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Boating In Mississippi

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By AA-Boats & Boating Staff Writers

Boating In MississippiMississippi's boating scene is a vibrant and cherished aspect of the state's outdoor culture. With an abundance of lakes, rivers, and coastal areas, boaters have plenty of opportunities to explore and enjoy the diverse waterways of Mississippi.

Some of the most popular lakes in Mississippi for boating include Sardis Lake, Grenada Lake, and Ross Barnett Reservoir. These expansive bodies of water provide ample space for various boating activities, from leisurely cruises to water sports and fishing adventures.

Boaters in Mississippi have access to a wide range of boat types to suit their preferences and activities. Pontoon boats are a common choice for relaxing family outings and social gatherings on the water. Fishing boats, such as bass boats and center console boats, are popular among anglers seeking to reel in the abundant fish species found in the state's waterways.

For those who don't own a boat but still want to experience the joy of boating, boat rentals in Mississippi offer a convenient solution. Whether it's a pontoon boat for a day of leisurely exploration or a fishing boat for a memorable angling experience, boat rental options cater to different interests and schedules.

With its picturesque lakes and water bodies, Mississippi's boating community thrives, bringing together families, friends, and outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the scenic beauty and water-based activities that the state has to offer. Whether cruising along the serene lakes or navigating the coastal waters, boating in Mississippi is a delightful way to connect with nature and create cherished memories on the water.

There are plenty of fun places to go boating in Mississippi. Whether it's a family outing or just the guys going fishing or skiing, boating is fun for all. And there is boating in all corners of of the state.

Boating in MS

For further information about boating in Mississippi, contact the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks - Boating Licenses located at 1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS 39211. The phone number is 601 432-2065.

Mississippi locator map - boating opportunities.

This website focuses on all aspects of boating including new and used boats for sale, boat rentals, financing, repairs, accessories, storage and more.

For convenience, resources are listed first by area of the Mississippi, then by proximity to cities, waterways, parks, campgrounds and other relative attractions in MS. Cities listed in this section include Batesville, Clarksdale, Greenwood, Grenada, Oxford, Columbus, Corinth, New Albany, Tupelo, West Point, Brookhaven, Canton, Jackson, Natchez, Yazoo City, Biloxi, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Laurel and Meridian.

Resources are also identified nearby campgrounds including George P Kossar State Park, John W Kyle State Park, Wall Doxey State Park, J P Coleman State Park, Tishomingo State Park, Tombigbee State Park, Clark Creek Natural Area, Lake Lincoln State Park, Natchez State Park, Buchaneer State Park, Clarkco State Park and Shepard State Park.

Rivers & Lakes For Boating in MS

Mississippi lakes with boating opportunities are listed within quadrants of Mississippi include Arkabutla Lake, Enid Lake, Grenada Lake, Moon Lake, Sardis Lake, Bay Springs Lake, Bluff Lake, Columbus Lake, Jamie Whitten Lock & Dam, Loakfoma Lake, Eagle Lake, Foster Lake, Lake Caroline, Lake Mary, Ross R Barnett Reservoir, Dalewood Shore Lake, Lake Bogue Homo, Long Creek Reservoir, Okatibbee Lake and Turkey Fork Reservoir. Many of these lakes offer multiple boat launching facilities at various locations around the lake.

Mississippi also affords some boating or canoeing on rivers like Big Sunflower River, Coldwater River, Noxubee River, Yalobusha River, Big Black River, Pearl River, Leaf River and Wolf River.

Mississippi boating, equipment, and gear.

Northwest Resources


Performance Marine LLC
1775 Highway 6 East
Batesville, MS 38606
662 563-8278


Surholt Marine Co
414 Madison Ave
Clarksdale, MS 38614
662 624-9781

Northeast Resources


Tristar Marine
3421 Highway 50 E
Columbus, MS 39702
662 241-9555

The Boat Gallery Inc
3500 Bluecutt Rd
Columbus, MS 39705
662 327-4631

Miller Marine & Outdoor Center
306 7th Avenue South
Columbus, MS 39701
662 328-4751

Performance Marine
117 Gardner Boulevard
Columbus, MS 39702
662 327-2587

Prairie Pointe Power Sports
3918 Highway 45 North
Columbus, MS 39705
662 328-2224

Ross Ben Business Machines & Boatyard
210 14th Street North
Columbus, MS 39701
662 328-1886


Lake Hill Motors Marine
2003 Highway 72 E Anx
Corinth, MS 38834
662 287-4451

Hughes Outdoor & Marine Inc
950 Highway 72 East
Corinth, MS 38834
662 287-4868

Southeast Resources


West Marine Inc
2404 Pass Rd
Biloxi, MS 39531
228 388-9090

Accurate Marine Surveyors
2071 Carolwood Dr
Biloxi, MS 39532
228 388-4070

Seven Cs Marine Inc
378 Reynoir St
Biloxi, MS 39530
228 435-3389

Bay Marine Boatworks Inc
151 5th St
Biloxi, MS 39530
228 432-2992

Advanced Marine Inc
337 Howard Avenue
Biloxi, MS 39530
228 374-6747

Performance Ski
1732 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39531
228 436-3061


Kens Hardware And Marine Supply
1533 30Th Ave
Gulfport, MS 39501
228 864-5545

A And K Supply And Marine Works
9510 County Farm Rd
Gulfport, MS 39503
228 539-3333

Ocean Marine Group Inc
3855 25th Ave
Gulfport, MS 39501
228 822-2633

Competition Marine Inc
1320 Mill Rd
Gulfport, MS 39507
228 896-0022

H W Marine Repair Inc
2809 34th Ave, Ste J
Gulfport, MS 39501
228 822-9667

Tubbs Marine Repair
15050 Moran Rd
Gulfport, MS 39503
228 831-1244


Action Marine
6455 U S Highway 49
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
601 264-8866

Terrys Marine
35 King Rd
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
601 264-1166

Hale's Marine Center
6631 U S Highway 98
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
601 268-0866


Luter's 4 Wheel Drive & Marine
Highway 184
Laurel, MS 39440
601 649-7454

A & B Automotive and Marine
3796 Horne Drive
Laurel, MS 39440
601 428-1140


Belks Boat Repair
1939 Highway 11 And 80
Meridian, MS 39301
601 483-3443

Southwest Resources


Mississippi Marine of Brookhaven Inc
148 Highway 84 East
Brookhaven, MS 39601
601 835-7190


West Marine Inc
6351 I 55 N, Ste 111
Jackson, MS 39213
601 956-4053

Eds Marine Sales Service
3573 I 55 S
Jackson, MS 39212
601 373-0832

C & S Marine Inc
4500 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39232
601 939-7788

Ed's Marine Sales & Service
1924 Wilton Street
Jackson, MS 39204
601 373-0832

Prop Shop & Boat Repair
143 Fannin Road
Jackson, MS 39232
601 939-0035


Throughout Mississippi you can find boat dealers, outdoor centers, sporting good stores, bait and tackle stores, RV centers and discount stores offering a wide variety of boating equipment, accessories and supplies.

Go boating in Mississippi

Gather up the family along with some snacks and refreshing beverages and go enjoy the thrill of fresh air in your face and the sun on your back. When boating you can see parts of Mississippi accessible only by water. Often you'll see birds and wildlife not normally seen in city areas. Plus, sunrises and sunsets always seem more majestic when you are in the great outdoors.

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