Mississippi Map

Marathon Lake

Contact Info
3473 Highway 35 South
Forest, MS

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Number of Sites:
34 Camping Sites


You will enjoy the beauty and seclusion of this quiet campground located approximately 15 miles southeast of Forest, MS and 25 miles northeast of Raleigh, MS. Marathon Recreation area is equippped with 34 camping sites, boat ramp, swimming area, 2 bath houses (warm showers), picnic shelters, picnic tables and a hiking trail. The lake has been stocked with catfish, bass and crappie and is open to bream fishing. The campsites have hookups and many are handicapped accessible. A dump station is available. The area has a volunteer campground Host on site most of the time.

It got its' name from Marathon Lumber Company which closed in 1929.



Basic Info
Total Sites:
34 Camping Sites
Additional Details

Campground regulations are posted at entrance gate.

Volunteer campground host on site most of the time.

The entrance gate is closed each day at 10:00 p.m. and opened at 6:00 a.m.

No alcholic beverages are allowed.

Accessible for persons with disabilities.

Fishing is allowed: State requirements and limits apply. Boat motors are allowed with the restriction of no wake.

Marathon is open year-round unless winter weather conditions require the area to be closed. Please contact the District Rangers office to make sure the area is open if you plan on visiting during the months of January & February.

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