Jeff Davis Lake
Jeff Davis Lake is only a couple miles off the Trace near Prentiss, and has good Camping,
boating, and picnicking facilities. They have rental boats, and can issue temporary fishing
licenses.  To get to Jeff Davis Lake from Highway 42, turn on Ed Parkman road (also see 
large  brown signs on the highway) and go 1/4 mile. The entrance will be on your right. 
From the Trace, use the new Mayor Blount's Contrail (side trail).
To go by road, turn on Ed Parman (sic) road and go 2.8 miles to the Lake. 
If you are going in the Prentiss - Hattiesburg direction,
the turn will be to the right, and vice versa. 

There are quite a few fishing piers around the lake.

The office and rest rooms at Jeff Davis Lake

The camp sites have pads, picnic tables, and grills

For more information on Jeff Davis Lake, see the Prentiss web site 
or call (601) 792-4674 / 792-8225.

See pictures taken by a group of Longleaf bicyclists of their camping trip at Jeff Davis

4K Stables
4K has an area for RV parking, as well as primitive camping, with rest rooms and 
showers in the stable office area. See pictures of the camping facilities at 4K Stables. 
Also see the 4K web site for more information, or call (601) 943-5003.


A nice primitive camp area has been developed on the Trace near Carson, 
just across from the horse trailer parking lot. It has plenty of parking and 
lots of shade. See more pictures of the camping area in Carson.. 

Other Possibilities
Shady Cove RV Park on Highway 49 at the intersection with Highway 42 is about 8 miles from Sumrall, and has an area for primitive camping in addition to their RV facilities. Paul B. Johnson State Park just south of Hattiesburg on Highway 49 has excellent camping.

 Another  primitive camp area may also be developed near Beaver Lake (the beaver pond at the Overlook). Please call the Trail Manager at (601) 264-8825 or 315-2453 for the latest information on this and other possible camping sites.

Fishing is reportedly excellent in Jeff Davis Lake (see above). There is also a stream near Prentiss on the Trace where fish have been sighted. Be careful about trespassing on adjacent property without permission. Fishing is also possible at the beaver pond, again being careful to stay on Trace right-of-way (marked with concrete markers).