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Homochitto National Forest

Mississippi



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CAMPGROUND NAME: Clear Springs

VISIT DATE: 02/06/1997

UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014

STATE: Mississippi

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT: Homochitto

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Meadville

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
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.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
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 
Tally's Trail.

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.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $20 per day - electric and water hookups
  $13 per day with Senior/Access discount
$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

RV INFORMATION
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'

Comments:
Parking aprons are paved.

BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Vaults: No
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: Yes

Comments:
There are wheelchair friendly showers on both loops.

OTHER FACILITIES
Playground: Yes
Public Phone: Yes
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0
  No. Threaded: 0
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): Yes
Sailing: No
Boat Ramp: No
Boat Carry Down Access: Yes
Power Boating: No
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: No
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Clear Springs Lake is 10 acres.  There is a large, beautifully
manicured grass and sandy beach.

HIKING
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

FISHING   
Largemouth bass, Bream and Channel catfish




Fred and Suzi Dow