Lake Bogue Homa – Laurel MS

Description

Mississippi State Game and Fish Commission sponsored the Works Progress Administration to create a number of lakes for recreation purposes. Near Laurel, Lake Gates was approximately 1500 acres, fed by the Boguehoma Creek. The project began in 1936, and was completed in 1939. At some point by 1947, the name had been changed to Lake Bogue Homa. The lake remains an active fishing location and has been improved over the years.

Source notes

Chain of Lakes in Hill counties is now proposed. (July 26, 1936). Natchez Democrat, p. 3.

Lake progressing. (August 16, 1936). Natchez Democrat, p. 7.

Turcotte, W. H., & Watts, D. L. (1999). Birds of Mississippi, p. 19. Mississippi

Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks: University Press of Mississippi.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on June 16, 2020.

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Location Info


149 Bogue Homa Lake Road
Laurel, Mississippi 39443

Coordinates: 31.7023591, -89.0245963

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