Located only seven miles northwest of Meridian, MS on Okatibbee Creek, Okatibbee Lake is an important feature in the development of the Pascagoula River Basin.
The project was authorized by Congress in 1962 primarily for flood reduction on 26,000 acres of residential, industrial and agricultural lands along Okatibbee Creek and the upper Chickasawhay River.
Today, the beautiful waters of the lake and the surrounding forests provide excellent recreational opportunities including boating, fishing, camping, hunting, and enjoying the parks.
Water Area (acres) 4,144
Land Area (acres) 7,150
Length of Shoreline (miles) 28
For General Information, see
Recreation In The Mobile District
Lakes and Recreation
Mobile District Home Page.