Choctaw Lake Day Pass Pass

National Forests in Mississippi

Choctaw Lake Recreation Area offers a range of outdoor opportunities such as picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling. Facilities include 35 picnic sites, 3 picnic pavilions, a swimming area, 2 bath houses with showers and flush toilets, 2 boat ramps, an accessible fishing pier, and a 3-mile hiking trail. The north trailhead for the Noxubee Hills Trail is also located within the recreation area.

For more information please see the Choctaw Lake Recreation Area Brochure. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd772958.pdf

Passes are valid for use of recreation facilities at Choctaw Lake Recreation Area. A pass admits the passholder and accompanying passengers of a single, private (non-commercial) vehicle.

If purchasing your Day Pass on-site, no printed copy of the pass will be available. Instead, your license plate number and the pass stored on your device will be used to confirm compliance. If you purchase a pass in advance, a printed copy of the pass is recommended for your vehicle dashboard.

The pass is valid until 11:59 PM of the date listed on the pass, and only for the date and vehicle specified for this pass. Passes are non-transferrable between operators, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.

The campground and recreation area on the north side of Choctaw Lake close for the winter. Closure and reopening dates vary depending on weather conditions, but closure normally occurs the Sunday after Thanksgiving and reopening on the 2nd weekend in March. The south side of the lake, including the boat launch, fishing areas, trailhead parking, and the Lakeside Trail, is open and requires a pass year-round.