Enjoy the great outdoors like never before when you visit beautiful Grenada Lake, the largest body of water in Mississippi. With nearly 36,000 acres of water, 148 miles of shoreline, 16 boat ramps,49 areas for primitive and 311 Class A camping 6 public beaches and 5 playgrounds, Grenada Lake is perfect for camping, fishing, swimming, boating and jet‑skiing, basketball courts, softball fields, nature trails and playgrounds offer year ’round fun at Grenada Lake. Hugh White State Park is located nearby with cabins, campground, and other facilities, such as a lodge and a pool. Grenada Lake is the perfect spot for family fun or as a week-end get-away or as a hunter’s haven. Sportsmen should contact the Grenada Tourism Commission for hunting and fishing regulations.
The Great Outdoors
Families and outdoor enthusiasts will certainly enjoy Grenada and all it has to offer from Grenada Lake to the Lofton Archery Classic and the National Fox Hunt. With nearly 36,000 acres of recreation surface water and 148 miles of shoreline in the summer, Grenada Lake is the largest body of water in Mississippi. Boasting 16 boat landings, six public beaches and camping areas for primitive and Class A camping, the area is perfect for swimming, jet-skiing, boating and bass and crappie fishing. Six basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, softball fields, fitness trails, nature/hiking/bird watching trails and children’s playgrounds round out the Grenada Lake Project which is operated, maintained and managed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District. The 90,000-acre multiple use project is managed for flood control, public recreation, conservation of fish and wildlife and the proper stewardship of public forests. Formed in 1954 for flood control in the Yazoo River Basin, Grenada Dam protects 1,209,000 acres against flooding each year. The dam is earth filled and measures 2.6 miles in length. Learn More About Outdoor Activities.
This 9,483 acre WMA is as diverse and unique a public area as there is in the state. Mature stands of upland red and white oaks, loblolly, and beech trees with wildlife openings dominate the hill section while more water tolerant oak, ash, elm, maple and cypress are in the delta section. Wild turkey, white-tailed deer and squirrels call Malmaison home and provide excellent hunting. The Yalobusha River, Oxbow Lakes and swamps provide great fishing. There is a two mile nature/historical trail that gives the hiker an opportunity to see a historical cemetery, home site and hill forests.
The Dogwoods Golf Course at Hugh White State Park takes full advantage of the natural beauty surrounding Grenada Lake. Deep woods enclose undulating fairways leading to large, inviting greens. A variety of tee boxes give each hole a different look and play, giving long hitters a challenge while giving opportunity to those with less distance. A nature lover’s course, The Dogwoods was carved out of the forest with only necessary clearing. The hilly layout demands sharp skills and accurate ball-striking. The Dogwoods will be a favorite of every golfer that plays the course