MISSISSIPPI STATE PARKS

Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

P.O. Box 451, Jackson, MS 39205-0451

Central Assistance Office 800/467-2757 or 601/365-2177

Internet www.mdwfp.com


Mississippi offers lodging in 18 State Parks. Visa and MasterCard accepted for deposits.

Cabins in the Mississippi State Parks are rated as either deluxe (D), standard (S) or rustic ®. The rustic cabins were built in the 1930’s by the CCC, standard cabins were constructed between 1950-60, and the deluxe cabins are new. Reservations are not required, but are recommended for certain cabins. Contact the park of your choice during daily office hours. Minimu stay is three nights during the summe, and Memorial Day and Labord. One night usae is permitted pending on availability. Maximum stay is 2 weeks.,with one week extensions also available. Check-in is 3 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m. Mississippi charges for just about everything in the parks, including swimming, tennis, boat launching, and bicycles.

Reservations: Up to one year in advance. Within 10 days of the request for a reservaiton, a deposit must be received by the park. Deposits are non-refundable andnon-transferrable. Arrangements can be made for late arrivals if guests re arriving after 5 p.m. Reservations will be releases at 11 am if guests have not arrived by the following morning after the first date of arrival.

Amenities: Each cabin has furnished bed and bath lienens, soap and basic kitchen euqipment, cooking utensils, dishes and flatwear. Detailed informaiton can be obtained from the parks or by calling the numbers above.

Entrance Fees: Most parks have themSome parks are stetup for the physically challenged. Pets only in the day area. Annual passes available to Mississippi residents. Most parks have stingent rules and regulaitons.


CLARKCO STATE PARK

386 Clarkco Road,

Quitman, MS 39355

601/776-6651.

The 815-acre park is located S of Meridian and E. of Jackson on I-20. The park has gently rolling woodlands and a 65-acre lake, and offers tennis, nature trails, boat rentals, camp store, swimming, fishing, and special events. There is a new lodge overlooking the lake, but try one of the 20 modern or rustic cabins, all with AC, also overlooking the lake. All are available year around by advance reservation. The rustic and modern chalets and cabins each accommodate 2-8 people. Each cabin is completely furnished, including stove, refrigerator, cookware, linen, and even soap. Each cabin has a lake pier.

M = Modern, D = Deluxe R = Rustic

Cabin # Style Rates Sleeps

1,2,9,10,11 M $64 6

#AB, $AB6 M $49 6

5AB M $38 4

7,8 R $44 8

13,14,15,16,17 D $70 6


GEORGE PAYNE. COSSAR STATE PARK

Route 1, Box 67

Oakland, MS 38948

601/623-7356

The park is located N. of Jackson on I-SS and just E. of the interstate on Enid Lake, 6 miles from Oakland. The park is open year around except Christmas and New Years Day, and offers guided tours of the Quail Run Nature Trail in the summer months, boat rentals, miniature golf, water skiing, bicycle rentals, fishing and swimming pool. There are 8 modern lakeside cabins sleeping up to 4 persons. Each has a fireplace, screened porch and AC. Sheets, pillows, bath linens, blankets, soap and utensils are furnished. Check-in time is 3 p.m., check-out is 11 a.m. There is also a restaurant on the park grounds.

Cabin # Style Rates Sleeps

1-8 M $43 4

9-12 M $50 6

14 D $70 6


HOLMES COUNTY STATE PARK

Route 1, Box 153

Durant, MS 39063

601/653-3351.

Come to the park during the blossoming of the dogwoods. This park is one of the first 10 in the state, and one of most popular, offering 2 lakes. The park is 50 miles N. of Jackson on I-50, just S. of Durant, and features an archery range, nature trails, skating rink with snack bar, fishing, boat rentals, waterskiing, swimming, and boat launch. There are 6 rustic cabins arranged in a semi-circle on a lake. In addition, there are 3 duplex cabins (6 rental units) near the campground. Each cabin is AC, with a fireplace. Bedding and linen furnished, as well as utensils and kitchenettes.

M = Modern D= Deluxe R = Rustic

Cabin # Style Rates Sleeps

1 R $43 4

2,6 R $49 4

3,4,5 R $53 6

7AB, 8AB M $56 6

9AB M $59 6


HUGE WHITE STATE PARK

Box 725

Grenada, MS 38901

601/226~4934.

