Today, this subtle, rebellious spirit of her residents still lies under the surface as young families forsake the ubiquitous surroundings of large, suburban cities for a slower pace of life. Never has it been more evident with the majority of growth realized by self-made, multi generational companies and world-class corporations who call Jones County home.
Lake Bogue Homa was built in 1939 and acquired by MDWFP in 1959. It is a 882 acre lake located in Jones County, 6 mi. E of Laurel on Hwy 84.
It is the largest state fishing lake operated by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. The 882 acre lake was renovated and stocked in 2008. The lake was reopened to fishing in May, 2010. Three handicapped access fishing piers make fishing from the bank popular. The 3 boat ramps can accommodate boats of all sizes. Sport fish licenses and lake permits are required. Check posted regulations at the lake for permit fees.