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Overview of Davis Lake Campground

Davis Lake Campground is a popular camping destination within the Tombigbee National Forest located in northeastern Mississippi. It offers a scenic setting and numerous recreational activities that attract campers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Campground Information

Location and Access: Davis Lake Campground is situated around the 200-acre Davis Lake, approximately 25 miles south of Tupelo, Mississippi. Access to the campground is typically via State Highway 41.

Camping Facilities and Fees: The campground features a variety of facilities including:

  • Developed campsites with amenities such as picnic tables, grills, and fire rings
  • RV hookups that might provide electricity and water
  • Dumping facilities for RVs
  • Restrooms with showers and potable water
  • Accessibility for persons with disabilities

Fees vary depending on site amenities and time of year, and campers should contact the campground or visit their website for the most current pricing information.

Reservations: Campers can make reservations through the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS), online, or by phone. Some sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Recreational Activities

Fishing: Davis Lake, an oxbow lake, is known for its fishing opportunities, offering species like largemouth bass, crappie, bream, and catfish.

Hiking and Biking: There are trails around the lake that provide opportunities for hiking and mountain biking through the forested landscape.

Swimming: The campground has a designated swimming area, which can be a refreshing way to cool down during the warmer months.

Boating: Boating is allowed on Davis Lake, and there is a boat ramp available for launching boats. However, visitors should check for any boating regulations, like horsepower restrictions.

Wildlife Watching: The surrounding National Forest is an excellent place for wildlife viewing and bird watching.

Rules and Regulations

  • Firewood: Due to the potential of spreading invasive insects, the transport of firewood may be restricted. Purchase locally sourced firewood or gather firewood on site if permitted.
  • Pets: Pets are often allowed but need to be restrained and managed at all times.
  • Alcohol: The consumption of alcoholic beverages might be restricted.
  • Quiet Hours: Campers are generally expected to observe quiet hours during the night.
  • Vehicle and Capacity Limits: There may be restrictions on the number or type of vehicles per site and the maximum number of occupants.
  • Leave No Trace: Visitors should follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize their impact on the environment.

Contact and Reservation Information

Prospective visitors should always check for current information before planning their trip, as conditions and regulations can change. They can contact the National Forest's district office for the most accurate and up-to-date information or to make reservations:

  • Phone Number for Reservations: Reserve through NRRS or by calling the provided reservation number.
  • Official Website: Visitors can find additional information and book reservations at the National Forest or campground-specific website.

Remember that this information might have changed after the knowledge cutoff date, and it's crucial to verify details with official sources before your trip.

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