In northwest Copiah County Scutchalo Creek empties into Bayou Pierre. The Scutchalo Hills are the most eastern extension of the windblown loessial soils of this area. Here hardwoods are able to outgrow pines unlike in South Mississippi where the more sandy soils give the pine the advantage. To give some idea of flood levels, the driftwood caught in the swing is fifteen feet above the stream's surface. Bayou Pierre flows southwestward toward Port Gibson where it disappears into the Mississippi.