Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Choctaw Lake

Scenic Choctaw Lake Campground wraps around Choctaw Lake in the Tombigbee National Forest of Mississippi. Its location provides visitors with ample opportunities for recreation, including fishing, boating, hiking and biking. A day-use area is popular for picnicking and has a swiming beach

Recreation

Choctaw Lake Recreation Area offers a range of outdoor opportunities, including camping, picnicking, hiking and biking. The lake offers boating, swimming and fishing. Anglers can look forward to a catch of largemouth bass, bream, catfish and crappie.

An accessible walking trail around the lake is available for a leisurely stroll, as well as a moderate skill level, 3-mile trail, that takes off from the campground. A variety of birds and wildlife may be seen along these paths.

Facilities

The campground offers nearly two dozen campsites, some of which are accessible. Additional sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site is equipped with full utility hookups, a picnic table and campfire ring with grill.

Individual and group picnic shelter sites are also available within the day-use area and swimming beach. Accessible flush toilets, showers drinking water are provided. A campground host is on-site.

Natural Features

The campground is situated between smaller Cabin Lake and larger, 100-acre Choctaw Lake. It is near the Natchez Trace Parkway, Noxubee Wildlife Refuge and French Camp, all popular destinations in the area.

Nearby Attractions

The campground is located 5 miles south of the town of Ackerman, 11 miles northwest of Louisville and 20 miles southwest of Starkville.

The Noxubee Hills hiking and biking trailhead is located at the Choctaw Lake Recreation area as well. The 26-mile trail has vault toilets at each end and is rated moderate-to-experienced, for biking and hiking.

The Choctaw Lake recreation area is also within 20 miles of Mississippi State University. Athletic, cultural and scholastic events abound there.

ADA Access: N

Sites
23
Fee Info
Shelter GS1 costs: $40 if less than 50 people. $80 if more than 50 people. Each vehicle using the rented pavilion is required to pay the day use fee of $5, this includes the renter of the pavilion.
Price
$20.00 - $40.00
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Market
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
No Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 55 ft.
Location
Choctaw Lake is located in Mississippi
Latitude
33.2717 N
Longitude
-89.1436 W
Get Directions
Directions
From Jackson, Mississippi, travel Highway 25 north toward Starkville. Turn onto Highway 15 north toward Ackerman, Mississippi, and travel 11 miles to Forest Road 967 to the campground.
2 Reviews of Choctaw Lake
Not for Tent Camping

Pros: Very nice campground. Clean bath houses with showers, beautiful lake with a small beach. Access to mountain bike trails. Verizon cell reception for those going completely out of touch. 

No's: Campsites are on top of each other with very little tree cover. Also, tents cannot be set up on grass; only on their "tent pads." (jagged rocks). I asked the camp host if any sites had actual tent pads instead of rocks and was told no.

First to Review
National Forest lakeside camping

Nice cozy campground on the lake. The campsites are almost all right next to the water, but there isn’t too much tree cover despite very large campsites. This may help a little with increasing breeze since we didn’t have as many bugs as we expected. Yay: Nice little beach for swimming, boating and fishing. All quite clean, water and power at each campsite, great showers. Simple but all you could want.

Nay: Nice hiking trails around the lake, and other great trails nearby.  

Surprise:  Saw eagles and some cute little red birds we couldn’t identify :) There is a disc golf course nearby (but we don’t play).

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