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Buccaneer

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Located on the beach in waveland, buccaneer is in a natural setting of large moss-draped oaks, marshlands and the gulf of mexico.  use of this land was first recorded in history in the late 1700's when jean lafitte and his followers were active in smuggling and pirating along the mississippi gulf coast.  the french buccaneer, lafitte, inhabited the old pirate house located a short distance from what is now the park.  the park site, also known as jackson's ridge, was used as a base of military operations by andrew jackson during the battle of new orleans.  jackson later returned to this area and built a house on land that is now buccaneer state park.

Clarkco

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Located just south of meridian near the mississippi-alabama state line, clarkco state park has been a favorite mississippi recreation spot since 1938. situated on 815 acres of gently rolling woodlands, clarkco state park offers camping, cabin rentals, and water sports in a convenient yet unspoiled location, providing the perfect retreat for an afternoon or weekend getaway.

Clark Creek

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Let's face it - the thought isn't on the tip of everyone's tongue. and you don’t just see them everywhere. but there's one spot in the magnolia state where you can experience them amid the colorful splendor of a mixed hardwood and pine forest. the land is open to the public year-round and awaits your visit. and you won't be sorry you went.

Florewood

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A state park that includes a full-scale replica of an 1850's working cotton plantation which recreates everyday life in the Old South. The living history demonstrations offer a better understanding of the agricultural system of that era.

George P. Cossar

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Situated on the shores of enid lake, george payne cossar state park is a sportsman's paradise. most of the land around the lake and in nearby holly springs national forest is open for public hunting, and is abundant in variety of game. hunters are not the only sportsmen who will find their quarry in the area. the world record crappie, weighing in at over five pounds, was pulled from the waters of enid lake. these excellent hunting and fishing opportunities, combined with a variety of recreational opportunities and scenic natural beauty, make george payne cossar state park the perfect family vacation spot.

Golden Memorial

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Golden memorial state park memorializes post civil war with a one-room school once located on the site. the park provides picnic tables, grills, 2 picnic pavilions, nature trails, 15-acre spring-fed lake stocked with bass and bream.  the loblolly trail features the second largest loblolly pine tree in the state of mississippi. 

Great River Road

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Situated inside the mississippi river levee and bordered by the majestic river on its western edge, great river road state park offers magnificent views of the ‘father of waters’ from a setting unmatched in natural beauty. the focal point of the park is a seventy five-foot high overlook tower, which provides panoramic views of the mississippi river as well as being the ideal spot for a picnic. the park is named for the great river road, a scenic parkway that follows the mississippi from its beginning as a small canadian creek to its end at the gulf of mexico.

Holmes County

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The beautiful hardwood forests of holmes county state park are home to an abundance of wildlife, and provide the scenic backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities. built around two lakes covering 88 acres, the park offers such diverse excitement as fishing, camping and cabin rentals. holmes county state park offers easy access to the interstate 55, which will bisect north and south mississippi. the convenient location and diverse outdoor recreational amenities make holmes county state park a favorite retreat.

Hugh White

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Located on scenic grenada lake, hugh white state park offers the finest outdoor recreation amenities available, all nestled in a setting unmatched in natural beauty. grenada lake is best known as a haven for crappie fishermen, but is also well-stocked with bass, bream, and catfish. hugh white state park is centrally located between memphis, tennessee and jackson, mississippi. 

John W. Kyle

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Located on scenic sardis reservoir just one hour from memphis, john w. kyle state park offers a wide array of recreational opportunities in an area abundant in natural beauty. the historic campus of the university of mississippi (ole miss) is just 25 miles away, making kyle state park the perfect spot to spend a football weekend.

J.P. Coleman

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Perched on a rocky bluff overlooking the tennessee river, j.p. coleman state park offers the finest in all types of water sports. visitors experience unmatched sailing, swimming, skiing, and fishing for smallmouth bass in the sparkling waters of pickwick lake, and enjoy camping and exploring in the untamed wilderness along the banks of the tennessee river. 

Lake Lincoln

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Nestled in the shade of towering hardwood trees, lake lincoln state park is the quintessence of serenity. located in the northeast corner of lincoln county, the park's close proximity to interstate 55, u.s. highway 51and state highway 27 provides easy access for visitors.

Lake Lowndes

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Lake lowndes state park provides a complete recreational facility for individuals, families, and groups to enjoy the park. lake lowndes is located on a beautiful 150-acre lake. the park offers unlimited opportunities for fishing and camping, softball, tennis, football, and other organized sports. mississippi university for women (the "w") and mississippi state university (msu) are just a short drive to the west, making lake lowndes state park the perfect place to stay during a football weekend at msu or while visiting either campus.  

