Logo

State Fishing Lakes

Hunting Regulations Icon Mississippi Hunting & Fishing

MDWFP operates 20 prime fishing lakes throughout the state which offer outstanding fishing on more than 4,000 acres of picturesque waters.

Sport fishing licenses and permits are required to fish these lakes, except on the first weekend of National Fishing Week which is June 2 and 3, 2019, when fishing permits are free, and a sport fishing license is not required.

Only rod and reel or pole fishing is allowed on State Fishing Lakes and State Park Lakes except that carp, gar, buffalo, and bowfin may be taken by use of bow and arrow at night only after purchasing a valid permit for fishing and/or boating. No other gear is allowed at these lakes.

Fishing is not allowed from courtesy piers adjacent to boat ramps. Night fishing is allowed at all State Fishing Lakes (except for Lake Bill Waller) from the bank or from boats that are in compliance with state and U.S. Coast Guard regulations.

State Fishing Lakes Fee Schedule

Daily Permits

Fee

Boat Launching/Fishing/Skiing (ages 16-64)

$7.00

Boat Launching/Fishing/Skiing – Disabled or Age Exempt Fishing (ages 65 and older)

$6.00

Fishing (ages 16-64) –
no boat launching

$5.00

Fishing – Disabled or Age Exempt (ages 65 and older) –
no boat launching

$3.00

Youth Fishing (under 16 years of age)

Free

Camping* (ages 16-64)

$22.00

Camping – Disabled or Age Exempt (ages 65 and older) – *

$15.00

Primitive/tent camping (no electricity) – +

$15.00

Pavilion Rental – without restrooms

$36.00

Pavilion Rental – with restrooms

$51.00

Duplicate Copy of Annual/Lifetime Permit

$7.29

Monthly Permits

Fee

Camping (30 day) – *

$460.00

Camping (30 day) – Disabled or Age Exempt (ages 65 and older) – *

$360.00

Annual Permits

Fee

Guest Boat Launching /Fishing/Skiing (ages 16-64; includes all persons in boat)

$150.00

Guest Boat Launching/Fishing/Skiing Disabled or Age Exempt (ages 65 and older; includes all persons in boat)

$120.00

Boat Launching/Fishing/Skiing
(ages 16-64)

$102.00

Boat Launching/Fishing/Skiing – Disabled or Age Exempt
(ages 65 and older)

$72.00

Fishing (ages 16-64) –
no boat launching

$52.00

Fishing – Disabled or Age Exempt (ages 65 and older) –
no boat launching

$32.00

Cabin Rental Permits

Fee

Cabin – weekday rate – **

$65.00

Cabin – weekend rate – **

$75.00