4100-acre lake. Premier destination for bass fishermen. Scenic, majestic clay limestone cliffs overlook picnic areas, hiking trails, playground, and white sand beach. The class A, year-round campground features 92 sites with paved concrete pads, electrical and water hookups. Handicapped accessible. Laundry, bath-house, boat ramp.
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway at Aberdeen
A sailor’s haven, a fisherman’s dream and a draw for hunters, campers and hikers, Arkabutla Lake is just 20 minutes south of Memphis, Tenn. in DeSoto County, Miss. Created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Coldwater River, this 33,000-acre lake has prevailing westerly winds which makes it one of the best sailing lakes in the nation. It has eight boat ramps and 333 campsites, nature trails, picnic areas, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds and swimming beaches. More than 35,600 acres of land surrounding the lake are open to public hunting for waterfowl, small game and large game. Fish in the lake include largemouth and white bass, black and white crappie, channel and flathead catfish, and is rated one of the top-five crappie fishing locations in the U.S. Because of the lake’s turbidity and lack of depth, all game fish tend to stay shallow.
3905 Arkabutla Dam Road
Blue Bluff Campground is located on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and also on peaceful Aberdeen Lake.
20051 Blue Bluff Rd.
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Sites: 92 RV sites (paved), 4 pull-thrus (60'), 88 back-ins (60'), 39 full hookups (89W, 89E), 20/30/50 amps, shaded spots, dump station, handicapped accessible, pet restrictions
Facilities: restrooms, showers, laundry, 6 reservable pavillions
Recreation: swimming, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, hiking trails, biking trails, playgrounds, game courts
Historic Civil War national park site; activity area.
2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38801
2002 Bluecutt Rd.
16 trails on 1300 acres. Trails for bike riding, horseback riding and hiking. Organized rides in the spring and fall. Nature tours, picnic area and campsites with water and electricity. There is also a playground for the children.
230 CR 703
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
The Circle Y Equestrian Center was built in 1999 and opened for business on January 20, 2000. The Bunkhouse sleeps up to 56 people (heat/air). Heated indoor swimming pool, bounce room, horses, petting zoo, 18-hole mini golf, playground area, fishing, campfire-cook-outs, movie room, conference room, and restaurant. Spring Veggie Garden Field Trips, April-May. Circle Y Camps year-round (March, April, November are primetimes). Pumpkin patch, Sept.-Oct. (registration for groups required).
503 County Rd. 512
Corinth, MS 38834
Admission: $6 for Field Trips and Pumpkin Patch
Coldwater River Nature Trail System; scenic 6-mile trail network includes .3-mile Big Oak Interpretive Trail, .5-mile Swinging Bridge (Beaver Pond) Nature Trail, designated natural area; large bald cypress, oaks, beech, 100-year old honey locust trees; marked trails, 2-mile loop-white diamonds; 3-mile loop-yellow diamonds; 5-mile loop-orange diamonds; 3 and 5-mile loops are most interesting; activity area, bath house and boat ramp; 234 developed camping sites, 60 primitive camping sites, fishing, nature trail, picnic area, sailing, skiing and swimming; RV dump station.
3905 Arkabutla Dam Rd.
Coldwater, MS 38618
9,000 acre prime freshwater fishing lake offering Class A camping facilities, water sports, hiking, wildlife viewing, picnicking, and all outdoor recreation on the Tenn-Tom Waterway.
West of Columbus; North to Aberdeen, MS
3606 West Plymouth Rd.
Columbus, MS 39702
Phone: 662.329.1191 or 662.327.2142
www.columbus-ms.org or tenntom.sam.usace.army.mil
Boat marina located just above the Stennis Lock and only 4 miles from downtown; laundry, boat launch, restroom & shower, fuel dock, gas and diesel; biking, picnic area, boating, and activity area.
3249 Wilkins-Wise Rd.
Columbus, MS 39705