Ever wondered whether a particular river or stream was a public waterway? As a kayaker, I sometimes wander off the beaten path and into unknown waters. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is the arbiter of the public waterway designation. They have a handy-dandy map available on their website to assist. Though I post said map below, I recommend you follow the link for a more detailed version.
Of particular local interest, Pelahatchie Creek remains public almost all the way to the City of Pelahatchie. Also, the Strong River becomes public way up in Smith County.
Link to map.