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CHEWALLA LAKE RECREATION AREA, MS

part ofNational Forests in Mississippi, US Forest Service
Photo: CHEWALLA LAKE RECREATION AREA PORTAL
Status: Open through Mon Dec 01 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Chewalla Lake Recreation Area is located in the Holly Springs Ranger District in northern Mississippi. Visitors enjoy swimming and relaxing on the sandy beach on the lake shore, as well as canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

Natural Features:

The lake is surrounded by a dense forest of pine and hardwoods, such as sweet gum and oak. Many dogwoods are scattered throughout the campground, creating a beautiful, blooming display in the springtime.

The campground lies on land once used heavily for farming. Erosion has caused deep gullies to form throughout the area, but split-rail fences line the gullies, adding character to the facility.

Recreation:

Chewalla Lake covers 260 acres and is a no-wake lake, making it a perfect location for swimming, canoeing and kayaking. Anglers enjoy fishing for smallmouth bass, bream, crappie and catfish. A boat ramp is located on-site.

Facilities:

The campground offers 19 sites for tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Some sites have electric and water hookups. Flush toilets, showers and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Holly Springs is 8.5 miles northwest of the lake. This charming town is known as the Antebellum Capitol of the mid-south. More than 200 buildings in town are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A variety of dining and shopping options are available, as well as grocery stores and gas stations.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing Pier
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
  • Historic Sites
  • Lodging
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • Click here for more information on Mississippi's National Forests
  • Don't Move Firewood : Help protect our forests! Obtain your firewood near your destination to avoid the spread of pests. Using firewood from outside the area can threaten native trees and forests. Firewood from outside the area is not recommended as some states have quarantines in effect and firewood movement is illegal. Visit don'tmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.73278, -89.33972
34°43'58"N, 89°20'23"W

In Holly Springs, Mississippi at the intersection of State Routes 4 and 7, take Route 4 east 1.4 miles to the Chewalla Lake sign. At the sign, bear right and go 5.7 miles to the Chewalla Lake Recreation Area sign (Forest Route 611/Chewalla Lake Road). Turn left at the sign and go 1.3 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CHEWALLA LAKE RECREATION AREA
726 Chewalla Lake Road
Holly Springs MS 38635

Phone Number:

Information: (662)236-6550
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