Mississippi State Parks offer recreation and relaxation with a wide variety of activities. This southern state has the charm and hospitality to help make your summer vacation one to remember.
Some state parks are still in the process of rebuilding after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and others. Most of the Mississippi State Parks do charge a small access or entrance fee.These fees are a small price to pay for a day of recreational enjoyment. The fees charged are much more budget friendly than theme parks or other vacation options.
My family has been to Mississippi several times. Each time we go we enjoy a trip to a Mississippi State Park. It breaks up a long car ride and lets us get some exercise and recreation in before it’s time to start out again.
Many Mississippi travelers will travel along I-55 like we did. It is the most direct north/south route and goes almost 3/4th of the length of the state. For this reason, this article will feature parks along I-55. For a full list of all the other great Mississippi State Parks click here.
John W. Kyle State Park
4235 State Park Rd.
Sardis, MS 38666
Phone (662) 487-1345
This Mississippi State Park on the Sardis Reservoir offers a variety of activities to make everyone in your family happy. Campers will be glad to know that 200 sites are available. These include RV and tent camping with picnic tables, grills and also water and electricity.
There are also bathhouses, a laundry an dumping station in the campground plus cabins and group camping options. Other amenities include a golf course, visitor center, pool, visitor center, boat launch and fishing.
A day use fee is charged. The park is 8 miles from I-55, Exit #252 on Highway 315 South.
George P Cossar State Park
165 County Road 170
Oakland, MS 38948
Phone (662) 623-7256
This sportsmen’s refuge is on the shores of beautiful Enid Lake. Visitors can enjoy hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing and birdwatching as well as other activities. There are 13 air conditioned cabins and 84 campsites for RV camping. The campgrounds features picnic tables with grills, electricity and two dumping stations plus two bathhouses and laundry facilities.
A full service restaurant is avialble year around. Activities also include swimming, picnicking, miniature golf, hiking, disc golf and nondenominational worship services.
Take I-55 take exit 227 to Hwy 32. Go east for 4 miles then take a left turn onto CR 170. It is 4 miles from CR 170 to the park office. A day use fee is charged.
Holmes County State Park
5369 State Park Road
Durant MS 39063
Phone (662) 653-3351
This beautiful Mississippi State Park provides scenic beauty and natural amenities. Visitors here enjoy both cabin rentals and camping. Visitors will enjoy 2 lakes, a bathhouse, bird and wildlife watching, fishing and hiking, a visitor center, picnic facilities, playing field, a skating rink and more.
The park is in Durant, MS; 4 miles from I-55 exit 150. A day use fee is charged.
Lake Lincoln State Park
2573 Sunset Road North East
Wesson, MS 39191
Phone (601) 643.9044
There is a long list of amenities at this Mississippi State Park. Stay in a cabin or at the campground; enjoy boating, disc golf, fishing, hiking, laundry facilities, picnicking, a playground and swimming plus volleyball. Nondenominational church services are offered.
Take I-55 at exit 56. Follow the signs to Hwy. 51 into Wesson.
Percy Quin State Park
2036 Percy Quin Dr.
Mccomb MS 39648
This Mississippi State Park is just 13 miles from the Louisiana State Line. It is only about ½ mile from the interstate exit and has easy access. Visitors will be able to enjoy hiking, picnicking, fishing, golfing, laundry facilities, swimming, trails and wildlife viewing along the lake. There is also a 9 unit motel with a view of the lake. Reservations are recommended.
Take I-55 exit 13 and follow the brown state park signs to the entrance.