Persimmon Hill(Enid Lake)

Oakland, Mississippi

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Overview

Persimmon Hill is a quiet, family-oriented campground that sits along the banks of Enid Lake in the forests of northeast Mississippi.

View a virtual tour of Enid Lake.

Recreation

Enid Lake has been recognized as one of the top 10 fishing locations in America with white crappie, bass and catfish available in abundance. The lake is the home of the world record white crappie, which weighed an impressive 5 pounds, 3 ounces. Fishing tournaments are held annually at the lake.

Hiking trails wind along the lakeshore and throughout the surrounding landscape, offering hiking, biking and horseback riding opportunities.

Boating is a popular pastime on the lake, and boat ramps are provided at the campground.

Facilities

Persimmon Hill Campground offers 72 campsites, along with three large group picnic shelters. Modern amenities like full hookups and flush toilets are provided, and a playground and interpretive trail offer additional recreation opportunities. Picnic areas complete with grills and tables make the area perfect for parties or family trips. In fact, Persimmon Hill has been selected twice as one of America's Top 100 Family Campgrounds.

Natural Features

Enid Lake is part of a dam project on the Yocona River. The dam creates almost 16,000 acres of water for the millions of annual visitors to enjoy. An additional 44,000 acres of thick, green forests surrounding the lake offer countless recreational opportunities for campers, equestrians, hikers and more.

Nearby Attractions

Memphis, Tennessee, located about an hour away, offers plenty of famous tourist attractions.

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Adventures Nearby

  • Hike around Wall Doxey State Park

    Starting from the Ranger station walk North or South which will lead you to the parks nature trail. You'll hike pretty close to the lake the entire time through lots of hardwoods, flora and fauna native to the State of Mississippi. Elevation gain ...

    2.5 miles