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Enid Lake Field Office
264 County Road 39
Enid, MS 38927

Phone: 662-563-4571
FAX: 662-563-2481

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Welcome to Enid Lake

 

Enid Lake is one of the four lakes in North Mississippi operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Construction on the Enid Lake Project began in 1947 and was completed in December 1952. Enid Lake is part of the Yazoo Headwater Project, which was designed to help protect the Mississippi Delta from flooding. Although the primary mission of Enid Lake is Flood Risk Management, other important missions include Environmental Stewardship, Recreation Management, Natural Resource Management, Water Supply and Support to Others. Enid Lake is located approximately 1 mile off U.S. Interstate-55, 72 miles south of Memphis, TN and 140 miles north of Jackson, MS. The Enid Project encompasses over 44,000 acres and is visited each year by more than 1.5 million visitors.

 

At Enid Lake you will find some of the most modern camping facilities in the region. Our campgrounds are extremely popular among camping enthusiasts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake maintains and operates 5 Class A campgrounds which include: Wallace Creek, Persimmon Hill, Chickasaw Hill, Ford's Well and Water Valley Landing. Enid Lake not only provides premier camping opportunities, but offers many other recreational opportunities including hiking, boating, swimming, picnicking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. Enid Lake has been recognized as one of America’s Top 10 Fishing Spots, and Enid’s Persimmon Hill Campground has been selected as one of America’s Top 100 Family Campgrounds twice by the National Recreation Reservation Service. Not only is Enid Lake a camper's dream, it is also home of the world record white crappie which weighed an impressive 5 pounds 3 ounces.

 

Enid Lake has a Visitor Information Center that offers an array of informational materials, such as, brochures, project regulations, camping information and area maps.  You will also find several interesting exhibits and displays that explain the missions of the Corps at Enid Lake.  The Visitor Information Center is open weekdays from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 

Browse our website to learn more about Enid Lake.  Then stop in for a visit.  We look forward to serving you!

 

 You can now visit Enid Lake from the comfort of your own computer! Click on the link below to check out the Sardis Lake Virtual Tour. You can view a campsite, see pavilions, or just do some sightseeing. Click on a recreation area on the map to see 360 degree photos in that area!

                                                    ENID LAKE VIRTUAL TOUR

 

NEW OFF ROAD VEHICLE RULES

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Enid Lake News & Events

Upcoming Events at Enid Lake

May 19-21 Southern Traditional Archery Tournament

For more information about the events listed above or if you would like to schedule an event, call the Enid Lake Field Office at 662-563-4571. 


FISH STRUCTURE PLACEMENT REGULATION

All persons placing structure(s) in Sardis, Arkabutla, Grenada, and Enid lakes must abide by the terms outlined in the following regulations according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) Title 36.

The placement of untreated, wooden structures in the lake basin for the purpose of fish habitat is authorized. Artificial wooden "grabbling structures" are also authorized. Natural structures may not be altered and used to "hand fish" from. Other structures made of plastic, PVC, metal, and other non-biodegradable materials are NOT allowed. Any person(s) installing a structure not in compliance with this regulation may be subject to a citation under Title 36.

The placement of trees are allowed along with an appropriately sized anchoring device which may be made of concrete, brick, or stone. Any anchor(s) other than these approved materials will be in violation and subject to fines and penalties.

Structures may not be placed within 300 feet of any designated swimming area or beach. These structures should not be placed in any areas  where they may become boating hazards such as directly below or adjacent to any boat ramp.


Cultural Resource Protection – Visitors are reminded that the removal of historical and archaeological features (material from old house sites, arrowheads, human remains, etc.) is prohibited. 

If caught, looters face arrest, fines of up to $20,000 and imprisonment for disturbing these safeguarded areas.


 

Life Jackets are Mandatory at MS Lakes

The following life jacket rules are being enforced at all four of the Vicksburg District-North Mississippi lakes – Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid, and Grenada:


• All persons must wear a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket at all times while swimming outside of designated swimming areas.


• All persons must wear a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket at all times while skiing or being pulled by a vessel, regardless of vessel length.


• All persons must wear a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket on powered vessels 16 to 26 feet in length whenever under power by the main propulsion unit.


• All persons must wear a US Coast Guard-approved life jacket at all times on powered vessels less than 16 feet in length or on non-powered vessels regardless of length.

For more information, contact the Enid Lake Field Office at 662.563.4571 or the MS Project Management Office at 662.578.3873 or 662.712.1201.

 


 Rules for Safe Operation of Off-Road Vehicles at Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid, and Grenada Lakes. CLICK HERE!

 


The Vicksburg District has a new APP!

The app is a great source for learning about the services offered by the District. Here are some of the items contained in the app:

• Water level observations for the District and forecasts from the National Weather Service

• Info on how to sell your goods and services to the Corps of Engineers

• Social media, news and photos from the District’s Public Affairs Office

• Info from the District’s Emergency Management Office for times of crisis

• Permitting info and notices from our Regulatory Office

• Tons of info on all of the recreation areas in the District

• Free map downloads of maps of major rivers including the Mississippi

• Ways to find our offices in the District and contact us here at HQ