Clear Springs Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
A strip of land with a small pavilion jutting out into a clear lake surrounded by forests.

Nestled among pine covered hills, you will find a cool, 12-acre spring-fed lake, which offers a variety of recreation opportunities for everyone. Camping, swimming, fishing and picnicking are available at the lake and four mountain bike and hiking trails begin within the recreation area. This area has steep terrain. The roads within the recreation area are paved with slopes greater than 8 percent. 

Fully accessible cement access routes connect the parking area, pavilion, amphitheater and restrooms. There are no accessible routes to the beach or fishing areas. The bathhouses are fully accessible. Some accessible campsites and accessible parking spaces are available. Boat trailers are prohibited.

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At a Glance

Fees: Day Use Fees:
Cars and trucks: $5 per vehicle
Senior and Access Pass: $2.50 per vehicle
Commercial vehicles, walk-ins and bicycles: $1 per person
Senior and Access Pass: $.50 per person
MS Adventure Pass: free
Annual Pass: free

Camping Fees:
Campsite with hookups: $20 per night
Senior and Access Pass: $13 per night
Annual Pass: no camping benefits
MS Adventure Pass: no camping benefits
Restrictions: Boat trailers are prohibited.

General Information


Clear Springs is 4 miles south of U.S. Highway 84, located 35 miles west of Brookhaven and 32 miles east of Natchez. It is 5 miles west of Meadville on Hwy. 84. From Hwy. 84, turn south on Clear Springs Road (County Road 104), then go 4 miles to the recreation area entrance.

Recreation Map

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Mountain Biking

Recreation areas with activity Mountain Biking:

Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:

Campsites with hookups for water and electricity (50 AMP).

No. of Sites 22

Group Camping

Recreation areas with activity Group Camping:

Secluded group campsite: capacity for 25-30 people, hookups for water and electricity, table and fire ring. 

No. of Sites 2
Reservation Info Secluded Site: $40 per day 
Group Shelter Yes
Group Cooking Facilities Cooking station
Fire Information Group Site: Fire ring 
Hookups - Electric Yes (50 AMP)
Reservation required?: Y
Reservation info: Call 601-384-5876 to reserve group camping area.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking: 1 mile


Recreation areas with activity Picnicking:

Our historic pavilion was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and includes a fireplace, benches and tables.

No. of Sites 22
Fees: $40/day for 1-50 people; $80/day for 51-100 people
Reservation required?: Y
Reservation info: Call 601-384-5876 to reserve pavilion.


Recreation areas with activity Swimming: Swimming is allowed between March 1 and September 30. A roped off swimming area is available but there is no lifeguard on duty.

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