Puskus Lake

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Puskus Lake Recreation Area is a fairly remote area for those who do not like the big crowds and do not need modern conveniences.  The visitor will discover a pleasant and quiet environment.  This recreation area surrounds a 96 acre lake stocked with largemouth bass and bluegill with occasional crappie or catfish.  Facilities include 19 campsites, 13 picnic sites, boat ramp, fishing piers, and a 1-mile hiking trail.

Puskus Lake Recreation Area is open year-round unless weather conditions require the area to be closed.  Puskus is a fee area and the fee station is located just beyond the entrance gate.  No attendant will be on duty.  Therefore, users should make sure that they have correct currency before arriving at the recreation area.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Fishing open, restroom closed but portable toilet available, no hand-washing facilities available, RV and tent camping 
Fees Daily Fees:
Day Use - $3.00 per vehicle
Camping - $7.00 per vehicle

Passes Honored - Access, Annual, Senior, and MS Adventure
Passes can only be purchased at the District Ranger’s Office.

Annual or MS Adventure Pass: Day Use  - Free
Senior and Access Pass: Day Use - $1.50 per vehicle
Senior and Access Pass: Camping - $3.50 per vehicle
Open Season: Open year-round
Closest Towns: Oxford, MS

General Information


There is one camping site with boat dock access that is accessible.


From Oxford, take state HWY 7 north to state HWY 30. Go east for approximately 9 miles. Turn north on Forest Service Road 2089 and travel 3 miles to the entrance.

Recreation Map

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