top 10 big lakes in mississippi
Columbus Lake:If you are a fan of water-based activities, you will enjoy water skiing, tubing, boating, and fishing, all available on the 9,000 acres (36 km²) of freshwater.
Aberdeen Lake: is a man-made reservoir on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in northeast Mississippi, dammed by the Aberdeen Lock and Dam in 1981. The US Army Corps of Engineers manages the 4121-acre.
Arkabutla Lake: is the smallest and shallowest of the “Big Four” flood control reservoirs (FCRs) in northern Mississippi, with a summer pool of 11,870 acres (48 km²).
Bay Springs Lake:The lake is 6,700 acres (27.11 km²) in size and has 133 miles of recreational shoreline for day use and overnight accommodations. Visitors can use a 150-boat marina.
Grenada Lake: Its construction began in 1954, following the devastating floods of the Great Flood of 1927, and it now encompasses over 35,000 acres (140 km²) of surface area.
Ross R Barnett Reservoir: It covers 33,000 acres (134 km²) and has 105 miles of shoreline, offering 16 parks, 22 boat launches, and various hiking and mountain biking trails.
Enid Lake:Although most of Enid Lake sits in Yalobusha County, the 6,100-acre (24.69 km²) lake also extends into Panola and Lafayette counties. Enid Lake is most known for its camping options.
Lake Washington: a 3,000-acre (12.14 km²) oxbow lake that used to be part of the Mississippi River, but it drifted east at approximately 1300 AD. The double-crescent-shaped lake is rich in history.
Sardis Lake:is the state’s largest and most picturesque lake, but the fun-filled recreational opportunities are what draw millions of visitors annually.
Okatibbee Reservoir: It is an 11,000-acre multipurpose project, but the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has a wildlife management license for about 7,000 acres of land.