CAMPGROUND NAME: Clear Springs
VISIT DATE: 02/06/1997
UPDATE DATE: 4/9/2011
RANGER DISTRICT: Homochitto
NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Meadville
From Meadville, MS, take US Rt. 84/98 west for 3.6 miles to
Homochitto National Forest Recreation Area sign. Turn left at
sign and go 4.1 miles to campground.
The campground, adjacent to Clear Spring Lake, consists of two loops.
One is along a ridge above the lake and the other is at lakeside.
Most camp sites offer a delightful view and some are terraced. The
pavilion located in the day-use area is the only indication left of
its Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) origin. In general, the campground
is beautifully manicured, picturesque and reflects "loving" care.
One unusual feature is a bicycle shower located at the trailhead of
If horseback riding is of interest, there is the nearby, privately-owned
Brushy Creek Guest Ranch. Horses can be rented for trail riding through
some beautiful Homochitto National Forest hills and countryside.
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes
RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $20 per day - electric and water hookups
$7 per day - no hookups
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14
CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 22
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22
Total Sites: 44
Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes
No. Tables on Sites: 22
No. Grilles on Sites: 22
Equestrian Camping: No
No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0
No. Water and Electric Only: 22
No. Water Only: 0
No. Electric Only: 0
No. RV Pull Throughs: 1
Waste Station: Yes
Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes
Largest Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 59'
Parking aprons are paved.
BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: Yes
There are wheelchair friendly showers on both loops.
Public Phone: Yes
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0
No. Threaded: 0
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes
Swimming (provided): Yes
Boat Ramp: No
Boat Carry Down Access: Yes
Power Boating: No
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: No
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No
Clear Springs Lake is 10 acres. There is a large, beautifully
manicured grass and sandy beach.
Clear Springs Trail System
Tally's Trail (foot and mountain bike) - 12 miles.
Clear Springs Loop Trail (around lake) - 1 mile
Mill Branch (foot and mountain bike) - 5 miles
Richardson Creek Trail - 7 miles
Largemouth bass, Bream and Channel catfish