Outdoor Recreation

Lakes, Rivers, and Parks

Kemper County Lake opened in 1984. It is the second largest state fishing lake operated by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Most anglers fish for largemouth bass. The lake also has good populations of large bluegill and shellcrackers.Two fishing piers are available at the south end of the lake. The boat ramps can accommodate boats of all sizes. Sport fishing licenses are required to fish with the exception of July 4. Fishing permits are also required.

  • Kemper County Lake
    2119 Kemper County Lake Road
    DeKalb, MS  39328

Location: Kemper County, 4 miles northwest of DeKalb off Hwy. 397
Size: 652 acres
Facilities: Boat ramp, 44 camping pads with water and electrical hookups, pavilion, picnic areas with grills

Skiing: Daily, noon to sunset.

Lake Officer: Britt Harris (601) 743-5505

Golf Courses

Choctaw, Mississippi

Macon, Mississippi – Lauderdale County

  • Pineview Country Club & Pool
    Piney Woods Road
    Macon, MS  39341

Meridian, Mississippi

Philadelphia, Mississippi

Hunting & Fishing

  • Kemper Lake
    2119 Kemper Lake Road
    DeKalb, MS  39328

www.mdwfp.com Second largest lake in Mississippi, 44 camping spaces set in a beautiful rural setting, walking trails and bath house.


  • Timberview Lodge
    11705 Firetower Road
    Porterville, MS  39352