Turkey Fork

The recreation area is nestled in the tall pines around an inviting 240-acre lake. Turkey Fork Lake provides excellent fishing, swimming and boating opportunities. The lake is stocked with catfish, bass, and bluegill.Recreational opportunities at Turkey Fork include fishing, water sports, camping, picnicking, and hiking. Special features can be found at each activity area.With all of these opportunities, a visit to Turkey Fork Recreation Area will provide its visitors with an enjoyable outdoor experience and memories to take home.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 6:00AM to 10:00PM for boat launch
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Entrance Fees: $5.00/vehicle per day[Over 6 people, add $1.00 per person] [Covers Day Use, Picnic Area, \& Boat Launch] * Use Fee TubesCampground Fees: $20.00/campsite/per night at the full service camping area $5.00/campsite/per night at the tent camping area [Covers use of all other Areas] * Use Fee Tubes
Open Season: January
Water: Water fountains
Restroom: Flush toilet at tent camping area

General Information

Directions: Turkey Fork Recreation Area is located approximately 40 miles from Hattiesburg, 44 miles from Laurel, and 75 miles from Mobile, Alabama.From Hattiesburg, travel east on U.S. Hwy. 42 approximately 21 miles to Richton. From Richton, continue east on Hwy. 42 approximately 12 miles to Sandhill. Follow the signs from Sandhill.From Laurel, travel south on Hwy. 15 approximately 27 miles to Richton. Turn left onto U.S. Hwy 42 and follow the above directions from Richton to Turkey Fork.From Mobile, Alabama, drive approximately 55 miles on U.S. Hwy. 45 North to the MS-AL state lines and travel west on Hwy. 42 for 19 miles to Turkey Fork Road. Turn left (south) and travel two miles to Turkey Fork Recreation Area.


Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

Double Campsites are #1, #6, #12, #19 Bathhouse Maximum stay - 14 days Open Year-Round
Reservation Info$20.00/campsite/per night
Hookup - WaterYes
Fire InformationFire Grills & Rings
No. of Sites20
Dump StationsYes
Hookups - ElectricYes - 30 amp \& 20 amp
Pavement Type for ParkingPaved Accessibility

Campground Camping

Access to the day-use bath-house, showers and flush toilets
Reservation Info$5.00/campsite/per night
Fire InformationFire rings and lantern posts
No. of Sites8
No. of Accessible sitesAll accessible tables


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Water Activities

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Toilets Vault (primitive) toilet
Picnic tables
Areas & Activities


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