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Description - The Grenada Lake project includes 90,379 total acres of land and water. The dam is 13,900 feet long with an average height of 80 feet. Within Lake Grenada there are 25 recreation areas with 254 picnic sites, 300 campsites, 17 boat ramps and 7 swimming beaches.

Attractions - The Grenada Lake project includes 90,379 total acres of land and water. The dam is 13,900 feet long with an average height of 80 feet. The reservoir covers 64,600 acres.

Recreation - There are 66,000 acres of land at the project which are open to the public for hunting. Within Lake Grenada there are 25 recreation areas with 254 picnic sites, 300 campsites, 17 boat ramps and 7 swimming beaches.
Facilities at the state park include 188 Class A campsites, cabins for rent, a lodge, a group dormitory, a restaurant, swimming pool, amphitheater, boat ramps, dry boat storage, rental boats, picnic sites and group picnic shelters.
Hunting and fishing license information for the State of Mississippi may be obtained by calling (601) 362-9212.

Climate - Mississippi lies mainly in the subtropics. The climate is mild with the coldest months experiencing low temperatures near 40 degrees F. Summer temperatures frequently reach 100 degrees F, with coastal breezes providing cooling relief. Humidity is highest in August and September reaching an average close to 90%. The highest rainfall comes during the spring months, but December and January are wet, too. Expect temperatures in the northeastern region to be somewhat cooler than the rest of the state.

Location - Grenada Dam is located 113 miles north of Jackson Mississippi and 99 miles south of Memphis Tennessee, to the east of Interstate 55 at the Grenada exit (Exit 206). Grenada Dam is on Scenic Loop 333.


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Filed By: Becky Lamb (paulding, oh)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Beautiful motorcycle trip any direction around the Lake and Dam. 85 degrees over Easter 2005. I hadn't been back in 20 years, it was still a charming as I remembered growing up there!

Filed By: mark davis (water valley, ms)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: we camped below the spillway for 4 nights in may.the kids had a wonderful time.they saw deer and squirrils at our campsite and had plenty of room to ride their bikes this is a great place to take your family.if you go visit the visitors center it is educational for the whole family.


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Contact Information:
Grenada Lake, P.O. Box 903 , GRENADA, MS, 38902-0903, Phone: 601-226-5911

Additional Information:
Clarksdale Area - To the east of Clarksdale are several of Mississippi's largest lakes and there are several State Parks within an easy days travel.
Delta Region - The Delta Region covers the northwest and west-central portions of Mississippi, bordering the Mississippi River on its western edge. It includes cities such as Greenville, Tunica and Clarksdale.
Hills Region - The northeastern hills stretch from the edge of the Mississippi River Delta to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Mississippi Lakes and Reservoirs - The lakes and reservoirs listed here range from huge reservoirs covering over 60,000 acres, to small lakes tucked away in the Mississippi back woods.
Starkville Area - Starkville, in Oktibbeha County, is located in the northeast region of Mississippi. There are many opportunities for recreation near the Mississippi State college town of Starkville, Mississippi.
Tupelo Area - Tupelo is located in the northeastern region of Mississippi. Tupelo features the varied terrain of the Appalachian foothills, as well as the headquarters of the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway.

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