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Lake Pushmataha is approximately a 285-acre fishing lake constructed in 2000 and opened to the public in the summer of 2005. Handicapped fishing piers are available and fishing from the bank is a popular pastime. Picnic areas with grills are readily accessible for family oriented fun and recreation. No skiing and swimming is allowed, however, the lake is located adjacent to the Geyser Falls Water Theme Park and Clearwater Key. Events to be held at Lake Pushmataha must be requested in writing to the Choctaw Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Department.


Highway 16 West, turn onto Blackjack Road, drive 2 miles past Geyser Falls Water Park entrance. Entrance to the lake will be on the left. The Lake is located on the Pearl River Indian Reservation in Neshoba County. More...

Lake Pushmataha Fees

Daily Permit Fees
Adult Fishing (Ages 16-64)$4.00
Boat Launching/ Fishing (Ages 16-64)$6.00
Youth Fishing (Ages 6-15)$1.00
Ages 5 or youngerFREE
Veterans/Disabled/Seniors over 64*FREE
*Documentation of proof required.
Annual Permit Fees
Adult Fishing (Ages 16-64)$60.00
Boat Launching/ Fishing (Ages 16-64)$100.00
Youth Fishing (Ages 6-15)$35.00
Ages 5 or youngerFREE
Veterans/Disabled/Seniors over 64*FREE
*Documentation of proof required.

Group fees are available. Please call for pricing.

Lake Regulations:

  • Canoes are allowed at boater's own risk.
  • No skiing and swimming are allowed.
  • Fishing by pole only.
  • Open fires allowed in designated areas if prior approval has been requested and granted.
  • Lake is open from sunrise to midnight.
  • Wake allowed in designated areas.
  • Boats must be 26 feet or smaller.
  • Lake permits are required. Honor box is available on site with fees posted.
  • Personal Floatation Devices (PFD) are required for each person on the boat.
  • Ages 12 & under are required to wear PFD at all times while on boat.
  • Proper boating and safety equipment is required when operating a boat.
  • No littering.
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed.
  • All other regulations set under authority of Choctaw Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.
  • All US Coast Guard boating regulations will be enforced.

Choctaw Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Department
Monday - Friday ~ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
125 River Ridge Circle ~ Choctaw, MS 39350