MONTICELLO – Lake Mary Crawford, located near Monticello, is closed to the public. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) drained the lake in preparation for planned renovations. “Draining Lake Mary Crawford will allow us to make needed repairs to the water level control structure, fishing piers, and boat ramp,” said Jerry Brown, MDWFP State Lake Coordinator. “After repairs are completed, we will restock the lake with bass, bream, crappie, and catfish.”
Anglers have several other lakes to choose from in southwest Mississippi. Lake Jeff Davis, Lake Mike Conner, and Lake Lincoln State Park are nearby popular destinations.