Choctaw Lake Recreation Area Trails

A variety of wildflower viewing opportunities exist along four trail segments which are located in and near the Choctaw Lake Recreation Area on the Ackerman Unit of the Tombigbee National Forest. These trails traverse the remote and hilly terrain of Choctaw County in central Mississippi and are utilized as walking, hiking, birding and/or biking trails.

Directions: Choctaw Lake Recreation Area is located about three miles south of Ackerman, MS, 11 miles northeast of Louisville, MS, and 30 miles southwest of Starkville, MS. From Ackerman, drive 3 miles South on MS 15 to the Choctaw Lake Recreational Area entrance sign, turn east and follow paved Choctaw Lake Road for 1.9 miles to the boat ramp, parking area, fee area and comfort station near the levee at the southern end of Choctaw Lake. Park here and go south on the Noxubee Hills/Beaverlodge Trail or north on the Lakeside Trail to the Chata Trail. The most direct route to the Chata and Cabin lake trailheads is to follow Choctaw Lake Road east from Hwy 15 for 1.2 miles, turn left at the Fee Area, and drive north 0.3 miles to the Chata Trail sign and a few hundred feet farther to Cabin Lake. If parking at Chata or Cabin trails is not available try the swimming area parking lot across the road and up the hill.

Contact Choctaw Lake Recreation Area Trails

6052 Ms Highway 15
Tombigbee National Forest
Ackerman, Mississippi  39735
Phone: (662) 285-3264


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