Elvis Presley Lake

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Elvis Presley Lake
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Elvis Presley Lake is located in Mississippi
Elvis Presley Lake
Elvis Presley Lake
Location of Elvis Presley Lake
Elvis Presley Lake is located in the US
Elvis Presley Lake
Elvis Presley Lake
Location of Elvis Presley Lake
Location Lee County, Mississippi, United States
Coordinates 34°18′19.08″N 88°39′10.39″W / 34.3053000°N 88.6528861°W / 34.3053000; -88.6528861Coordinates: 34°18′19.08″N 88°39′10.39″W / 34.3053000°N 88.6528861°W / 34.3053000; -88.6528861
Surface area 322 acres (130 ha)[1]
Max. depth 35 ft (11 m)[1]

Elvis Presley Lake is a lake in Lee County, Mississippi, United States.

The lake is named for musician Elvis Presley, who was born in nearby Tupelo.[2]

Features[edit]

A campground is located on the east shore of the lake.[3] Private cottages are also located on the lake.

Pleasure boating is permitted on Elvis Presley Lake, and a boatramp is located at the campground.[1][4] Other recreational activities include swimming and fishing, and hiking trails are located nearby.[5]

Blue catfish are abundant in the lake.[6]

A tornado in 2014 destroyed a fishing pier and 95 percent of the trees at the campground.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Elvis Presley Lake" (PDF). Mississippi Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Parks. September 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Follow the Elvis Trail". Boating: 120. January 2004. 
  3. ^ "Natchez Trace" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Public Notice No. F8-3423" (PDF). Mississippi Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Parks. June 30, 2005. 
  5. ^ Summerlin, Cathy; Summerlin, Vernon (1995). Traveling the Trace: A Complete Tour Guide to the Historic Natchez Trace from Nashville to Natchez. Thomas Nelson. 
  6. ^ "2017 Fishing Forecast for Northeast Mississippi". Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks Foundation. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  7. ^ Moore, William (November 22, 2014). "Elvis Presley Lake Open for Business". Daily Journal.