Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

Us Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi.

The Tenn-Tom Waterway is an outdoor enthusiasts' paradise. From picnicking to fishing to camping, the Tenn-Tom has it all. The river section of the waterway stretches from Demopolis, Alabama north to Amory, Mississippi and encompasses 149 miles and four locks and dams. The Canal Section of the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway stretches North from Amory, Mississippi to Jamie L. Whitten Lock and Dam near Dennis, Mississippi. Forty-six miles in length, it has a total of five locks and dams. The Divide Section of the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway begins at Jamie L. Whitten Lock and Dam and runs North for 39 miles to Yellow Creek on Pickwick Lake near the Tennessee border.

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  • Waterway Management Center (Columbus): From US 82, Exit at US45/Plymouth Bluff Access Road Exit and go North. Go Left on Old West Point Road 1 mi to right on Right Bank Access Road to right on West Plymouth Road. Phone: (662)327-2142
  • Tom Bevill Visitor Center: From Pickensville, AL, Highway 14, S 1 mi to Tom Bevill Visitor Center. Phone: (205)373-8705.
  • Jamie L. Whitten Historic Center: From Fulton, MS exit North from 178 onto N. Cummings Street to John Rankin Highway. The center is on the left, 100 Campground Road, Fulton, MS Phone: (662) 862-5414
  • Bay Springs Resource Office: From Dennis, MS, Highway 4, W 5 mi to Bay Springs Visitor Center. 82 Bay Springs Resource Rd., Dennis, MS. Phone: (662) 454-3481

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