Outdoor Leisure and Sporting at Grenada Lake

One of the crown jewels of Mississippi outdoor sporting locations is Grenada Lake, a 35,000-acre flood control lake in North Mississippi that has become one of the premiere stops on the Mississippi Crappie Trail. Known as the “Home of the Three-Pound Crappie,” Grenada Lake also boasts plentiful white bass, catfish and bream. A network of local guides is available as well, making this location a must-see for anglers of all levels.

As the biggest freshwater lake in Mississippi, Grenada Lake is a paradise for fishing, but travelers can find more than just fish while visiting the lake. The stunning landscape and natural wildlife make this an enviable location for hiking, camping and watersports. And with 48 miles of shoreline, there is space enough for everyone to enjoy tranquil mornings on the water or an exciting weekend excursion for the whole family.

Fisherman on Grenada Lake in Grenada, Mississippi.
Grenada Lake in Grenada, Mississippi.

Located on Grenada Lake, Hugh White State Park offers ideal camping locations that feature water, electrical hook-ups, picnic tables and grills. Families also can enjoy one of 12 cabins that overlook the lake. Enjoying a panoramic view of Grenada Lake while grilling fresh-caught fish is the perfect way to unwind after a fun-filled day at the lake.

Conveniently located halfway between Memphis and Jackson, Grenada Lake is also just minutes away from the City of Grenada. For those looking for a bit of hometown charm, Grenada is a community with unique historical sites, downtown shopping and a variety of local attractions. Music fans will find themselves just a short drive away from iconic locations central to Mississippi’s musical heritage along Mississippi Blues Trail, including several local markers that tell the story of Grenada’s place in blues music history.

For small-town experiences or exciting outdoor adventures, Grenada Lake offers something for everyone – from those looking for a leisurely weekend to escape the hustle of the work week to experienced thrill seekers and everyone in-between. Start planning your Grenada Lake getaway today.