Percy Quin State Park

Percy Quin State Park is located on 2036 Percy Quin Drive in McComb, Mississippi. This is one of the original parks in the state’s system dating back to its construction in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Featuring a blend of Magnolia and Loblolly pine trees, native wildlife, rolling hills and spectacular foliage, visitors can expect a grand scene when they visit this quaint setting. The 1700 acre tract includes a championship golf course and a lake that takes up almost one half of the entire park. Locate just 2 & ½ hours from the Big Easy, New Orleans, tourists can enjoy a peaceful getaway in this idyllic setting.

Reservations can be easily arranged by contacting the park office at (601) 684-3938.

There are a great number of activities that are available at Percy Quin State Park and these include such things as bird watching. boating, fishing, golfing, jet skiing, jogging, picnicking, water skiing, swimming, sunbathing, trail riding and wildlife viewing.

Visitors can also enjoy a number of amenities here as well, with a bath house, beach access, cable TV hook ups, a dump station, laundry, picnic tables, showers and a tent area. These are just a small sampling of the offerings at this state park. Tourists can make use of the various services to host a family gathering or host a larger party of friends. With the spectacular scenery providing a great backdrop, any occasion becomes even more memorable when hosted at this marvelous venue.

Right outside the park are a number of other very useful attractions that help to make this getaway more like a small town atmosphere. Close by, tourists can find such things as seasonal festivals, shopping, emergency medical care, a restaurant, antiquing shops, churches and a mall.

Since Percy Quin State Park is found in the southwestern corner of the state, it also contains Lake Tangipahoa, which is just outside outskirts of McComb, so it is therefore quite popular as a weekend getaway for residents in this part of Mississippi. While most visiting parties enjoy the popular pastimes of boating and fishing, there are also nature walks or rounds of golf to be played here too. In fact, there are two separate courses available: an 18-hole championship golf course for the avid fan and a 9-hole executive course built for the average duffer.

Admission to this place is only $3 per vehicle per day, but visitors can also get a daily activity pass for $10 that includes all areas of the park and includes the admission fee as well. For families, there is boating and fishing to be done, or a quiet picnic by the lake can be enjoyed by those less adventurous. An eight mile nature trail encircles Lake Tangipahoa and can be traversed by nature lovers and those out for just a romantic stroll.

There are one hundred twenty two campsites at Percy Quin State Park and they range from the primitive tent only style to the kind with full electrical and water hookups. Rates are set in accordance with the amount of “luxury” that is include with the site and are $14 at the low end to $22 on the high side. For those visitors less inclined to rough it, cabins can be rented as well and include a kitchen, bathroom with shower, and central heat/air. They cost $50/75 per night on weekdays and $60/85 on the weekends.

The nine unit motel that provides a scenic view of Lake Tangipahoa can also be leased for visitors who prefer a more modern accommodation. There are linen services included with each apartment along with a basic kitchen set up. To set up a reservation, the number to call is 601 684 3938. There are also a few rooms available in the town of McComb which is nearby the park.

Tourists are best advised to visit when optimal weather arrives and this is typically during the late spring or early fall months to enjoy the most moderate temperatures. This will also help to avoid the peak tourist season as this occurs during the summer months.

Percy Quin State Park is one of the most idyllic spots in the entire state of Mississippi and can be enjoyed by both residents and non-residents alike. At a reasonable rate of only $3 per car, there is no more affordable getaway for persons of any financial state.