State Lakes and State Park Lakes Reopen
4/17/2020 2:57:08 PM
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) in response to Governor Tate Reeves’ Executive Order 1473 will reopen State Lakes and State Park Lakes to fishing and boating at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020. Bank fishing will be allowed with social distancing requirements (maintaining a minimum of 6 feet distance between individuals). Fishing piers will remain closed. A state fishing license is required to fish any public body of water in Mississippi. You can purchase a state fishing license and renew your boat registration online at www.ms.gov/mdwfp/licensing/login.
Anglers must adhere to Social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Mississippi Department of Health (MDH) regarding COVID-19. Information regarding COVID-19 can be found on the MDH website: msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,420.html
For more details regarding Executive Order 1473, visit this website: https://www.sos.ms.gov/content/executiveorders/ExecutiveOrders/1473.pdf
Reporting a Hunting Violation
If you have a hunting violation or an emergency that you need to report please call 1-800-BE-SMART.
We apologize for any inconvenience during this time and we thank you for your cooperation.