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South Abutment Day Use Area

Arkabutla Lake



South Abutment Day Use Area is a campground located on a bluff overlooking the Coldwater River and Arkabutla Lake in northwest Mississippi. It offers two pavilions, two restrooms, and a playground, as well as plenty of picnic tables, grills and parking. Picnickers and campers can also enjoy attractions in the area, such as being 30 minutes away from Memphis.


South Abutment Day Use Area sits along Arkabutla Lake and Dam in the hills of northwest Mississippi. The dam project is on the Coldwater River and offers some of the best sailing east of the Mississippi River.


Water is nearby, but no designated swim areas. PFDs are required to be worn while swimming. 


Two pavilions, two restrooms, a playground, and plenty of parking for everyone. 

Natural Features

Located on a bluff overlooking the dam and lake. Playground for kids, and plenty of additional picnic tables and grills in the area. 

Nearby Attractions

Arkabutla Lake is situated about 30 minutes south of Memphis. We have three class A campgrounds nearby that will support RV's or tent camping with electric, water, and sewage hookups on site. We also have an additional three primitive campgrounds for tent camping only. 

Charges & Cancellations

Cancellations may be made up until the day before the day of reservation. 

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