FISHING, PADDLING & BOATING

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

Kayak Rentals

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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.

Check out the Jackson Yacht Club for sailing education.

Sailing

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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

Barnett Reservoir

Voted Mississippi Magazine's "Best in Mississippi" Best Waterfront Destination

Attractions on the Water

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