Hickory Ridge Recreation Area is a day use area located on the north side of Enid Dam. Amenities include three comfort stations/shower houses, an amphitheater, beach, a life jacket loaner board station, a basketball court, two group picnic shelters, 38 picnic sites, and two playgrounds. This area is popular among visitors who are interested in swimming, playing basketball and enjoying family picnic. The amphitheater is ideal for weddings and special events The amphitheater offers a cover stage area, rows of benches for attendees and security lights.
The day uses offers 38 individual picnic sites that includes a grill, a serve table and picnic table. An accessible shower house with flush toilets and two comfort stations with flush toilets are located in this area. Other amenities includes a playground, an amphitheater, two picnic shelters, beach outdoor showers, two life jacket loaner boards and a beach. One picnic shelter is located near playground and a comfort station. The other picnic shelter is located near shower house and overlook the lake/beach area. Amphitheater can seat up to 150 individuals and is ideal for weddings and special events and programs.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds all visitors that a face mask is required in all USACE buildings and facilities. Masks must also be worn outdoors on USACE-managed lands and recreation areas if physical distancing cannot be met. Visitors actively engaged in water-related activities with a clear and immediate risk of masks becoming wet may temporarily forgo wearing masks. These activities include but are not limited to swimming, waterskiing, riding on personal watercraft, kayaking,, and other boating related activities. Physical distancing must always be maintained whenever possible.
America Beautiful Senior and Access card are not accepted for picnic shelter and amphitheater reservations.
Picnic shelters and amphitheater may be reserved for $50.00/day.
No Pets in buildings or on beach.
No ATV's allowed.
There is a beach fee of $5.00.
Area is closed from October 1 to April 1.
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There is a view of the lake from pavilions, picnic sites, and amphitheater but they are nestled among towering native pine and oak trees. The surrounding woods provide habitat for squirrels, raccoons, chipmunks, deer, butterflies, and variety of birds. This day use area is off Interstate I55 and easily assessable to visitors. It a perfect location for a day at the lake to picnic, swim or to spend the day.
The nearby towns of Water Valley and Batesville, Mississippi offers shopping, hotels, restaurants and emergency care facilities if needed. Memphis, Tennessee, approximately 60 miles, offers tours of Graceland, home of Elvis Presley. His birthplace is located in nearby Tupelo, Mississippi.
Hickory Ridge offers 38 individual picnic sites and two picnic shelters for family gathering/reunions with a scenic views of Enid Lake. There is playground for the children and beach area for swimmers. Nearby recreation areas on Enid Lake offers access to the lake for boating and fishing.
Enid Lake Field Office P.O. Box 10 264 CR 39 Enid MS 38927
Take exit 233 off of Interstate 55 toward Enid Lake. Go east on County Road 36 for .8 miles. Take a left on to County Road 38 for .6 miles. Take a right on County Road 38 and you have arrived at the destination.