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Pipes Lake Recreation Area





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General Description

Pipes Lake is located southwest of Natchez. It is a beautiful area located in rolling hills with pine and hardwood forest. Picnic tables are located on ridges overlooking the 14 acre lake and its many coves. The lake, with a concrete boat ramp, supports large mouth bass, bream and catfish. Hunting camps are available in the area as well.

Facilities include five picnicking units, toilets, and a concrete boat ramp. No user fees.

Handicapped Accessibility: The main access routes are gravel roads and parking areas. The steep terrain makes mobility difficult. Picnic sites and toilets are not handicap accessible. Overall, this area is not handicap accessible.

Directions from Gloster: Take Highway 33 north for 17 miles to Garden City. Turn left (west) on County Road 119 for 5 1/2 miles; turn left on County Road 121 for 1 1/4 miles; turn left at Pipes Lake sign on to Forest Service Road 121 A for 1 1/2 miles.



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Thomas Arnold (Crosby, MS)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: The boat ramp is on dry ground. The lake is really low and the vegatation has about taken the lake.Large trees have fallen across the lake not far from boat ramp which makes it inaccessable by boat.It was a waste of a good morning going there.Shame Wilkinson county residents have to go into another county just to take their child fishing on a Sarurday, with all the National forrest land in this county.I hope HNF can get the residents of this county a small lake in this county in my Life time,,,,

Filed By: Joanna Posey (Brookhaven, MS)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: The area is pretty grown up and very isolated. We were there on a Saturday afternoon in July and saw no one else although we did find remnants of recent campfires. The lake does have a concrete boat ramp, but it seemed to have been awhile since it was last used. There are currently no picnic tables or toilets and we were unable to locate any entrance to a nature trail.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Hunting camps are available in the area.
Yes
ICON Fishing The lake supports large mouth bass, bream and catfish.
Yes
ICON Forest Areas Pipes Lake Recreation Area
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking
Yes
ICON Picnicking There are five picnic sites.
Yes



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Related Activities
Pipes Lake Picnic Ground - This is a beautiful area of rolling hills located southwest of Natchez. The picnic area has five sites and overlooks the lake.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Homochito Ranger District, 1200 Hwy 184 East , Meadville, MS, 39653, Phone: 601-384-5876, Fax: 601-384-2172, TTY: 601-384-8056

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