The park has the most varied facilities of any park in the state. It is located around the 64,000-acre Grenada Lake area, formed after damming the Yalobusha River. There is a nice sand beach on the lake. The park is 4 miles from Mississippi Hwy. 8 and is reached by a winding road cut through the pine and hardwood forest. There is a full marina, fishing, swimming with concession stand at beach, plus waterskiing, tennis, boat and bicycle rentals. The park lodge overlooks the lake, as do the vacation cabins. There are 10 duplex cabins within the park, located on the bluff over the lake. Each of the 20 units has AC, bath with shower, bedroom, kitchenette, screened porches, linen and utensils furnished. There is also a motel and restaurant in the park.

M = Modern D= Deluxe R = Rustic

Cabin # Style Rates Sleeps

1AB,3AB,5-6AB,10AB M $60 4

2AB,4AB,8-9AB M $45 4

7AB M $55 4

11AB, 12AB D $70 6

Motel 1-10 M $30 4


J.P. COLEMAN STATE PARK

613 CR 321

Iuka, MS 388S2

601/423-6515.

The park is located in the NE corner of the state, near Corinth, on the Tennessee River. The park borders the Indian Creek area, and a short nature walk in the woods will bring you in touch with pine and hardwood forests, and wild plum trees. The park offers water sports, with a complete marina and rental boats. Picnic shelters are along the shore, and there is a miniature golf course for the kids. There are 10 duplex cabins, each sleeping 4 persons, located on the high banked water’s edge where Indian Creek flows into the Tennessee River. Each is equipped with a kitchenette, AC, heat, porch, linens and utensils. Heavy use season is from May 1—Sept. 15, so make advance reservations during that time.

M = Modern D= Deluxe R = Rustic

Cabin # Style Rates Sleeps

1AB,3AB M $48 4

2AB,4AB, 8AB M $62 4

5AB, 6AB, 7AB M $51 4

9AB,10AB M $56 4

9AB M $60 4


JOHN W. KYLE STATE PARK & MALLARD POINT GOLF COURSE

Route 1, Box 115

Sardis, MS 38666

601/487-1345.

Golf Course – 888/TEE-MISS

The park is 150 miles N. of Jackson on I-55, on Sardis Lake, in an area once used by the Chickasaw Indians. Many wild chestnuts once grew here, but have been replaced by dogwoods, oaks and pine. The park has a swimming pool, lodge with ballroom and fireplace, recreation building, waterskiing, swimming, boat rentals, fishing and nature trails. There are 20 AC cabins, with advance reservations recommended. Each cabin has a kitchenette, bedroom, bath with shower. Ten of the cabins have fireplaces, and 10 have screened porches. All linens and utensils are furnished.

M = Modern D= Deluxe R = Rustic

Cabin # Style Rates Sleeps

1-10AB M $60 4

1-3 R $33 2

4-5 R $41 2


LAKE LOWNDES STATE PARK

3319 Lake Lowndes Road

Columbus, MS 39702

601/328-2110.

The park is located 12 miles SE. of Columbus, off Hwy 69, in the E. part of the state. The park is known for its softball fields. There is also fishing, boating, nature trails, jogging track, water skiing, paddleboat rentals, an annual Youth Fishing Rodeo, and camping. The lake is stocked with bass, catfish, bream and other fish. There are 2 duplex cabins located near the lake, complete with fireplaces, AC, barbecue grills, and tables. Each is equipped with utensils and linens.

M = Modern D= Deluxe R = Rustic

Cabin # Style Rates Sleeps

1AB, 2AB M $84 6


LeFLEUR’S BLUFF STATE PARK

2140 Riverside DrIVE

Jackson, MS 39202

601/987-3923

Gofl Course- 601/362-3885

The park is along I-55 at Exist 95 B (Lakeland Dive, Jackson. The park has 30 cmaping pads with water and electricity, a centeral dump station, cmapground bathhouses, comfort stations, a camp store with rest rooms and a deck overlooking Mayes Lake, boat ramp, playground, nature trail, swimming pool, club house contianing park offices, meeting room picnic area with BBQ grills, three large picnic pavilions and 4 tennis courses. The golf course offers 9 holes and a driving range.


LEGION STATE PARK

635 Legion State Park Road

Louisville, MS 39339-8803

601/773-8323.

The park is located in Louisville on Old Miss 25, open year around except Christmas. The park is the fourth of the original state parks developed by the CCC in the 1930’s. A natural oasis of beauty in the red hill country, this 440-acre park is as unspoiled as when the Choctaw Indian nation occupied the area. The park has 2 lakes for fishing and waterskiing, a nature trail, and tennis. The park headquarters are located in Legion Lodge, built by the CCC of hand-hewn logs. The lodge is a Mississippi landmark and the center for large banquets and family gatherings. The 6 CCC-built cabins are completely furnished and winterized. Each cabin has a rock fireplace, and sleeps up to 4 persons.


