If you love being near the water, chances are you'll enjoy riding on a jet ski. Jet skis, also known as personal water crafts (PWC) or water scooters, skim across the surface of the water and are driven like a motorcycle. With such an abundance of ocean, lakes, rivers, and streams across our state, it was hard to narrow down—but we've rounded up our picks for the five of the most thrilling jet skiing spots in the state. Ride safely!
What better place to enjoy your personal watercraft than out in the open Gulf of Mexico? Whether you take a boat out to the barrier islands or you stay close to shore, you'll have no shortage of space to cruise through the waves.
Eagle Lake is an oxbow (or U-shaped) lake which sits at the border between Louisiana and Mississippi near Vicksburg. This lake was originally part of the Mississippi River, and although it's primarily popular for bass fishing, the shape of the lake makes it a popular spot for watercraft as well. There's even a public boat ramp for your convenience!
Grasshopper Island is a tiny piece of land where the Biloxi and Tchoutacabouffa Rivers meet Biloxi's Back Bay. The island is only accessible by boat, making it a popular destination for anyone who enjoys hanging out on the river. This is a great spot to anchor the boat and cruise around on your jet ski!
Barnett Reservoir is a popular destination for anyone in central Mississippi who likes spending time on the water. With five marinas located on "The Rez,” you'll easily find a space all to yourself to really get your jet ski going!
Tunica Cutoff is another oxbow lake, this time in the far northwestern corner of the state. Although this lake borders both Arkansas and Mississippi, you can only access it from the Mississippi side. This lake is narrow, but with 2,500 acres, there's plenty of room for jet ski enthusiasts!