Bay Springs Lake - Mississippi
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Bay Springs Lake is a reservoir on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in northeast Mississippi. It is impounded by the Jamie Whitten Lock and Dam. Working under the direction of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Management Center, the Bay Springs Site Office oversees the recreation and navigation on the northern portion of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway including Bay Springs Lake. The lake is approximately nine miles long.

Bay Springs Resource Management Office and Visitor Center has exhibits and displays about the lake, natural resources and history of the area. The visitor center is open Monday thru Friday from 7:30am to 4pm.

The Natchez Trace Parkway crosses the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway just east of the Jamie Whitten Lock and Dam.

In 1840s George Gresham erected a water powered sawmill and gristmill at the narrow rocky gorge on Mackey's Creek. Rock overhangs in the gorge provided shelters which had been inhabited by Indians thousands of years before. In 1862, Gresham and two partners founded the Bay Springs Union factory. This company contained the original saw and grist mill and added a mill for spinning cotton yarn and carding wool. This small industrial center included not only the mill but a cotton gin, a blacksmith, post office and general store. In 1885, the factory was destroyed by fire and never rebuilt.
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Bay Springs Lake
82 Bay Springs Resource Road
Dennis, Mississippi 38838 (click to view a map)

From the Natchez Trace - exit the parkway at milepost 293.4. and go north less than half a mile to the lake and dam area.

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  • Latitude: 34.544812
    Longitude: -88.318662
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