P.O.W. Lake Recreation Area

National Forests in Mississippi, Near Forest, Mississippi

P.O.W. Lake Recreation Area does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


This recreation site lies beside a 7-acre lake at the southern end of the Tuxachanie National Recreation Hiking Trail.  This is an abandoned World War II German Prisoner of War Camp and Navy rifle range. The old ammunition bunkers are still present.  This rustic area provides primitive camping, fishing, and hiking.  The lake provides fishing opportunities for bass, bream, white perch, and catfish.  There are no restrooms or drinking water.  The lake has foot access only.

The P.O.W. Lake Recreation Area is open year-round unless weather conditions require the area to be closed. No user fees required.