Choctaw Lake


Choctaw Lake Recreation Area offers a range of outdoor opportunities such as camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling. Facilities include 18 campsites with utility hookups, 35 picnic sites, three picnic pavilions, swimming area, two bath houses with showers and flush toilets, two boat ramps, accessible fishing pier, and a 3-mile hiking trail.

 Choctaw Lake Recreation Area is open seasonally. Choctaw 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.


At a Glance

Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Day Use - $5.00 per vehicle, per day
Camping - $20.00 per vehicle, per day (Camping $14.00 and Hookup $6.00)

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

Day Use - Free (Users with Annual or MS Adventure honor passes.)
Day Use - $2.50 per vehicle, per day (Users with Access and Senior honor passes receive a 50% discount.)
Camping - $13.00 per vehicle, per day (Users with Access and Senior honor passes receive a 50% discount. There is no discount given on hookup fee.)
Open Season: Open seasonally. Call the Tombigbee District Office at 662-285-3264 before you visit.

General Information


This recreation area is accessible.


From Jackson, MS, take state HWY 25 north toward Starkville. Turn onto state HWY 15 north toward Ackerman, MS and travel 11 miles to Forest Service Road 967 to the entrance.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Picnic tables 35 picnic sites, two picnic pavilions
Drinking water
Toilets Flush toilets
Boat ramp Two boat ramps
Tent camping 18 campsites with utility hookups