Arkabutla Lake

Whether it’s hunting, fishing, boating, sailing or just enjoying the outdoors, Arkabutla Lake provides a variety of opportunities for all outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. Recreation on the lake provides for some of the best fishing in the southeast and some of the best sailing east of the Mississippi River.

The lake is home to several species of native fish to Mississippi waters, such as Largemouth Bass, Bream, Catfish, and is renowned for producing huge Crappie. There are more than 30,000 acres of land open for public hunting, 229 Class A campsites and 46 primitive campsites, eight boat ramps, two swimming beaches, five playgrounds, 10 picnic areas and Disc golf.

Arkabutla Lake has a Visitor Information Center that offers an array of informational materials, such as, brochures, project regulations, camping information and area maps. You will also find several interesting exhibits and displays that explain the missions of the Corps at Arkabutla Lake. The Visitor Information Center is open weekdays from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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Latitude: 34.765171 Longitude: -90.121271 Elevation: 205 ft

Recreational Opportunities

Hunting, fishing, swimming, picnicing, disc golf, exploring nature trails, camping, equestrian trail, boating and biking.


Day use fee $3.00 boat launching; $1.00 per person/$4.00 per vehicle for beach use; annual pass $30.00.

Accessibility Notes

Many amenities are ADA accessible, such as, a fishing pier, swimming beach and playgrounds in addition to accessible sites in the campgrounds.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs, cats or other pets are not permitted into developed recreational areas, unless penned, caged, on a leash less than 6 feet in length, or otherwise under physical restraint at all times. Horses are not allowed in recreational areas.

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