POW Lake Recreation Area - DeSoto National Forest

POW Lake Recreation Area - DeSoto National Forest

Operated by the United States Forest Service, POW Lake Recreation Area is located within the De Soto National Forest.  This camp once was used to house German & Italian prisoners during World War II and later used as a Navy rifle range, now only old ammunition bunkers and a few foundations remain.  Camp sites are available on a first come first serve basis and unnumbered with a 7 day stay limit.  There is a 7 acre lake and fishing is allowed.  Note:  All National Forest Campgrounds do not allow alcohol.  Non-fee campground.


Address: Take Highway 49 to Highway 67; turn east on Bethel Road; follow Bethel to four-way stop; continue on Bethel for approximately 4 miles; follow signs to lake area.
City: Saucier
Contact Phone: 601.528.6160
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