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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 provides runoff and precipitation control  in the Yocona River drainage basin.


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 Enid 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 



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USACE Vicksburg District to offer daily, annual day use passes online for Mississippi lakes

​VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District announces that Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada Lake visitors can purchase daily and annual day use passes online.

Beginning mid-June, visitors will be able to purchase activity passes for boat ramp and swimming area use through the website or the mobile app (available through the App Store or Google Play).

Visitors can purchase passes in the recreation areas by scanning QR codes on signs or from anywhere using computers, mobile devices, and smartphones. Visitors that purchase annual passes will have 14 days to visit any of the Mississippi lakes field offices to receive the physical hang tag for that pass.

The activity passes expand opportunities at the Mississippi Lakes. Camping and picnic shelter reservations at each of the lakes are also made through the service. For many years, payment for these activities has been cash-only through the use of honor vaults in the areas. With the increased use and security of mobile payments, alternatives to cash are becoming preferred methods. Honor vaults will be removed once the QR code system is implemented and monitored to make sure it functions as needed. Cash payments can still be made for daily and annual passes, as well as America the Beautiful passes at each of the field offices.

For more information, please contact the north Mississippi lakes field offices:

Arkabutla Lake: 662-562-6261

Sardis Lake: 662-563-4531

Enid Lake: 662-563-4571

Grenada Lake: 662-226-5911

The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana, that holds nine major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The Vicksburg District is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.



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.