Okhissa Lake

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Welcome to the Homochitto National Forest and beautiful Okhissa Lake, a 1075-acre recreational lake for fishing, boating, picknicking and a seasonal swimming area. Okhissa Lake currently offers many amenities and additional improvements are planned for the future. Please recreate safely and enjoy your visit. If you have a great day on the lake, remember to tell your friends and neighbors and help boost the economy in Franklin and surrounding counties. Features 3 gravel parking areas and 39 miles of shoreline.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day Use Only Area - Sunrise to Sunset (Except for Special-Use Events)
Fees Cars and Trucks: $5.00 per vehicle
School buses, bicycles, walk-ins: $1.00 per person
Senior Pass : $2.50 per vehicle
Access Pass : $2.50 per vehicle
Annual Pass : free
MS Adventure Pass: free
Restrictions: The following activities are not permitted at Okhissa Lake at this time:
  • Camping
  • Hunting
  • Discharging firearms, air rifles, gas guns
  • Fishing with trotlines, yo-yos, nets, throw lines, jugs or hand-grabbing
  • Swimming from the shoreline
  • Horseback riding and use of pack animals
  • Operating unlicensed trail bikes, ATVs and other low-PSI vehicles in the recreation area
  • Abandoning your vehicle or parking in a way that violates posted instructions
Restroom: Yes

General Information


Okhissa Lake Recreation Area is located 3 miles south of Bude, MS off Highway 98.

Recreation Map

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