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Sardis Lake Field Office
2400 Highway 315 Scenic Route
Sardis MS 38666

Phone: 662-563-4531
FAX: 662-487-3127

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Our GPS coordinates are:

N 34 degrees 25.245 minutes;
W 89 degrees 48.661 minutes

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Welcome to Sardis Lake


Welcome to Sardis Lake, we are glad you have decided to learn more about our lake and know you will have a good time once you get here.  Whether you are planning for a day or a week; or if you are into the outdoors, hunting, fishing, boating or camping, you are going to discover a wide selection of activity options.  Sardis Lake stretches over 98,000 acres through Panola, Lafayette and Marshall counties in beautiful Northwest Mississippi.  Come explore and discover for yourself our forest, lakes and recreational activities.  For a complete listing of all we have to offer look over the rest of our web site and start planning your next getaway today.

Sardis 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 that explain the missions of the Corps at Sardis Lake.  The Visitor Information Center is open weekdays from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 

You can now visit Sardis 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!

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Sardis Lake News & Events


High Water Update

Recent rainfall events have caused lake levels to rise and affect several areas at Sardis Lake. Some outlying roads to access areas on the upper reaches of the lake may have water across portions of them. Visitors are urged to use caution in these areas and particularly to heed any warning signs that they may encounter. Entering these areas, especially at night, could be dangerous as water levels continue to rise.

Engineer Point: low water ramp is closed

Hurricane Landing: Boat Ramp- low water ramp and road closed

Teckville Landing: low water ramp is closed

Baker's Field access: water over road

Riverside access: water over road

Hay's Crossing: water over shoreline access road 






Upcoming Events

No events scheduled at this time.

For more information about special events, or if you are interested in sponsoring/scheduling an event, contact the Sardis Lake Field Office at



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 up to $20,000 and imprisonment for disturbing these 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 at 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.
  • while skiing or being pulled by a vessel, regardless of vessel length.
  • on powered vessels 16 to 26 feet in length whenever under power by the main propulsion unit.
  • on powered vessels less than 16 feet in length or on non-powered vessels regardless of length.

For more information, contact the Sardis Lake Field Office at 662.563.4531 or the MS Project Management Office at 662.578.3873



Rules for Sardis Lake Archery Area  

The following rules are in effect at the Sardis Lake Archery Area. All hunters must have a permit prior to engaging in any hunting activity within the archery area. Permits must be picked up in person at the Sardis Lake Field Office. A hunter survey is included on the back of the permit form. It must be filled out and returned to the Sardis Lake Field Office or placed in a drop box at one of two check-in stations at the conclusion of each season.

The archery area is located near on either side of Sardis Dam and offers over 1,000 acres for archery only hunting. Hunters may use long bows, recurves, and compound bows. Seasons, bag limits, and other regulations are set by the MS Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.  For more information please contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sardis Lake Field Office (662) 563-4531.



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