Arkabutla Lake and State Park is located in southern Desoto County (Hernando) and northwest Tate County. The park features a 33,400-acre lake and 37,700 acres of public hunting land. The park offers recreational facilities including three Class A campgrounds with electricity, water, hot showers, flush comfort stations, and sewage dump stations. There are five day use areas with over 500 picnic sites, picnic pavillions, sand beaches, and boat ramps.
Arkabutla Lake has some of the best crappie fishing in the country and in 2007, Bass Pro Shops sponsored a Crappie Masters Tournament there. In addition to crappie, you can find largemouth bass and catfish. When you think of Mississippi, you probably don't think of sailing, but Arkabutla Lake has a reputation for being the "windiest lake between Lake Michigan and the Gulf", making it an attraction for sailing enthusiasts.
Arkabutla Lake is the U.S. Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District's northern-most flood control project within the Yazoo River Basin. The dam was constructed on the Coldwater River in Tate and Desoto Counties and was completed in 1943.
Whether you are looking for a serious fishing spot; a camping get-away; a spot for a family reunion; or just a Sunday picnic spot, Arkabuta Lake and State Park has a lot to offer. For more information, visit the Army Corp of Engineers site HERE.
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Pam Simpson is an Assoc. Broker with Bob Leigh & Associates, LLC in Northwest MS.
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