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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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20feb7:00 pm10:00 pmCommunity Sailing on the Rez Mardi Gras Drawdown PartyEvent Type :Fishing, Paddling & Boating,Music

25feb5:45 pm8:00 pmMardi Gras 0.5K Run for EveryoneEvent Type :Fitness,Kids and Family,Outdoor,Running

29feb7:00 am2:00 pm2020 Mississippi Blues MarathonEvent Type :Fitness,Outdoor,Running

29feb7:00 am7:00 pmMississippi Blues Marathon|HalfEvent Type :Fitness,Music,Running

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Chisha Foka Multi Use Trail

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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