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part ofTennessee-Tombigbee Waterway - Columbus, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sat Nov 14 2015   Season Dates


The Piney Grove Campground is on Bay Springs Lake, along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in northeastern Mississippi. It's ideal for families and groups of friends looking for lots of water recreation.

Natural Features:

The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway extends 234 miles from the Tennessee River to the junction of the Tombigbee River in Alabama. The man-made waterway connects the nation's midsection of commercial water transportation with the Gulf of Mexico.

Features include ten lock and dams, Gainesville Lake, Aliceville Lake, Columbus Lake and Aberdeen Lake. Overall, the Tenn-Tom waters cover 180,000 acres of public land.


Boat, fish, swim, hike, bike or just sit back and relax on the nine-mile lake. Bay Springs Lake is dotted with recreation areas for a true sampling of the outdoors.


Each of the 141 sites come with electric hookups, a lantern post, impact pad, campfire ring and picnic table. The facility has a pay phone and laundry facilities for added convenience, and the basketball court sees plenty of action.

Nearby Attractions:

Head to the northern tip of Bay Springs Lake for the Paden Overlook Area. Another excellent stopping point is Crows Neck Recreation and Environmental Center.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing Pier
  • Flush Toilets
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Safety equipment and lifejackets are required while boating
  • There is a limit of 4 vehicles per site
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.56889, -88.32722
34°34'8"N, 88°19'38"W

From the intersection of Highway 4 and Highway 30 east in Booneville, MS: take Highway 30 East 11 miles to Burton; turn right on CR3501. Follow for 3 miles and turn left at sign for Piney Grove Recreation Area.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CR 3550 BOX 244
NEW SITE  MS  38859

Phone Number:

Information:  (662)728-1134
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