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Arkabutla Lake- The Arkabutla Lake project includes 57,250 total acres of land and water. Arkabutla Lake has 13 recreation areas with 419 picnic sites, 333 camp sites, 9 boat ramps and 3 swimming beaches.
Dahomey National Wildlife Refuge- Dahomey National Wildlife Refuge has a total acreage of 9,692 acres. Most of refuge is covered in bottomland hardwood forest.
Enid Lake- The Enid Lake project includes 44,036 total acres of land and water. There are 11 recreation areas with 231 picnic sites, 458 campsites, 13 boat ramps and 5 swimming beaches.
Florewood River Plantation State Park- Florewood River Plantation State Park is a reproduction of a 1850's cotton plantation. The park provides visitors with historical interpreters.
George P. Cossar State Park- George P. Cossar State Park is situated on a peninsula jutting into Enid Reservoir. The park offers many outdoor activities to visitors. Visitors may choose camping or cabins for their overnight accommodations.
Great River Road State Park- Located on the Mississippi River, Great River Road State Park's 4-level observation tower offers a magnificent view of the river.
Grenada Lake- Lake Grenada contains 25 recreation areas with 254 picnic sites, 300 campsites, 17 boat ramps and 7 swimming beaches.
Holly Springs National Forest- The Holly Springs National Forest's rolling hills are now covered with loblolly and shortleaf pines, and upland hardwoods.
Hugh White State Park- The 64,000-acre Grenada Reservoir, found at Hugh White State Park, is popular for a variety of water sports including fishing and boating.
John W. Kyle State Park- Included in the park is the 58,500 acre Sardis Reservoir, and the Sardis Lower Lake. The park has excellent facilities for group activities.
Sardis Lake- 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.
Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuge- Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuge lies in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. The refuge is not open to public use. Wildlife viewing can be done from Panola-Quitman Floodway Levee and county roads.

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Description - The main attraction to Clarksdale is the Mississippi River which winds its way near this college town. To the east are several of Mississippi's largest lakes and there are several State Parks within an easy days travel.

Recreation - Situated around the town are several State Parks such as the Hugh White State Park, the George Payne Cossar State Park, the John W. Kyle State Park, the Great River Road State Park and the Florewood River Plantations State Park.

Approximately 30 miles to the east is the Holly Springs National Forest. East of the town is the O'Keefe Wildlife Management Area and to the southwest is the Stoneville Wildlife Management Area. To the southeast is the Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuge and to the southwest is the Dahomey Wildlife Refuge.

Northeast is Arkabutla Lake and heading south from this body of water you reach Sardis Lake, Enid Lake and Grenada Lake. These lakes offer many opportunities for fishing, boating and camping.

Climate - Mississippi generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Freezing temperatures are possible in the winter. Thunderstorms and are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.

Location - Clarksdale is located in the north western region of Mississippi, approximately 20 miles from the eastern border of Arkansas and approximately 50 miles south of Memphis, TN.


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Contact Information:
Chamber of Commerce, Highway 49 South, P.O. Box 160 , Clarksdale, MS, 38614, Phone: 800-626-FROG
, ccoc@clarksdale.com

Additional Information:
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.

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