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Lake Information for Okatibbee Lake


Okatibbee Lake is a 3,500 acre clear lake in Lauderdale County.

Located only seven miles northwest of Meridian, MS on Okatibbee Creek, Okatibbee Lake is an important feature in the development of the Pascagoula River Basin.

The project was authorized by Congress in 1962 primarily for flood reduction on 26,000 acres of residential, industrial and agricultural lands along Okatibbee Creek and the upper Chickasawhay River.

Today, the beautiful waters of the lake and the surrounding forests provide excellent recreational opportunities including boating, fishing, camping, hunting, and enjoying the parks.

Fishing Description: 

Okatibbee is an excellent fishing lake with extensive beaver flowages, stump beds and old creek channels providing abundant cover where anglers battle largemouth and striped bass. Large populations of catfish, crappie and bream are also present. Crappie, catfish, stripers and bass are caught from the fishing platform at the tailrace below the dam.

More than 20 fish attractors and several bream beds have been constructed in the lake. A cooperative management program with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks includes the annual stocking of both forage and game fish.

Largemouth Bass
Striped Bass
Catfish Family
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Okatibbee Lake
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Businesses Located Nearby

Bait & Tackle

    Covington & Son's Minnow Farm
  • 2082 Sunshine Rd - Daleville, MS
  • (601) 681-6243
    Covington Fish Farm
  • 577 Sunshine Rd - Daleville, MS
  • (601) 681-6684
    Corner Bait & Tackle
  • 212 Highway 528 - Bay Springs, MS
  • (601) 764-3113

Boat Rental

    East Side Motors & Marine
  • 1999 Highway 14 E - Louisville, MS
  • (662) 773-8006
    Taylor & Sons Kawasaki
  • 2622 N Frontage Rd - Meridian, MS
  • (601) 483-0714

Vacation Rental

    Okatibbee Water Park Ofc
  • 9283 Pine Springs Rd - Meridian, MS
  • (601) 737-2370
    Twiltley Branch Campground
  • Okatibbee Lk - Collinsville, MS
  • (601) 626-8068
    Jameson Inn
  • 524 Bonita Lakes Dr - Meridian, MS
  • (601) 483-3315

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