The Barnett Reservoir, or The Rez as it’s called by locals, is an extraordinary gem in the very heart of Mississippi.
The Pearl River feeds the Barnett Reservoir’s vast body of water, which is centrally located in the state only a few miles outside of Jackson, the capitol city. Central Mississippi is the most diverse and culturally rich region of the state, and the entertainment and outdoor recreational opportunities are endless. The lifestyle and mild weather has attracted people from all over the country to live and work where the neighborhoods are both affordable and friendly, with hospitality second to none.
Everyone is welcome at The Rez, y’all, to experience the best that Mississippi has to offer.
The 2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series Tournament will be held on the Barnett Reservoir on March 1-3, 2018. The country’s best bass fisherman prove their fishing skills on The Rez as they earn their way into the Bassmaster Classic and Elite Series. For information, visit Bassmaster Opens Series Tournament. https://www.bassmaster.com/bass-pro-shops-bassmaster-opens
Friday, September 1st, 4 pm – 5 pm Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Paula Van Every has captured the essence of hundreds of birds at the The Rez in a photography exhibit that span a style from photo journalism to artistic interpretation. There’s a distinct integration between humans and the wild all over The Rez. […]
April 20, 2017 (from WJTV) — Three new kayak-dedicated launches have been installed at the Ross Barnett Reservoir. The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District said this gives paddlers access to the Rez. The new facilities are located at Ratliffs Ferry on the upper river, Brown’s Landing on the north end of the main lake just […]