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Sardis Lake FAQ


When was Sardis Dam built?
Sardis Dam became operational in October 1940

How long is the Dam?
Sardis Dam is 15,300 feet in length with an average height of 97 feet.

How large is Sardis Lake?
Sardis Lake has a maximum storage capacity of 1,512,000 acre-feet of water. The lake's normal "recreation pool" is 32,500 acres.

Why does the water level drop so much during the winter?
During the fall and winter months the lake is gradually drawn down to a "conservation pool" of 9800 acres. This allows for storage of spring rains from the 1,545 square mile drainage area above the dam.

Are cabins available on Sardis Lake?
Cabins are available at John Kyle State Park. For information or reservations, call (662) 487-1345.

Where can I get a fishing license or find out about fishing regulations?
Fishing licenses can be purchased at most bait shops and there are several around Sardis Lake. Information about fishing regulations can be found at: http://www.mdwfp.com/fishing.asp

What boat ramps have the boat-launching fee?
Lower Lake Boat Ramp, Engineer’s Pointi; Beach Point; Cole’s Point, Pat’s Bluff, Clear Creek, Coontown Landing, Hurricane Landing, Wyatt’s Crossing, Teckville Landing.

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