Camp at Choctaw Lake Recreation Area

Added by Josh & Michele

The Choctaw Lake Recreation Area provides both tent and RV camping, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, paddling, boating, and fishing.

The Choctaw Lake Recreation Area is great, as it provides opportunities for so many different recreational activities. Its two lakes can host various water activities (i.e. swimming, paddling, fishing, etc.). Cabin Lake is the smaller of the two lakes and is also the calmest. Then there is the 100-acre Choctaw Lake, which feeds into the Noxubee River and offers boating, swimming, and fishing. Anglers can look forward to a catch of largemouth bass, bream, catfish, and crappie.

The campground offers nearly two dozen campsites with accessible toilets, showers, and drinking water. Make your campsite reservations here:

The 40-mile-long Noxubee Hills Bike Trail is rated moderate-to-experienced for biking and hiking, but there are shorter, easier trails to hike. I hiked the 2.7-mile-long Lake Side Trail, which circles Choctaw Lake. For a trail map, visit the following link:

Please take all trash out with you, be sure to take plenty of pictures, and have a great day out in nature!

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Stand Up Paddle
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Swimming Hole


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Just a 2 hour drive from home. It was amazing little Sunday afternoon with my wife. We enjoyed the day hiking then went for a short kayak. Very much worth the drive. Will be back

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over 2 years ago

There is so much to do at Choctaw Lake!

Mountain biking, trail running, hiking, photography, camping, swimming, kayaking... did I forget anything? I'm sure I missed something, but you get the picture, there is a ton of different outdoor activities that you can do here.

A Jewel For Outdoor Rec

Choctaw Lake is an excellent spot for a weekend stay. The tent sites are clean and there are a number of hookups for RVs. There is an extensive trail system that is well maintained for Mountain Biking and running. Miles of trails. Many miles. This area hosted the first annual Mississippitopia Outdoor Recreation Symposium and drew representatives from several of the universities in the state as well as a few out of state visitors. Do yourself a favor and visit this site.

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