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 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.

Flyer and map

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open for day use only; no camping allowed.
Fees: No fees required.
Open Season: Open year-round
Restrictions: 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 4 miles to P.O.W. camp.

General Notes:

Located near Saucier, MS.


Campground Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking