed in designated areas.
Black bass: six combined per day, all of which must be 14 inches or longer, and only one of which may be a smallmouth bass. Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day. All crappie; six combined per day/no size limit.
Fishing limited to only one rod and reel per person during trout season (other times no more than two rods and reels per person). No other method of fishing allowed.
Note: For more trout regulations, see Trout Regulations.