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Fishing, Paddling and boating

The Water's Fine

Ridgeland is a waterfront town, on the sparkling shores of the Rez (that's what locals call the Barnett Reservoir — all 33,000 acres of it). That makes Ridgeland a prime destination for endless hours of boating, sailing, fishing, paddling, water sports, camping, picnicking and bird watching.

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Voted Mississippi Magazine
“Best in Mississippi”
Best Waterfront Destination

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Barnett Reservoir

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Need a Kayak?
Visit Pearl River Kayaks 
or call (601) 966-5456

Kayak Rentals

Pontoon and Boat Rentals

Need a pontoon or personal watercraft?
Visit Main Harbor Marina Store 
or call (601) 853-0683.

Pontoon and Boat Rentals

Sailing

Set sail on the open waters of the Rez. It's the perfect way to enjoy our sunny, breezy days.

Sailing

Fishing

Don't let this one get away. Reservoir waters are teeming with life, so come on and cast a line. 
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Fishing

Boating

Attractions on the Water

Watersports Events

Ridgeland is home to national and regional fishing tournaments, weekend regattas and many a waterfront festival. Here's what's coming next.

Dragon Boat Regatta

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31jul6:00 am2:00 pmMagnolia Crappie Club ChampionshipEvent Type :Fishing, Paddling & Boating,Kids and Family,Outdoor

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Ridgeland Parks and Restaurants Re-open On May 7, 2020 with Safeguards

Thursday, May 7, 2020 begins the re-opening phase for Ridgeland parks and restaurants with safeguards in place.   Old Trace Park on Barnett Reservoir Parks and all related facilities at Barnett Reservoir will open at 9:00 a.m. according to a press release by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. Old Trace Park in Ridgeland …

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Explore Ridgeland’s Outdoor Attractions | Social Distancing at its Best

Social distancing is at its best in Ridgeland with our city’s abundance of outdoor attractions to explore! Don’t fret if your spring travel plans have been postponed, a “staycation” in Ridgeland will keep you happy and healthy in the great outdoors. Natchez Trace Parkway Ridgeland is fortunate to have one of America’s most popular roads …

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Crappie Fishing Barnett Reservoir

Barnett Reservoir Reopens for Boating and Fishing

As of 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020 the 33,000-acre Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland, MS is again open for boating and fishing after being closed in accordance to Governor Tate Reeves’ executive order related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District announced in a press release that most boat ramps …

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10 Ways to Have Fun and Stay Healthy in Ridgeland MS

10 Ways to Have Fun and Stay Healthy in Ridgeland, MS

As we navigate our new normal and social distancing with the COVID-19 outbreak, let’s keep in mind that there are still ways to have fun and stay healthy in our beautiful community of Ridgeland. We’ve compiled a list of ten ways to find some enjoyment and purpose as we all hunker down: 1. Support our …

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Getting Back to Nature in Ridgeland this Summer

With so many spring and early summer activities in Ridgeland, it’s easy to forget that away from the hot air balloons, fireworks, and crowds lies a core of breathtaking nature to enjoy. Whether you’re a bird-lover, fishing aficionado, or just enjoy a good nature walk, there’s something for you to do outside in Ridgeland. Here’s …

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What else can I do in Ridgeland?

Explore all the ways Ridgeland can bring family and friends together.

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