upriver camping at the barnett reservoir
Upriver campers must adhere to all requirements as
outlined in PRVWSD Regulations Part 203, Chapter 12: Camping.
upriver camping on the Barnett
Reservoir is allowed on sandbars and river banks along the District’s property
on Pearl River north of Hwy 43 and south of Leake County Water Park. Camping is not allowed with one-half mile of
platted subdivisions or land posted as “No Camping”. Campsite must be located in visible sight
range of the river.
The District requires all camping sites be
permitted. This permit is issued free to campers. Campers are required to call or visit Goshen
Springs Campground (601-829-2751) or Reservoir Control Tower (601-992-9703) to
obtain the permit. Campers will be given
a permit number that must be displayed properly at their chosen campsite. Campers will provide name, address and cell
phone number of responsible person for campsite, location of campsite, duration
of camping trip and anticipated number of campers.
The regulations outline some of the following
items: Primitive upriver camping is
defined as simple camping in a natural setting.
All equipment and gear brought to the campsite must be removed when
campers depart. No permanent structures,
facilities, groundcovers or overhead covers may be constructed or
installed. The natural setting of the
site or habitat may not be altered.
Camping permits are issued for a maximum duration of ten days. Campers wishing to extend their stay past
ten days must break camp, move to a new location, and register for a new
The District has constructed a permanent shelter
structure and a composting bathroom on the sandbar known as “Flag Island” for
upriver campers use. ( Lat. 32.585144o Lon. -89.817957o )
upriver camping permit