Persimmon Hill is a quiet, family-oriented campground that sits along the banks of Enid Lake in the forests of northeast Mississippi.
Enid Lake has been recognized as one of the top 10 fishing locations in America with white crappie, bass and catfish available in abundance. The lake is the home of the world record white crappie, which weighed an impressive 5 pounds, 3 ounces. Fishing tournaments are held annually at the lake.
Hiking trails wind along the lakeshore and throughout the surrounding landscape, offering hiking, biking and horseback riding opportunities.
Boating is a popular pastime on the lake, and boat ramps are provided at the campground.
Persimmon Hill Campground offers 72 campsites, along with three large group picnic shelters. Modern amenities like full hookups and flush toilets are provided, and a playground and interpretive trail offer additional recreation opportunities.
Picnic areas complete with grills and tables make the area perfect for parties or family trips. In fact, Persimmon Hill has been selected twice as one of America’s Top 100 Family Campgrounds.
Enid Lake is part of a dam project on the Yocona River. The dam creates almost 16,000 acres of water for the millions of annual visitors to enjoy. An additional 44,000 acres of thick, green forests surrounding the lake offer countless recreational opportunities for campers, equestrians, hikers and more.
Memphis, Tennessee, located about an hour away, offers plenty of famous tourist attractions.From I-55, take exit 233 onto County Road 36 south, cross the dam. Turn onto County Road 34 and continue 1 mile, following the signs into the campground.
Camping fees are increasing on 1-1-21 from $20.00 per night to $24.00 per night.