Description - The Sardis Lake project includes 98,357 total acres of land and water and the dam is 15,300 feet long with an average height of 97 feet. Within Sardis Lake there are 514 campsites, and 6 swimming beaches and 10 boat launching ramps.
- The Sardis Lake project includes 98,357 total acres of land and water. The dam is 15,300 feet long with an average height of 97 feet. The reservoir covers 58,500 acres.
Recreation - There are 83,000 acres of land at the project which are open to the public for hunting. Within Sardis Lake there are 514 campsites, and 6 swimming beaches and 10 Boat Launching Ramps. For Day user there is a fee - $2 per day to use boat launching ramp and $1 per day per person to use a swimming beach, maximum $3 per vehicle per day. 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.
Sardis Dam is located in north Mississippi, 50 miles south of Memphis Tennessee, to the east of Interstate 55. The lake may be reached using the Como (Exit 258), Sardis (Exit 252), Batesville (Exit 246) or Oxford (Exit 243A) exit off Interstate 55. Sardis Dam is 9 miles southeast of the town of Sardis on Scenic Loop 315.