Hernando Point Recreation Area sits along Arkabutla Lake and Dam in the hills of northwest Mississippi. The dam project is on the Coldwater River and offers some of the best sailing east of the Mississippi River.
Families come to Arkabutla Lake to enjoy the great outdoors by fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and biking.
Wildlife management areas around Arkabutla Lake boast a combined 30,000 acres of public hunting lands where whitetail deer, wild turkeys, quail and waterfowl roam.
Several trails wind around the lake and throughout the nearby landscape. The Coldwater River Nature Trail System encompasses two hiking trails as well as an interpretive trail that helps educate hikers on the wildlife and ecosystem. The Swinging Bridge Nature Trail is also nearby, and includes a section of land that was part of the river prior to the dam being built. This trail is also an interpretive educational trail.
Thousands of people each year visit Arkabutla Lake to go fishing. The lake is home to several species of native fish to Mississippi waters, such as largemouth bass, bream, catfish and crappie.
This year-round campground offers 83 family sites and one group day-use shelter, all with electric hookups. Amenities like flush toilets, showers and drinking water provide a comfortable camping experience for guests.
The campground is situated on the waterfront, among rolling hills forested with a shady mixture of oak, hickory, beech, sweet gum and birch trees.
The Lost Indian Spring Disc Golf Course is just below the Arkabutla Dam near Pratt Road. The course has 18 holes and is free to the public.
The Senatobia Wetlands project is just a 30-minute drive from the park. It provides visitors with educational displays and an area to observe wildlife and waterfowl.
Charges & Cancellations
Once your reservation has been crated, there will be a $10.00 fee to cancel and a $10.00 fee to change your site or dates. Cancellations made the day before, or up to the day after your arrival date will also be charged the first nighs use fee. No-shows are charged a $20.0.0 fee plus the first nights use fee. If your reservation is for 1 night, and you have been charged the first nights use fee, there is no $10.00 service fee.
ADA Access: N
The COE has been working on upgrading different sections of the campground at this location! It's nice to see places put money back into their campgrounds! The bathrooms are older, but well maintained and very clean. They don't have the typical amenities of a State Park, but this is a great weekend getaway location. The camping is slightly cheaper as well. A local group has worked hard to establish a few walking trails. We didn't get to check the trails out due to Spring flooding. The lake was also extremely high, but that is typical in the Spring. Not sure what happened, but the campground lost water pressure when we were there. They had someone on site early Sunday morning to repair the problem once it was discovered. There is a playground in the day use area, but not the camping area. There is a basketball court behind one of the bathrooms that several kids were using. We also had a large open field next to our campsite to play frisbee and wiffle ball.
We love this place! Clean, and quiet, with good sized sites.
We only stayed one night, and moved on. We were just passing through. Lots of sites are waterfront. There were lots of trails available, but we didn't have time to explore. Each site has electric and water, but still only $20.
Very reasonably priced included water and electric.
Very clean restrooms and shower areas. Site had grill, fire ring, and picnic table. Water and electric hookup
The campground sits off of Lake Arkabutla and has 80+ water/electric sites. The lake was low, low, low. As there were only about 5 other campers there, we had our choice of sites! Although we could have had a waterfront site, we chose 75 as it was quite large and private. It's a nice campground but one that does not appear to be utilized much. It's a little off the beaten path and it is not near any attractions (which was fine with us). It seems that this is one of the campgrounds that has suffered due to budget cuts. It's a no frills type of park and, because of the lake level, swimming is currently banned. It looks like it could be a great place to call home when the lake levels are up.