It was the most destructive river flood in the history of the United States. The Great Mississippi Flood spread over 27,000 square miles, covering the land in depths of up to 30 feet. In its wake lay unprecedented death and damage.

view of lake and golf course North Abutment state park view boats on water at sunset

But also in its wake came a remarkable remedy. The federal government constructed the world’s largest system of levees and floodways to prevent a future catastrophe, and out of this system Grenada Lake was born. A reservoir built by the U.S. Corps of Engineers on Yalobusha River, the Lake began operation in 1954; this double-duty asset provides both flood control in the Yazoo River Basin and family fun, all in one beautiful setting which, in addition to the 36,000-acre lake stocked with fish like crappie, bass and sunfish, also includes the scenic Hugh White State Park. Altogether, 96,000 acres of sheer delight.

Civil War Cemetery Confederate Fort sign J. Augustine Signaigo marker Father and son with Civil War cannon

Visit many historic locations in the surrounding Grenada area.


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