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10 of 11 Types of Mississippi Recreational Facilities--State Parks
Ivan Gillis

Mississippi State Parks

Name

Locality

Area

River / lake / other

Remarks

Buccaneer State Park

Waveland

 

Gulf of Mexico

Waterpark, camping

Clark Creek Natural Area

Woodville

700 acres (280 ha)

 

Fifty waterfalls

Clarkco State Park

Quitman

815 acres (330 ha)

 

Boating, fishing, camping

Florewood State Park

Greenwood

   

Leased by Leflore County; "temporarily closed" since auction of artifacts and buildings in 2005

George P. Cossar State Park

Oakland

 

Enid Lake

Boating, fishing, camping

Golden Memorial State Park

Walnut Grove

   

Fishing, camping

Great River Road State Park

Rosedale

 

Perry Martin Lake

Mississippi River lookout tower

Holmes County State Park

Durant

   

Swimming, fishing, camping

Hugh White State Park

Grenada

 

Grenada Lake

Boating, fishing, camping

John W. Kyle State Park

Sardis

 

Sardis Reservoir

Boating, fishing, camping, golf course

J. P. Coleman State Park

Iuka

 

Pickwick Lake

Boating, camping, swimming pool

Lake Lincoln State Park

Wesson

 

Lake Lincoln

Boating, fishing, camping

Lake Lowndes State Park

Columbus

 

Lake Lowndes

Boating, fishing, camping, equestrian trails, 
gymnasium

LeFleur's Bluff State Park

Jackson

305 acres (123 ha)

Pearl River
Mayes Lake

Hiking, boating, fishing; golf course, 
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Legion State Park

Louisville

   

Fishing, camping

Leroy Percy State Park

Hollandale

   

Alligator watching, boating, fishing, camping

Natchez State Park

Natchez

 

Natchez Lake

Boating, fishing, camping, horseback riding

Paul B. Johnson State Park

Hattiesburg

 

Geiger Lake

Boating, fishing, camping

Percy Quin State Park

McComb

   

Boating, fishing, camping; convention center

Roosevelt State Park

Morton

 

Shadow Lake

Boating, fishing, camping

Shepard State Park

Gautier

395 acres (160 ha)

Singing River

Small-craft boat ramp, camping, trails

Tishomingo State Park

Tishomingo

 

Haynes Lake, 
Bear Creek

Canoeing, fishing, camping, swimming pool

Tombigbee State Park

Tupelo

 

Lake Lee

Fishing, camping

Trace State Park

Pontotoc

 

Trace Lake

Off-road vehicle trails, golf course, 
boating, camping

Wall Doxey State Park

Holly Springs

 

Spring Lake

Fishing, camping

 

 

Other Sites of Interest

 

San Marcos Memories—disappearing North County San Diego, Ca

www.ellengillisart.com

 

Lake San Marcos—Listing of Vendors and Other Items of Interest to LSM residents

www.lsmdirectory.com

 

Silly Service—38 years of Federal Civil Service Overview (A book in progress)

www.ivanegillis.com

 



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