The Running Creek Ranch's, Old River Lodge, situated on "Louisiana Island" along the Pearl River at the state line (1 hour and 15 minutes North of New Orleans, LA and 45 minutes South of Hattiesburg, MS) provides a first class riverfront, cypress log home for your getaway of two days or longer. Perched on a quarter mile beach, Old River Lodge, is the perfect escape to nature. The lodge provides a location with an abundance of recreation including fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, river tubing, hiking and bird or wildlife viewing. Plus you may enjoy hunting in the adjacent 5,000 acre Old River Wildlife Management Area. No matter your pleasure this is a perfect location for a family and friends getaway providing loads of activities. While it is equally special for simple down time and relaxing surrounded by nature on an exceptional property. Come and make your own memories at Old River Lodge on Pearl River!
This authentic Cypress log home raised among the trees for a beautiful view of Pearl River is the perfect haven for vacationers interested in enjoying the peace and tranquility of being in the woods along a river. The Old River Lodge has a wrap around porch and is unique with scenic views of the river from not only the riverfront great room but also from the Master bedroom with a view of the river that continues along the point to the West side of the island. With a spacious well appointed living area as well as under house entertainment, Old River Lodge, is perfect for family, sportsmen or friends that are nature enthusiasts. The house comfortably accommodates 8 guests with plenty of amenities for outdoors enjoyment.
Climb the easy stairs to the first floor great room decorated with the hunter and fisher in mind with a wood burning Lincoln fireplace, a big screen home theater surrounded with lots of comfortable seating, a fully equipped kitchen and eating area that opens to the large porch for outdoor relaxing. The Master bedroom, with a king bed and French doors, opens to the back porch and has access to the main bathroom. The spacious Loft, with six twin beds and an additional full bathroom, overlooks the great room and offers a wonderful view through the floor to ceiling windows that reach both stories.
For more scenic views, stroll to the wood deck on the river overlooking the adjoining beach and is just half mile up river from the famous Old River Wildlife Management Area. The deck includes ample seating and tables for picnicking or relaxing. And for those who would enjoy water sports you can bring your own boats or we have canoe, kayak and outboard motor boat rentals at the lodge with easy access to the river.
Excellent hunting just a half mile away by river or by land on the Old River Wildlife Management Area provides an abundance of deer, turkey, wild pig and small game. A Daily Visitor Use Permit and Hunting License is all that is needed to hunt in the deeply wooded management area. The lodge has a game cleaning facility for your convenience.
The fishing in Pearl River and the creeks, lakes and ponds along the river are very productive. Bring your catch home to the lodge and fry them up in our fish cooker or grill them on the outdoor grill provided for you enjoyment. At day's end whether sitting by an evening campfire, or relaxing in front of a roaring fire in the great room Old River Lodge is the perfect venue for your escape.
To add to your pleasure and for those of you who like horseback riding, ATV tours of the woods, sport clay shooting, guided quail or pheasant hunting, The Running Creek Ranch, can provide all these activities.
Old River Lodge can be rented as accommodations only, or for hunting / fishing enthusiasts there are several packages available through The Running Creek Ranch. We can also provide transportation to and from local airports as well as to area attractions and Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos.