Lakes in Mississippi

Mississippi has over 1,000 fishing lakes within its borders, from small ponds to enormous reservoirs. The counties with the greatest number are Jackson, Greene and Leflore.

Nineteen of the state's major fishing lakes are overseen by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Five of these are in the northern part of the state: Tippah County Lake, Lake Lamar Bruce, Elvis Presley Lake, Lake Monroe and Oktibbeha County Lake. Seven are in Central Mississippi: Kemper County Lake, Neshoba County Lake, Lake Tom Bailey, Lake Claude Bennett, Prentiss Walker Lake, Calling Panther Lake and Simpson County Lake. Eight are located in southern Missippii: Lake Bogue Homa, Lake Mike Conner, Lake Bill Waller, Lake Perry, Lake Jeff Davis, Lake Columbia, Lake Mary Crawford and Lake Walthall. Each contains a variety of fish, including bowfin, buffalo, carp and gar. Pole fishing, rod and reel fishing and night fishing with a bow and arrow are allowed. Except for two days a year, a sport fishing license is required.

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Featured lakes in Mississippi

Arkabutla Lake

Arkabutla Lake is a remote retreat about 30 minutes from the city of Tunica in northern Mississippi. It's a great destination for outdoor lovers who like to fish and boat. There are also hunting opportunities nearby.

Ross Barnett Reservoir

Part of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, the Ross Barnett Reservoir near Jackson, Mississippi, is surrounded by 17,000 acres. The reservoir features 22 boat launches and five marinas. There are a wide variety of recreational opportunities nearby, too, including parks, campgrounds, and hiking and biking trails.

Lake Tangipahoa

Lake Tangipahoa is 700-acre freshwater lake in Percy Quin State Park six miles south of McComb, Mississippi. Camping, hiking, water sports and fishing are popular at Lake Tangipahoa. It's stocked with crappie, bass, bream, and catfish. One hundred RV campsites and 27 cabins are located in the park. There's also a 27-hole golf course.


Popular Mississippi lakes

Arkabutla Lake
Bay Springs Lake
Beaverdam Lake
Buzzard Bayou Lake
Enid Lake
Flatland Lake
Grassy Lake
Grenada Lake
Krebs Lake
Lake Adanac
Lake Lowndes
Lake Tangipahoa
Loakfoma Lake
Roebuck Lake
Ross Barnett Reservoir
Tunica Lake


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