Directions to Lake Thoreau

Lake Thoreau front signLake Thoreau Environmental Center is only 0.8 miles off of West 4th Street, west of Hattiesburg MS. Please see the directions below to determine which direction you are arriving from to enter our nature center.

Lake Thoreau is only 7 miles from The University of Southern Mississippi!

  

Directions from Hattiesburg/USM Campus

  • Head west on 4th Street for 6.2 miles 
  • Turn right on Lake Thoreau Drive 
  • Destination will be 0.8 miles on the right 

 

Map to Lake Thoreau

Directions from I-59

  • Take exit 65B to merge onto US-98/Hardy St. toward Columbia, (continue on US-98W 2.2 miles)
  • Turn right onto Cross Creek Parkway (past Chick-fil-a), (continue 0.8 miles) 
  • Turn left onto 4th Street (continue 2.5 miles) 
  • Turn right on Lake Thoreau Drive
  • Destination will be 0.8 miles on the right


Directions from Turtle Creek Mall

  • Head north on Cross Creek Pkwy toward W. 4th Street for 0.4 miles 
  • Turn left on 4th Street, continue on 4th Street (2.5 miles) 
  • Turn right on Lake Thoreau Drive 
  • Destination will be 0.8 miles on the right


Directions from Oak Grove High School

  • Head north Old Highway 11 for 0.9 miles
  • Pass through HWY 98, continue onto King Road (1.2 miles)
  • Turn right onto Hatten Road (continue 0.4 miles)
  • Turn right onto 4th Street (continue 0.6 miles) 
  • Turn left on Lake Thoreau Drive
  • Destination will be 0.8 miles on the right