Ford's Well Recreation Area is located on the south side of Enid Lake. This recreation area is designed for horse enthusiasts to be able to camp with their horses and to ride a 20.8 mile horse trail. The campground features eighteen campsites with full hook-ups, a shower house, dump station, picnic shelter, playground, six picnic sites, five interpretive buildings that date back to the early 1900s, and a 20.8 mile equestrian trail. The Ford's Well Recreation Area is a point of historical significance as an early 1900s site where many visitors came to either drink or bathe in the therapeutic waters that were produced by Mr. W. B. Ford's water well. It was also a way station for a major stage coach route through North Mississippi. This area is popular among equestrian riders and historians.
The horse-friendly campground has 18 sites, each with a 70 foot RV pad with parking apron, water, electric and sewage hook-ups, charcoal grill, grill table, picnic table, lantern holder, fire ring, and hitching rail for horses. An accessible shower house with flush toilets is located in the middle of the campground. Other amenities in the campground include: A picnic shelter, playground, dump station, horse shower station, horse waste deposit bin, mounting block, and historical interpretive buildings that includes: a water well with gazebo, log cabin, blacksmith shop, outhouse, and barn are located in the campground. Spyglass Hill equestrian trail offers 20.8 miles to ride or walk. Rest stops along the trail includes picnic tables, grills, service tables, swing bench and a prominent peak to provide a view of the lake.
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 reservation.
Picnic shelter may be reserved for $50.00/day.
No Pets in buildings.
No ATV's allowed.
If camping you must have a camping reservation before setting up camping equipment on a site.
There is a distance view of the lake from campsites 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. Spyglass Hill Trail offers outdoor enthusiasts 20.8 miles of moderately hilly terrain with rock outcrops and scenic views of Enid Lake. Visitors hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking along this trail will find numerous locations for viewing the local plants and animal species found in this northern Mississippi Hill County. It a perfect location for capturing a sunset or a rock sculpture made from some of the largest sandstone outcrops in the area.
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, Elvis Presley home. His birthplace is located in nearby Tupelo, Mississippi.
Spyglass Hill Trail offers outdoor enthusiasts 20.8 miles of moderately hilly terrain with rock outcrops and scenic views of Enid Lake. Interpretive programs and guided tours of the buildings are provide on request. Nearby recreation areas on Enid Lake offers access to the lake for boating, fishing, and designated swimming areas.
Enid Lake Field Office P.O. Box 10 Enid MS 38927
For campground inquiries, please call: 662-563-4571
Take Exit 222 off of U.S. Interstate 55 Highway toward Water Valley, MS. Go east on Mississippi Highway 32 for 6.9 miles. Turn left onto County Road 557 for .8 miles and the destination is on the right.