Fall Recreational Activities Are Plentiful At Lake
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake would like to remind visitors that outdoor recreational opportunities are offered during the fall and winter seasons at Enid Lake. These activities include camping, hunting, boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking and more.
Class A camping is available at Wallace Creek, Persimmon Hill, Chickasaw Hill, and Ford’s Well Campgrounds. Class C camping will be available at Long Branch, and Plum Point Campgrounds. Currently, Class A camping rates range from $10 to $18 a night depending on site location, and Class C camping rates are $6 a night. Beginning Nov. 1, off season rates will go into effect for camping. Rates will be $10 and $12 at Wallace Creek and Persimmon Hill campgrounds, depending on site location; $10 at Chickasaw Hill and Ford’s Well campgrounds; and $5 at Plum Point and Long Branch campgrounds.
On Nov. 1, Woodpile Loop in Wallace Creek, and the Hickory Ridge and Persimmon Hill Day Use Areas will close, and on Dec. 1, Lipes Bluff Loop in Wallace Creek will close.
Enid Lake Personnel would also like to remind all of the fall visitors to keep safety in mind while participating in fall activities.
Whether enjoying fall fishing or just a pleasant day on the lake, Corps officials remind the public that Enid Lake continues the annual draw down of the lake, and potential hazards may become present during the lower lake levels, which do not normally exist during the higher recreation pool levels.
These hazards can be stumps, mud flats, and shallow water. Use extreme caution when navigating, and always wear your personal floatation device.
Enid Lake is presently at lake level 242.12 with the gates opened a total of 1.5 feet.
For those who enjoy hiking or those preparing for the upcoming hunting season, pay close attention where you step while traveling through the dense thickets or along the edge of the trails over the next couple of weeks. Snake bites and yellow jacket stings always end a perfect day in the woods.
Enid Lake Staff would also like to remind hunters who are preparing for the upcoming hunting season to be sure and take extreme caution when planting wildlife food plots, checking tree stands, and sighting in rifles. Always practice the buddy system and let someone know where you are going, and what time you will be returning.
For those who enjoy the wildlife viewing platform at Springdale Wildlife Management Area, we would like to remind you of the Springdale Wildlife Management Area Deer Hunt, which runs from October 22 – November 19, 2010. When venturing into the outdoors during hunting season be sure and wear hunters orange at all times.
Enid Lake Rangers would like to remind all visitors that Panola and Yalobusha Counties are currently under a burn ban until further notice. Lake visitors are urged to use extreme caution when utilizing outdoor grills and fire rings. The ranger staff asks that visitors keep fires small, all burning materials contained within fire rings and grills, and ensure campfires and grills are never left unattended.
For more information on camping, fall recreational opportunities, lake levels, hunter safety tips, or burn bans contact the Enid Lake Field Office at 662-563-4571 or visit www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Lakes/ms/enid/.