Forest is a city in Scott County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 5,987 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Scott County.
Forest is located at 32°21′49″N 89°28′31″W / 32.36361°N 89.47528°W / 32.36361; -89.47528 (32.363627, -89.475348).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.0 square miles (33.7 km²), of which, 13.0 square miles (33.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.