Puskus Lake Recreation Area and Primitive Campground

Puskus Lake Recreation Area is a fairly remote area for those who do not like the big crowds and do not need modern conveniences. The visitor will discover a pleasant and quiet environment. This recreation area surrounds a 96 acre lake stocked with largemouth bass and bluegill with occasional crappie or catfish. Facilities include 19 campsites, 13 picnic sites, boat ramp, fishing piers, an a 1mile hiking trail. Puskus Lake Recreation Area is open yearround unless weather conditions require the area to be closed. Puskus is a fee area. The fee station is located just beyond the entrance gate. No attendant will be on duty. Therefore, users should make sure that they have correct currency before arriving at the recreation area.


From Oxford, take state HWY 7 north to state HWY 30. Go east for approximately 9 miles. Turn north on Forest Service Road 2089 and travel 3 miles to the entrance.


There is one camping site with boat dock access that is accessible. 

Contact Puskus Lake Recreation Area and Primitive Campground

1000 Front Street
Oxford, Mississippi  38655
Phone: (662) 236-6550
Fax: (662) 234-8318


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