LEROY PERCY STATE PARK

P.O. Box 176

Hollandale, MS 38748

601/827-5436.

The park is located W. of Hollandale, 25 miles E. of Greenville. This is the oldest and largest park in the state, located in the Delta around Alligator Lake, a natural lake that once was a part of the Mississippi River. There are 2,200 acres of undeveloped wilderness in the park, with hot springs and oak and cypress trees, right out of the movies. There is a wildlife exhibit of many of the animals that frequent the park. The park has a pool open in the summer, boat rentals, fishing, hunting during certain seasons, and nature trails, one leading to Black Bayou, one encircling the lake. There are 4 rustic cabins, each secluded and near the lake. Reserve in advance. Each cabin has heat, AC, fireplace, with linen and utensils furnished. There is also a lodge and restaurant in the park

M = Modern D= Deluxe R = Rustic

Cabin # Style Rates Sleeps

1 R $39 6

2 R $35 4

3AB, 4AB, 5AB M $59 6


NATCHEZ STATE PARK

230-B Wickliff Road

Natches, MS 39120

601/442-2658

The park is located ten miles N of Natchez off U.S. 61 at Stranton. Natchez Lake offers water sports and excellent fishing, boasting the state’s record largemouth bass. There are ten cabins, a picnic area and ndature tail. There are 21 improved and 8 tent pads. Hamburgh Road, an old plantation road, runs through the park.

M = Modern D= Deluxe R = Rustic

Cabin # Style Rates Sleeps

1,2 M $48 6

3,4 D $62 6

5AB, 6AB, 7AB D $70 6


PAUL B. JOHNSON STATE PARK

39 Geiger Lake Road

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

601/582-7721.

The park is located 88 miles S. of Jackson on Hwy. 49. The 805-acre park is well maintained on rolling acres of dogwood, pines and oaks. Nature lovers will want to take a hike on the Southern Pines Trail to the two lookout towers. The 300-acre lake offers creek and lake fishing, boat ramp and dock, water skiing, boathouse, paddle boats, canoes and fishing boats. No charge for lake fishing. The 12 brick cabins and 2 duplex cabins are situated on a peninsula of Geiger Lake, secluded by the pines. The cabins sleep 5-6. Each is equipped with heat and AC, and the duplexes have fireplaces. Each comes with fully-equipped kitchen. Linens and utensils are provided.

M = Modern D= Deluxe R = Rustic

Cabin # Style Rates Sleeps

1,2,3 M $63 6

4-12 M $58 6

13AB, 14AB M $43 4


PERCY QUIN STATE PARK

1156 Camp Beaver Drive

McComb, MS 39648

601/684-3938

Golf Course – 888/Golf-MIS

Route 3

McComb, MS 39648; 601-684-3938

The 1,700-acre park, 81 miles south of Jackson on I-55, features magnolia and loblolly forests. The park offers archery, golf, boating and swimming. Hiking is on the 8-mile lake trail with picnic pavilions along the way. For a special treat, explore the arboretum, or visit the railroad museum, complete with an original Liberty White RR Caboose. There is a lodge, but also 22 vacation cabins; reservations are recommended. The cabins have 1-3 bedrooms, linens and utensils provided. All cabins face Lake Tangipahoa and have private piers, AC, heat, and many have fireplaces and private porches. Cabins are open year around, renting from $38-$60 per night.

M = Modern D= Deluxe R = Rustic

Cabin # Style Rates Sleeps

1,3 R $51 8

2 R $62 12

4 R $41 4

4E R $50 8

5,6 R $48 4

7 R $67 12

8,9,10 R $50 4

11,12,14 R $62 10

15,16,17 R $43 4

18 R $46 2

20,21,22,23,24 D $65 6

A,B,C,D M $56 4

Lodge Rooms D $50 2

Lodge Rooms D $55 4


ROOSEVELT STATE PARK

2149 Highway 13 South

Morton, MS 39117

601/732-6316.

The park is located E of Jackson on Hwy. 20, only 1 mile from the highway. This is the oldest park in the state, but has been recently modernized with the best facilities in the state park system. The park offers a beach, with swimming, concession stand, bathhouse and showers, boat rentals and fishing on the lake, 2 lighted tennis courts, and a miniature golf course. There are 12 vacation cabins, all within sight of the lake. Each cabin is AC, heated, with kitchenettes, bedroom, bath with shower, and screened porch. Advance reservations are recommended. There is also a nice lodge at the park, sleeping 200. Cabins rent from $26$60 a night. The lodge rooms are about $45 a night.

