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John W. Kyle State Park

4235 State Park Road
Sardis, MS 38666
(662) 487-1345

Located on scenic Sardis Reservoir just one hour from Memphis, John W. Kyle State Park offers a wide array of recreational opportunities in an area abundant in natural beauty. The historic campus of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is just 25 miles away, making Kyle State Park the perfect spot to spend a football weekend.

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Park Directions
Google Map Directions (link) Main Park
Directions (PDF)


Area Attractions


Annual Events
Spring Pilgrimage (Holly Springs)

St. Jude Bass Classic
Springfest Batesville www.panolacounty.com

Golf Tournament
Bass Tournament

Delta Street Rods

Yocona International Folk Festival

Antique Engine and Tractor Show (Sardis Chamber of Commerce)
Several Golf Tournaments will be held throughout the year

Additional events sponsored by US Army Corps of Engineers at: mvk.usace.army.mil/lakes/ms/sardis/


Developed Camping
John Kyle State Park offers 200 sites available for developed camping. Sites feature picnic tables, grills, and water and electrical hookups, bathhouses, laundry facilities, and a central sewage dumping station all conveniently located in the campground. Advance reservations are recommended and may be made up to 24-months in advance.  Monthly camping may be available.  Please check with the park office for availability.

John W. Kyle features 20 air-conditioned cabins, furnished with basic kitchen equipment, utensils, dishware and bed and bath linens.  All of the cabins are located near the water and have a fireplace, central air conditioning and heating.  Ten of the cabins have two full size beds in the bedroom and will accommodate four people and ten of the cabins have a queen bed and full size bed in the adjoining den, accommodating a total of four people.   Additionally, two villas are located on the Golf Course. Each villas consist of four bedrooms and a common room. Advance reservations are recommended and may be made up to 24-months in advance. Smoking is not allowed in any Mississippi government building (including cabins).

Group Camp
There are two air-conditioned dormitories available for groups. Meals are served cafeteria style in the dining hall. Campers must furnish their own linens, towels, pillows, soap and other personal items. Advance reservations are recommended and may be made up to 24-months in advance.

Visitor/Activity Building
The visitor's center (Lodge) houses the park office, a large ball room, and dining room that will accommodate 96, suitable for family reunions, banquets, and luncheon meetings. Advance reservations are recommended and may be made up to 24-months in advance.

Mallard Pointe Golf Course
This picturesque Robert Cup design is located in the rolling hills of Kyle State Park. The championship 18-hole course features striking elevation changes and measures 7,000 from the back tees. Also included is a large driving range and putting green in addition to a practice course consisting of a par 3, par 4, and par 5. Mallard Pointe Club House is designed to provide those items necessary to make your golf experience the best it can be. Daily green fees or an annual pass is available with tee times being accepted 6 months in advance. Office Number: 662-487-2400

Boat Launching
Sardis Reservoir offers 58,500 acres of freshwater for fishing and boating enthusiasts. Ramps are provided for those who wish to launch their own boats. A fee is charged and payment for boat launches must be made to the US Army Corp of Engineers. A honor box system is used and is located at each boat ramp area with instruction for payment and fee amount.
Alert: Sardis Lake water levels are controlled by the US Army Corp of Engineers. Generally the lake is lowered for flood control starting on July 1 to January 1 and starts its rise back to recreation pool level. Many boat launch ramps are inoperable during this time however, there are always low water ramps on the lake that are useable and available. You can view current lake levels at  http://www.mvk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/LakeLevels.aspx or by contacting the park office at 662-487-1345.

Sardis Reservoir offers 58,500 acres of fresh water for fishing, swimming, and boating enthusiasts. The lake is brimming with catfish, crappie, bass, and bream. A Mississippi fishing license is required for all persons between the ages of 16 and 65. Licenses may be purchased at the park office (licenses are cash only sales).
Weekly Fishing Report (link)
Fishing License Information (link)

Laundry Facilities
Laundry facilities are available in the campground area


Day Use
A day use entry fee is charged on a per vehicle basis

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