P.O.W. Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Open

This recreation site lies beside a 7-acre lake at the southern end of the Tuxachanie National Recreation Hiking Trail.  This is an abandoned World War II German Prisoner of War Camp and Navy rifle range. The old ammunition bunkers are still present.  This rustic area provides primitive camping, fishing, and hiking.  The lake provides fishing opportunities for bass, bream, white perch, and catfish.  There are no restrooms or drinking water.  The lake has foot access only.

The P.O.W. Lake Recreation Area is open year-round unless weather conditions require the area to be closed. No user fees required.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open for Day Use only; no camping allowed.
Fees: No fees required.
Open Season: Open year-round
  • The lake has foot access only.
  • Stay limit:  7 days.
  • No alcoholic beverages allowed.
Closest Towns: Saucier, MS

General Information


This area is not accessible.  The lake has foot access only.  There are no restrooms or drinking water.


Take HWY 49 to Saucier, MS.  Take HWY 67 east to four-way intersection and get on County Road 402 (Bethel Road).  Continue approximately four miles to P.O.W. camp.

General Notes:

Located near Saucier, MS.


Campground Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking

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