John W. Kyle State Park (Campground) Updated:09/2020

John W. Kyle State Park
Located on scenic Sardis Reservoir just one hour from Memphis, John W. Kyle State Park offers a wide array of recreational opportunities in an area abundant in natural beauty. The historic campus of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is just 25 miles away, making Kyle State Park the perfect spot to spend a football weekend.

Area Attractions

  • Town Square (Oxford)
  • Rowan Oak, Home of William Faulkner (Oxford)
  • Upper Sardis Wildlife Management Area
  • Holly Springs National Forest
  • Home of John Grisham (Oxford)
  • Kyle Home - (Sardis) Home of the Legislator for which this park was named
  • Heflin House Museum in Sardis
  • Factory Stores Outlet Mall in Batesville 

Annual Events

  • March            The Jack Russell Terrier Dog Show
  • April               Spring Pilgrimage (Holly Springs)
  • May                St. Jude Bass Classic
                            Town Square Rotary BBQ (Batesville)
  • June                Golf Tournament
                            Bass Tournament
  • July                 Delta Street Rods
  • August          William Faulkner/Yoknapatawpha Conference (Oxford)
  • September     Labor Day Musical Program
  • October         Antique Engine and Tractor Show (Sardis Chamber of Commerce)
                            Fall Festival (Batesville)

Several Golf Tournaments will be held throughout the year.

Developed Camping
John Kyle State Park offers 200 sites available for developed camping. Sites feature picnic tables, grills, and water and electrical hookups, bathhouses, laundry facilities, and a central sewage dumping station all conveniently located in the campground.  Advance reservations are recommended and may be made up to 24-months in advance.

John W. Kyle features 20 air-conditioned cabins, furnished with basic kitchen equipment, utensils, dishware and bed and bath linens.   All of the cabins are located near the water, have a  fireplace and accommodate up to four people.   Additionally, 2 cabins are located on the Golf Course. Each of these cabins consist of 4 bedrooms and equipped much the same as the other cabins. Advance reservations are recommended and may be made up to 24-months in advance.

Group Camp
There are two air-conditioned dormitories available for groups. Meals are served cafeteria style in the dining hall. Campers must furnish their own linens, towels, pillows, soap and other personal items. Advance reservations are recommended and may be made up to 24-months in advance. 

Pool (Seasonal)
A swimming pool is located near the Family Cabin area.  The pool complex has shower facilities.  The pool is operated Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  CLOSED on Monday(s) and Tuesday(s) each week, unless a holiday falls on one of these days.   A fee is charged.  Traditionally lifeguards are school aged and days of operation will be dictated by school schedule (Inquire at Park Office for any changes to normal days and hours of operations).

Visitor/Activity Building
The visitor's center (Lodge) houses the park office, a large ball room, and dining room that will accommodate 96, suitable for family reunions, banquets, and luncheon meetings.   Advance reservations are recommended and may be made up to 24-months in advance.

Picnic Area
John Kyle State Parks features picnic sites affording views of Sardis Reservoir, each equipped with tables and barbecue grills.

Mallard Pointe Golf Course
This picturesque Robert Cup design is located in the rolling hills of Kyle State Park. The championship 18 hole course features striking elevation changes and measures 7,000 from the back tees. Also included is a large driving range and putting green in addition to a practice course consisting of a par 3, par 4, and par 5. Mallard Pointe Club House is designed to provide those items necessary to make your golf experience the best it can be. Daily green fees or an annual pass is available with tee times being accepted 6 months in advance.

Boat Launching
Sardis Reservoir offers 58,500 acres of freshwater for fishing and boating enthusiasts. Ramps are provided for those who wish to launch their own boats. A fee is charged and payment for boat launches must be made to the US Army Corp of Enginers.  A honor box system is used and is located at each boat ramp area with instruction for payment and fee amount.

Sardis Reservoir offers 58,500 acres of fresh water for fishing, swimming, and boating enthusiasts. The lake is brimming with catfish, crappie, bass, and bream.  A Mississippi fishing license is required for all persons between the ages of 16 and 65. Licenses may be purchased at the park office (licenses are cash only sales).

Laundry Facilities
Laundry facilities are available in the campground area.

Day Use
A day use entry fee is charged on a per vehicle basis.

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Contact John W. Kyle State Park (Campground)

4235 State Park Road
Sardis, MS  38666
Phone: (662) 487-1345
Fax: (662) 487-0409

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