Recreation

CAMPING, HIKING, & PARKS

Blue Bluff Recreation Area

Location: Take Meridian St. aka Coontail Rd to Lock and Dam Rd, north of Aberdeen, MS

For nature lovers, this scenic park offers 92 R/V hookups with water/electricity, playgrounds, picnic areas, hiking trails, amphitheater, interpretative walks, boat ramps, docks, and other amenities. Visitors may hike, swim, water ski, fish, or simply enjoy the view from the majestic bluffs that rise 80 feet above the Aberdeen Lake on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway. Reservations may be made at Reserve America, call 1-877-444-6777 or go to www.recreation.gov.

Morgan’s Landing Park

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Location: 10186 Sharpley Bottom Rd., Aberdeen, MS. Take Meridian St. south from Hwy 45 in Aberdeen, to Sharpley Bottom Rd. (662) 369-7805

14 R/V Hookups with water/electricity. Primitive camping sites. A central sanitary dump station. A paved boat ramp with ample parking. A covered pavilion with restrooms, water, picnic tables, and electrical outlets; large enough for family reunions.

Weaver Creek Park & Campground

Location: 61269 Highway 278 East, Amory, MS, past Barnetts Grocery Store. (662) 257-1005

23 R/V Hookups with water/electricity. Primitive camping sites. A general store, dump station, restrooms, and showers. Outdoor Activities: 2 acre lake and a creek for fishing and hiking.

Lake Monroe

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Location: 7 miles north of Aberdeen on Coontail Rd.

This beautiful, 99 acre lake is loaded with bream, bass, crappie, and catfish. It is primarily a fishing and family picnicking/camping lake. No skiing, trolling speed only. Amenities include: restrooms, boat ramp, picnic tables, camping electrical/water hookups, and a pavilion. Call 662-256-9637.

FISHING AND BOATING

Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway

Location: Boat ramps located: 1-north of Amory off of Hwy 25, 2-south of Aberdeen on Sharpley Bottom Rd, 3-north of Smithville off of Hwy 25, 4- Hwy 25 south at Becker, off of McCullen Rd.

The Waterway provides unlimited opportunities for boating, skiing, hunting, or fishing enthusiasts. This Corp of Engineers managed impoundment flows through the very beautiful Tombigbee River bottomland. Its waters are loaded with many favorite freshwater fish species including catfish, crappie, bream, and largemouth bass.

Its depth ranges from four to ten feet, so, it is one of the first bodies of water to warm each spring and summer which makes for an extended boating season. It provides approximately 15,000 acres of navigatible water. There are four lakes along its north to south path through Monroe County, including: the Smithville Lake, the Amory Lake, the Aberdeen Lake, and the Columbus Lake. There are five very conveniently located, boat ramps in Monroe County. Waterway maps can be downloaded from: http://tenntom.org/

Aberdeen Marina

Location: 50151 Old Hwy 2, Aberdeen, MS, East Bank of Waterway at mile marker 358.2.

For recreational boaters who are traveling along the 234 mile Waterway, the Aberdeen Marina offers fuel, groceries, marine supplies, overnight dockage, covered slips, a courtesy car, available mechanic, and water and electrical hookups. Call 662-369-9803.

GOLF

Ackia Golf Club

Location: 60007 Birchwood Lane, Amory, MS, take Hwy 278 West from Main St.

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Ackia Golf Club is a professional, 18-hole golf course and residential development located within the city limits of Amory, Mississippi. A convenient drive from major cities in the mid-South. Ackia assures a golf challenge that ranks among the best courses in the region.

Party and banquet facilities can accommodate up to 200 people for your next golf or company outing.

 

HUNTING

Canal Section Wildlife Management Area

Location: Access by way of Blackcat Rd, Sandhill Rd, Coontail Rd, Darracott Rd, McCullen Rd, & Doss Rd

Over 26,000 acres of public hunting land adjacent to the Waterway. There are good populations of deer, turkey, wild boar, squirrel, and rabbit. It is managed by the Mississippi Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. If you are planning on hunting it make sure you have a valid Mississippi hunting license and a WMA Use Permit (can be purchased where the licenses are sold). Maps of the area can be found at the numerous check-in stations that are listed above and that are located at various locations along the property boundaries. For more information go to www.mdwfp.com.