Marathon Lake Campground

Bienville National Forest

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FS-520
Lake, MS 39092
601-469-3811
601-965-1600
Official Website

GPS: 32.2039, -89.363

Last Price Paid: $18
Number of Sites: 34
Open Seasonally: March - mid Dec.
Elevation: 451 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

4 people have reviewed this location.

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
Weboost
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 18

P would stay here again

“Great stopover heading back NE”

Reviewed Sep 16, 2018

Overall Rating

Great stopover. Easy access frim Rte 24/exit 88. Lovely lake views. Level site (using IPhone level). Good luck to the new management as they make much needed renovations around the campground. We are sellf-contained, so no review on the bath house or toilet facilities. This is a lovely place that will only improve in the near future!

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4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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1 review
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 14
“Filthy bath houses but a very nice park”

Reviewed Jul 01, 2018

Overall Rating

Nice, large lake with good swimming area and sandy beach. Good and easy hike around the lake for all ages. A very beautiful and well designed park. Plenty of sites to choose from on a first-come basis. Met plenty of friendly locals there. Plenty of people fishing. Now the bath houses are filthy and it’s such a shame because this pa... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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RV-Dreamer
Cumming, GA
35 JAYCO PRECEPT
2010 Lexus in tow ES350
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $13
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 15

RV-Dreamer would stay here again

“Best kept secret !!! ”

Reviewed Jun 30, 2017

Overall Rating

This no reservation "First Come' campground is a wonderful place to camp! The 20.30,50 amp & water hookup back sites are a generous size with most having a view of Marathom Lake. There is a boat launch,as well as designated swimming and fishing areas. Federal Interagency passes are honored, $10 for site plus $3.00 for utilities. . ... more

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0bars
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Verizon Voice Only

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GJB

17 Casita Freedom
2012 Ford F150
6 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 22
“What a find not far from IH-20 in Mississippi! ”

Reviewed Jul 10, 2016

Overall Rating

On the way to Georgia from Texas, I looked for campsites in the National Forests. I found Marathon Lake in Bienville National Forest not far from Jackson, Mississippi. The campsites were not very private but when we were there, only about 1/4 of the campsites were taken. The site we had was level and clean and a short walk to the water... more

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Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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