M = Modern D= Deluxe R = Rustic

Cabin # Style Rates Sleeps

1 R $60 10

2,3,4,5 R $48 4

6AB M $45 4

7 R $56 12

8 M $68 6

9 R $61 8

10,11 R $52 4

12,13AB M $68 6

Lodge Rooms D $50 2

Lodge Rooms D $55 4


TISHOMINGO STATE PARK

P.O. Box 880

Tishomingo MS 38873

601/438-6914.

This NE. park nearly touches Alabama. The park has beautiful exposed outcroppings, hilly terrain, ferns, wildflowers and canoeing in the rock-bottomed creek. The park is actually in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Archaeological excavations show that Paleo Indians lived in the area 5,000 B.C., as well as the later Chickasaw. The famous Natchez Trace, a major route between Natchez and Nashville, runs through the park. Appalachia crafts and customs live on in the area around the park. There is an Olympic-sized pool with a bathhouse and concession stand, boating, canoes, paddle boats and an 8-mile float trip on Bear Creek, daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., from mid-March until mid-October. Fish in Haynes Lake, stocked with catfish and bass; hike on the 13-mile nature trail system, or visit the wildlife museum. Take pictures of the family on the swinging bridges. By all means, stay in this area if you have the chance. The rustic lodge is located on the highest point in the park, and has a dining room. There are 6 beautiful natural stone cottages, close to Bear Creek, each with a fireplace, screened porch or patio, bedroom, kitchenette, bath with shower. Bedding, linen and utensils are all furnished. Cottage rates are from $26-$60 per night.

M = Modern D= Deluxe R = Rustic

Cabin # Style Rates Sleeps

1,3 R $49 6

2 R $43 6

4,5,6 R $38 4


TOMBIGBEE STATE PARK

264 Cabin Drive

Tupelo, MS 38801

601/842-7669.

The park is 5 miles S of Tupelo, in the heart of Chickasaw Indian country. The lake is stocked with bream and bass. There is also boating, swimming, tennis courts, waterskiing and a marked nature trail. Two amphitheaters show films in the summer. The newly remodeled lodge sits above the lake on a hill. The park offers 5 secluded and rustic cabins, 3 at lake side, and 1 deluxe cabin for rent year around. Each is equipped with a fireplace, AC, stove, refrigerator, linens and utensils. There is a minimum stay of 3 nights during the heavy use season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and 2 nights minimum the rest of the year. The park has a cafeteria for hot meals.

M = Modern D= Deluxe R = Rustic

Cabin # Style Rates Sleeps

1 R $41 2

2 M $59 6

3,4,5 R $34 4

6,7 R $45 4


TRACE STATE PARK

2139 Faulkner Road

Belden, MS 38826

601/489-2958

The 1,980-acre park has a 565 acre lake. It is located ten miles E of Pontotoc off Mississippi 6. The park offers tent camping, with electrricity and water, 6 cabins, fishing water skiing, boat rentals and launch ramp. There is motorized and non-motorized trials.

M = Modern D= Deluxe R = Rustic

Cabin # Style Rates Sleeps

1,2,3,4 R $29 2

5.6 M $48 6

3,4,5 R $53 6


WALL DOXEY STATE PARK

3946 Highway 7 S

Holly Springs, MS 38635

601/252-4231.

The park is known for its quiet atmosphere as well as its wildlife and wildflowers. The 45 acre spring-fed lake provides swimming, canoeing, fishing, paddle boating and relaxing. The park once was used by the Union Army during the Civil War as the headquarters of the Army of Tennessee. Many historic homes in the nearby town date back to the time when Holly Springs was an Indian trading post, and there is an annual ante-bellum home tour. The park is 50 miles SE of Memphis, 10 miles from the upper area of Sardis Lake, and adjoins the Holly Springs National Forest. The 2 1/2 mile nature trail circles the lake, and a footbridge crosses near the beaver dam. An observation tower provides a view of the wetlands. The park has a lodge and 9 cabins. There are 3 styles of cabins in the park, each with a kitchenette, AC, heating, living area, dining area, and bathroom. All cabins have fireplaces, and have either 1 or 2 bedrooms. Each cabin comes with a picnic table, grill, fire circle. Seven have screened porches. All are equipped with linens and utensils.

M = Modern D= Deluxe R = Rustic

Cabin # Style Rates Sleeps

2,4 R $45 4

3 R $49 2

5AB, 8AB M $45 2

6,7 R $49 4