Oxford and its surrounding areas have everything needed for the outdoors enthusiast. Here are some tips and information on camping and fishing in Oxford MS.


Oxford has two campgrounds relatively close to the town, John W. Kyle State Park, & Wall Doxey State Park. Both offer cabins, RV spots, and tent spots. Sardis is the larger of the two with camping on the upper lake and the lower lake, below the spillway. Wall Doxey is a little more intimate & features 2 very challenging disc golf courses. Both have boat ramps for the fishing enthusiast.  There is a new RV Park in the area.  Rebel RV Park & Storage offers full hookups, free WiFi, taxi and shuttle service, and more.



There are ample fishing opportunities close to Oxford. North Mississippi is often hailed as the crappie capital of the world with the world record fish being caught in nearby Water Valley. Each May, huge numbers flock to nearby Sardis Lake to fill up the cooler. Sardis also offers great bass fishing and catfish fishing as well as a large population of white bass. Being a large body of water, the best fishing at Sardis Lake is best accessible by boat.

If smaller lakes and ponds are your thing then head to the Holly Springs National Forest. Situated to the North East of town, the National Forest covers 155,000 acres and has over 30 fishable lakes ranging from 260 acres to 2 acres. These ponds and lakes are a little more secluded so don’t get a lot of pressure. Your best bet is to view a map of the area beforehand to pick where you want to go.

No matter where you go fishing around Oxford, make sure you stop by Skymart on College Hill Road to pick up a fishing license, bait, tackle, and some fishing reports.

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