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Grenada Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers developed Grenada Lake as one of four reservoirs in the Yazoo Headwaters Project. The other three lakes in this region include Enid Lake, Sardis Lake, and Arkabutla Lake. Grenada Lake is on the Yalobusha River, about three miles from Grenada, Mississippi. Although flood control is this reservoirs main purpose, its location and size makes this lake popular for fishing tournaments, camping, boating, and other water recreation sports.

The entire Grenada Lake project covers over 44,000 acres, and Grenada Lake takes up over 30,000 of those acres. A newly-constructed fish hatchery takes up 58 acres just east from the lake, and visitors can enjoy seeing the fish in tanks as well as along two 80-foot outdoor raceways.


In 2004, J.E. Bennett broke the state record with a 40-pound longnose gar that he caught in the Grenada Lake spillway. William Mulvihill has maintained the state record for white bass -- also caught in the spillway -- with his five-pound, six-ounce trophy. This lake also is known for its healthy crappie population as well as its largemouth bass and catfish.


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    Grenada Lake Mississippi Coordinates:
33.4910N -89.4625W
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Lake Type:
Surface Area:
35,000 acres
Maximum Depth:
60 ft
215 ft
Normal Water Clarity:
3 ft
Major City:
Memphis, TN
Memphis, TN


Boaters can find over ten boat ramps at day use areas around this lake, and most ramps require an annual pass or a small day use fee. Free boat launch ramps are located at Bynum Creek, Point Pleasant, and Prophet Bridge Recreation Areas.


Hugh White State Park is located just west of the dam site on Grenada Lake's south shore. This park offers 158 developed camp sites that feature water, electric hookups, picnic tables, grills, four showers, and a central dumping station. A few primitive camp sites are situated on a bluff overlooking the lake, too. If you'd prefer a cabin, you can rent one of twelve duplexes that also are perched on a bluff. Two of these cabins offer fireplaces.

Eight other campgrounds are available at 23 other recreation areas surrounding the lake. Those camps range from non-electric sites to full service camps. Only the North Abutment Recreation Area provides pull-through camp sites. If you'd prefer to stay in a hotel, Grenada offers a wide range of options for any budget.

Review the Lake Resource Guide for additional lodging.


Grenada Lake extends across Grenada and Yalobusha Counties near Granada along I-55. The distance from Grenada to Memphis, the closest large city, is 100 miles.

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