Mississippi State Outdoors

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Mississippi State Parks

John W. Kyle State Park
Recreational offerings include 58,500-acre Sardis Reservoir, swimming pool, tennis courts, recreation building, 20 cabin units, group camp housing for 150, 200-site campground located on Sardis Lower Lake with adjacent swimming beaches and nature trails. For information call: (662)487-1345


George P. Cossar State Park
Cossar is situated on a peninsula-like arm jutting into Enid Reservoir. Cossar's famed restaurant features fried catfish and many more favorites. Cossar has 13 cabins, 84 camping pads, group camp, swimming pool, visitor's center, nature trail, miniature golf and is open year round. For information call: (662)623-7356


Winterville Mounds State Park
Site of one of the largest Indian mound groups in the Mississippi Valley. Believed to be the ceremonial site of predecessors of the Choctaw and Chickasaw. Museum (fee). Picnicking. No camping. For information call: (662)334-4684


Natchez State Park
Natchez Lake offers water sports and excellent fishing, boasting the state's record largemouth bass. 10 cabins, a picnic area and nature trail are available. There are 21 improved and 8 tent camping pads. Hamburg road, an old plantation road, runs through the park. For information call: (601)442-2658


Buccaneer State Park
Buccaneer features seasonal wave pool, water slide, wading pool, game room, tennis courts, basketball courts, 3 play areas, nature trail, outdoor amphitheater, seasonal camp store and great Gulf fishing. 50 tent sites, 149 camping pads (80 with sewer) and additional sites for overflow and accommodations of large groups are available. For information call: (228)467-3822


Camping and Hiking in Mississippi

J.P. Coleman State Park
On the Tennessee River at Pickwick Lake. Coleman specializes in all popular water sports. Full service marina available as well as 20 cabin units, 3 suites, 57 improved and 19 tent camping pads, pool, miniature golf and playground. For information call: (662)423-6515


Tishomingo State Park
Tishomingo is abundant in natural beauty and offers an April to mid-October Bear Creek float trip, a 13-mile nature trail system, swinging bridge, pool, 6 cabins, multi-use playing field, group camp for 142 persons, tent camping and 62 camping pads. For information call: (662)438-6914


Clarkco State Park
Clarkco is situated on 65-acre Clarkco Lake. Marked nature trails, lighted tennis courts, large picnic pavilions, visitor's center with meeting rooms and camp store available. Clarkco has 43 improved and 15 primitive camping pads and 20 cabins with individual piers. For information call: (601)776-6651


Roosevelt State Park
Park has visitor's center with mini-convention center for up to 200, game room, group camping facilities for 104, 109 campsites, 20 lodge rooms with kitchenettes, 15 cabin units, tent camping in disignated areas, lighted tennis courts, nature/wildlife observation area, 150-acre lake, water sports, a water slide, mini-golf and multi-purpose sports field. . For information call: (601)732-6316


Lefleur's Bluff State Park
LeFleur's Bluff has 30 camping pads with water and electricity, a central dump station, campground bathhouses, comfort stations, a camp store with rest rooms and a deck overlooking Mayes Lake, boat ramp, playground, nature trail, swimming pool, club house containing park offices, meeting room with rest rooms, a picnic area with barbecue grills, 3 large picnic pavilions and 4 tennis courts. Golf course features 9 holes and a driving range. For information call: (601)987-3985


Hunting and Fishing in Mississippi

Tombigbee State Park
Tombigbee is diversity. Catering, game room and fast-food service are available at the visitor's center. Fish in Lake Lee. The lakeside group camp houses 200 and has a meeting room. Park also has 7 cabin units, 20 camping pads, 3 nature trails and tennis court. For information call: (662)842-7669


Wall Doxey State Park
On a spring-fed lake Wall Doxey has a beach, a 2-level diving platform and excellent fishing. A multipurpose activity field, playground, nature trail, visitor's center (catering available), group camp for 104, 9 cabins, 64 improved and 18 tent camping pads also are available. For information call: (662)252-4231


Great River Road State Park
On the Mississippi River, the park's 4-level observation tower offers a magnificent view of the Father of Waters. Fishing, boating, softball fields, visitor's center with fast food and catering service, nature trails and 61 camping pads are available. For information call: (662)759-6762


Leroy Percy State Park
The park encompasses a wildlife management area for hunting. Other features are a visitor's center with fast-food service and Sunday noon buffet, 8 cabins, a group camp for 50 persons, 16 camping pads, nature trail, swimming and a wildlife interpretive. For information call: (662)827-5436


Lake Lincoln State Park
Lake Lincoln features 550-acre lake and offers water sports and excellent fishing. The park has a 1.5-acre sand beach, 2 picnic pavilions, picnic areas and nature trails. There are 61 improved camping pads (some located lakeside) and a primitive camping area. For information call: (601)643-9044


Other Mississippi Outdoor activities

Mississippi also offers the following outdoor activities:
  • Floating
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Picnicking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis