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State lakes and State Park lakes re-open on Monday

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In response to Governor Tate Reeves’ Executive Order 1473, the  Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will re-open State lakes and State Park lakes to fishing and boating at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 20th.

Bank fishing will be allowed with social distancing requirements (maintaining a minimum of 6 feet distance between individuals). Fishing piers will remain closed.  A state fishing license is required to fish any public body of water in Mississippi.

You can purchase a state fishing license and renew your boat registration online at

Social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Mississippi Department of Health (MDH) regarding COVID-19 must be adhered. 


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