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


Bay Springs Lake

Bay Springs Lake is part of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The 6,700-acre lake offers incredible recreational opportunities, including boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, hiking and camping. Tubing, canoeing, sailing, and waterskiing are all permitted, and the spotted bass fishing is outstanding.

Lake Lowndes

Lake Lowndes is located within the Lake Lowndes State Park. The park offers fishing, camping, as well as facilities for football, tennis and softball.

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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