Barnett Reservoir
Pearl River Valley Water Supply District

Notice to Boaters

​​Notice to Boaters

Notice to Boaters

Beginning Monday, September 19, dredging equipment and pipes will be moving into the western end of the south shore of Pelahatchie Bay.  See the accompanying map.  Boaters should use caution and look out for floating pipelines.  Expect dredging in this area until the end of 2023.



These Notice to Boaters are provided by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District for the information about hazards and changes to navigation to the recreational users of the Barnett Reservoir and the Pearl River under the District's Jurisdiction.

NOTICE: Holding Tank Inspections are now required for all boats with affixed holding tanks.

Warning information

Lake Levels fluctuate – always operate watercraft with caution.Operate within the channel markers when traveling outside of the main lake.

Bait and Tackle shops ( * on the water )

Main Harbor Store*                         Harborwalk Dr, Ridgeland MS             601-853-0683​
Tommy’s Trading Post*                   1680 Hwy 43N Brandon MS                601-829-1903
Pelahatchie Bay Trading Post*       Hwy 471, Brandon MS                         601-829-1709
Franks Bait & Tackle                         758 Hwy 43S, Canton MS                     601-859-5571
Ratliff Ferry Trading Post                 Ratliff Ferry Rd, Canton MS                 601-859-1810
Q&M Bait Shop                                 6909 Old Canton Rd, Ridgeland MS    601-978-3428


Main Harbor Marina                                     Ridgeland MS       ​​                    601-856-5399
The Marina at Lost Rabbit                            Madison MS                             601-813-1566
Sunset Marina at 43                                      Brandon MS                             601-829-1513
Jackson Yacht Club                                        Ridgeland MS                           601-856-8844
Sportsmen’s Marina                                      Brandon MS                             601-992-8400 
Pelahatchie Bay Trading Post                      Brandon MS                             601-829-1703 

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  • 115 Madison Landing Circle
    Ridgeland, MS

  • Phone: 601-856-6574
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