Outdoor Adventures in Grenada, MS

Grenada offers some of the South’s best landscapes and outdoor recreation opportunities for you and your family. From our nationally-recognized Grenada Lake–known for the best Crappie fishing in the US–to our picturesque Dogwoods Golf Course, premier outdoor camping, and the beautiful countryside of Mississippi, Grenada can check all the boxes. You can also find unique historical sites, small-town shopping, spontaneous music, down-home cooking, and a hospitable and welcoming community.

Wake up, stop at Square Market for a bite of breakfast, and take a 1.5 mile drive to Grenada Lake, which has something for every outdoor enthusiast. Choose between hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, water skiing, bird watching, camping, picnicking, golfing, swimming, or picking your guitar.

Best Nature Attractions

  • Grenada Lake
  • Chakchiuma Swamp
  • Hugh White State Park
  • Lee Tartt Nature Preserve
  • Old River Nature Trail


The following day, add Hugh White State Park and Chakchiuma Swamp & Lee Tartt Nature Preserve to your itinerary. If you enjoy fishing, boating, water skiing, and picnicking, Hugh White State Park is the perfect place for you. If you’re looking to take in the region’s unique flora and fauna, visit The Chakchiuma Swamp & Lee Tartt Nature Preserve, where you can learn about nature, hike, kayak, canoe, bird-watch, and see a wide variety of plants and animals unique to our area, where the Mississippi Delta meets the Mississippi Hills. To make it a perfect day, stop by Spain’s Supermarket in the morning for a picnic lunch or dinner.

Top Outdoor Activities

  • Crappie fishing on Grenada Lake
  • Camping
  • Concerts in the park
  • Picnicking
  • Dogwoods Golf Course
  • Swimming in the lake
  • Downtown Square Boating & jet skis
  • Kayak the swamp
  • Bike the nature trails
  • Hike around the lake


After a day out on the lake, come into town to enjoy Molly’s Place for a cocktail, dinner, and maybe some live music in the Courtyard Square Market. If you have a lot of family and friends with you, give First & Green a call for catering and event space.

Beautiful Scenery

  • State Parks & Nature Preserves
  • Historic Downtown
  • Local green spaces
  • Grenada Lake
  • Local art galleries
  • Gardens
  • Mississippi forests


Need ideas for a day trip? Look no further. Grenada is the day trip locale you’ve been dreaming of.

Plan 1

  • Camp by the Lake
    Famous Crappie Fishing!
    Bike into Town for Lunch
    Sunset Boat Ride with Family
    Grill Up the Catch of the Day
  • Drinks & Music at Molly’s Place

Plan 2

Grenada Lake

If you fish crappie, you have to visit Grenada Lake. This world-renowned destination is a must-see for seasoned and beginner fishermen alike. Rent a boat, buy some bait, fill your cooler, and head out on the lake with friends and family to reel in crappie all afternoon. In addition to crappie fishing, you’ll find bream, catfish, and white bass within Grenada Lake’s waters. Local fishing guides can help you navigate the lake, showing you the best secret spots for fishing. Not into fishing? Rent jet skis or kayaks and get out on the water, hang out on the porch of one of the amazing Grenada lake cabins, or tour the area around the lake on a bicycle. Opportunities for fun are endless in our little corner of the world.

In the heart of North Mississippi, just off I55 and centrally located between Jackson and Memphis, you will find the town of Grenada. Whether you’re looking for a new home, a home-away-from-home, or place to launch or relocate your business, we welcome you to join our growing community.

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