Ford'S Well

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Overview

Ford's Well Campground is located on the south side of Enid Lake. This campground is designed for horse enthusiasts to be able to camp with their horses. The campground features eighteen campsites with full hook-ups, a shower house, dump station, picnic shelter, playground, six picnic sites, five interpretive buildings that date back to the early 1900s, and a 20.8 mile equestrian trail. The Ford's Well Recreation Area is a point of historical significance as an early 1900s site where many visitors came to either drink or bathe in the therapeutic waters that were produced by Mr. W. B. Ford's water Well. It was also a way station for a major stagecoach route through North Mississippi. This area is popular among equestrian riders and historians.

Recreation

Spyglass Hill Trail offers outdoor enthusiasts 20.8 miles of moderately hilly terrain with rock outcrops and scenic views of Enid Lake. Interpretive programs and guided tours of the buildings are provide on request. Nearby recreation areas on Enid Lake offers access to the lake for boating, fishing, and designated swimming areas. 

Facilities

The horse-friendly campground has 18 sites, each with a 70 foot RV pad with parking apron, water, electric and sewage hook-ups, charcoal grill, grill table, picnic table, lantern holder, fire ring, and hitching rail for horses. An accessible shower house with flush toilets is located in the middle of the campground. Other amenities in the campground include: A picnic shelter, playground, dump station, horse shower station, horse waste deposit bin, mounting block, and historical interpretive buildings that includes: a water well with gazebo, log cabin, blacksmith shop, outhouse, and barn are located in the campground. Spyglass Hill equestrian trail offers 20.8 miles to ride or walk. Rest stops along the trail includes picnic tables, grills, service tables, swing bench and a prominent peak to provide a view of the lake.

Natural Features

There is a distance view of the lake from campsites but they are nestled among towering native pine and oak trees. The surrounding woods provide habitat for squirrels, raccoons, chipmunks, deer, butterflies, and variety of birds. Spyglass Hill Trail offers outdoor enthusiasts 20.8 miles of moderately hilly terrain with rock outcrops and scenic views of Enid Lake. Visitors hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking along this trail will find numerous locations for viewing the local plants and animal species found in this northern Mississippi Hill County. It a perfect location for capturing a sunset or a rock sculpture made from some of the largest sandstone outcrops in the area.

Nearby Attractions

The nearby towns of Water Valley and Batesville, Mississippi offers shopping, hotels, restaurants and emergency care facilities if needed. Memphis, Tennessee, approximately 60 miles, offers tours of Graceland, Elvis Presley home. His birthplace is located in nearby Tupelo, Mississippi. 

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