12. August 2011 10:41
is 40,704 acres of some of the best Crappie fishing in the country. In fact, Arkabutla Lake is rated one of the top five crappie fishing lakes in the nation. Looking for more than crappie? Arkabutla Lake offers great opportunities for large mouth white bass as well as channel and flathead catfish. The park has seven boat launching ramps or rent a boat when you get there! Anyone interested in fishing Arkabutla Lake should consult with local guides and resources before heading out to fish to make the best use of your time out on the lake and dam area.
Arkabutla Lake was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1943 and opens 37,700 acres of land to the public for hunting throughout the year for dove, squirrel, bobwhite quail, rabbit, deer and turkey. If watersports is more your interest, head to Arkabutla Lake for an abundance of sailing or swimming at one of the three beaches. Both tent and RV camping are available on the lake at one of the 333 campsites. Have a picnic at one the many picnic areas or head to the playground.
The Corps of Engineers and DeSoto county Disc Golf Club has rendered an 18-hole disc golf course near Pratt Road below the dam. The Lost Indian Spring Disc Golf Course is 5,623 feet (2,129 steps). Use of the disc golf course is “free”. Located in both Tate and DeSoto counties in north Mississippi, Arkabutla Lake’s remote location is an ideal setting for a serene retreat. Arkabutla Lake is located just 30 minutes from Memphis, TN and Tunica, MS, and just seven miles from Hernando, MS.
17. June 2011 07:10
Fourth of the July weekend is fast approaching and if you are still deciding where to take the family this year, Mississippi has many options from a weekend RV trip to soaking up some sun on the Gulf Coast. Let us help you make that decision and book your plans now!
Into the True Great Wide Open
If wilderness, rugged outdoors and relaxation is what you’re looking for this Fourth of July weekend, we have your spot. The state is covered with camping and RV Parks suitable for every style. Whether just a tent or a full-on RV with all the amenities for the family, we got you covered. Just off of I-20 between Morton and Meridian rests Roosevelt State Park. Named for Theodore Roosevelt and his penchant for conservationism, the park offers over 100 campsites featuring everything from RV parking with water, electricity and sewage, to primitive camping sites with pads for tents. But there’s always more to see. Head south of Meridian to visit Archusa Creek State Park in Quitman. Located on a 450-acre lake off Highway 45 and Highway 18 East, this fisherman's paradise features nearly 70 RV campsites, four cabins and many primitive sites for relaxing between bouts of boating, swimming, sailing, canoeing and a variety of other outdoor activities. Located near the Mississippi Gulf Coast, DeSoto National Forest also offers several campsites to fit the needs of both RVers and tent campers alike. From scenic overlooks, long and winding hiking trails and meandering river tours, the DeSoto National Forest is one of Mississippi’s greatest showcases of natural splendor. Find your Mississippi Campground here
A True Coastal Celebration
Beach Par, one of the pristine parks fronting on the Gulf of Mexico, is the site of the annual 4th of July Celebration
. Thousands of visitors will bring their lawn chairs and blankets to this Mississippi event to watch a spectacular fireworks display launched from barges anchored near the Pascagoula Beach Park Pier. Visitors will be able to take advantage of the newly installed "Splash Pad" at this Mississippi event. They can have a family picnic in the park, walk and fish from the pier and take advantage of the beach area for family activity.
Find a list of 4th of July Celebrations happening throughout the state right here