Lefleur’s Bluff

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Lefleur’s bluff provides a lush green spot in the heart of urban jackson. in addition to camping, fishing, picnic spots, and nature trails, the 305-acre park features a nine-hole golf course and a driving range. the park is named for louis lefleur, a french-canadian explorer who established a trading post on the banks of the pearl river in the late 1700s. the city of jackson was originally known as "lefleur’s bluff." today mississippi’s vibrant capital city combines the warmth and charm of its rich cultural heritage with exciting activities and attractions and contemporary lifestyles. visitors to jackson discover a diversity of museums, unlimited shopping and dining, an exciting nightlife, and a calendar of events packed with activities to suit every mood.

Legion

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The fourth of the original state parks developed by the civilian conservation corps, legion state park remains as unspoiled today as when the choctaw indian nation first inhabited the area centuries ago. hidden in the red hill country of mississippi, legion state park strikes the perfect balance of natural beauty and modern comfort, with all man-made structures in the park designed to complement the pristine beauty of the area. of particular interest is legion lodge, a hand-hewn log structure that has remained unaltered since its construction in the 1930s.

Leroy Percy

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Leroy percy is the oldest of the mississippi's state parks. it is characterized by artesian springs, cypress trees, and ancient oaks dripping with spanish moss. leroy percy is the only state park featuring a wildlife preserve. the seasonal pursuit of deer, squirrel, turkey, duck, and dove beckons to hunters in search of an unspoiled hunting area away from the crowd. leroy percy is also known for its alligator population--visitors can safely observe the scaly reptiles from two observation towers over their hot artesian water home.

Natchez

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Natchez state park is located just 10 miles north of historic natchez, the oldest settlement on the mississippi river. prior to the civil war, over half of the millionaires in the entire united states lived in natchez, constructing elegant mansions unrivaled in size and elegance by any in the nation. most of these splendid homes were spared during the civil war, and many are now open for tours.

Paul B Johnson

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Located in the heart of mississippi’s pine belt region, paul b. johnson state park is the gateway to a natural wonderland marked by majestic long-leaf and loblolly pines, delicate dogwoods, and ancient oaks. the deep forests surrounding paul b. johnson provide a picturesque setting for a variety of outdoor activities. the university of southern mississippi (usm) is just a 20-minute drive to the north, making paul b. johnson state park the perfect place to spend a football weekend.

Percy Quin

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Loblolly pines and stately magnolia trees, rolling hills, spectacular seasonal flowers, and a year-round mild climate await visitors to percy quin state park. one of the original state parks cleared and constructed by the civilian conservation corps in the 1930s, percy quin is today a delightful blend of the old and new. located just one and a half hours from new orleans,  percy quin state park provides a colorful natural backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities.

Roosevelt

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Roosevelt state park conveniently located between meridian and jackson, mississippi.  roosevelt state park offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities in a picturesque setting. the park's scenic overlook provides a panoramic view of the bienville national forest. the gently sloping landscape is particularly striking during the fall when the forest is bright with autumn colors.

Shepard

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Shepard state park is nestled in the heart of singing river (pascagoula river) country, where legend has it that members of the pascagoula indian nation linked hands and walked into the pascagoula river rather than be taken captive by hostile indian tribes. the mournful death chant they sang as they walked earned the pascagoula river the nickname “singing river.” tales of the heroic exploits of french and spanish settlers and romantic legends of the pascagoula and biloxi indians are standard fare in the scenic coastal area surrounding shepard state park. 

Tishomingo

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Located in the foothills of the appalachian mountains, tishomingo state park is steeped in history and scenic beauty. archaeological excavations confirm the presence of paleo indians in the area now encompassed by the park as early as 7000 b.c.; the park takes its name from the leader of the chickasaw nation, chief tishomingo. the famous natchez trace parkway, the premier highway of the early 1800s and a modern scenic parkway, runs directly through the park. today's visitors to tishomingo state park discover the same timeless natural beauty that enchanted the indians centuries ago. tishomingo offers a unique landscape of massive rock formations and fern-filled crevices found nowhere else in mississippi. massive boulders blanketed in moss dot the hillsides, and colorful wildflowers border trails once walked by native americans.

Tombigbee

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Located just six miles south of tupelo, mississippi - tombigbee state park offers the finest in outdoor recreation opportunities minutes from one of mississippi's premier shopping, dining and entertainment areas. tupelo is the site of the bi-annual tupelo furniture market; home of the elvis presley birthplace; and the headquarters of the natchez trace parkway. 

Trace

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Trace state park offers a quiet, natural retreat located just minutes from the excitement of tupelo, one of mississippi's fastest growing cities. trace state park offers a variety of outdoor activities ranging from fishing and water sports to exploring miles of secluded nature trails. a special arrangement with the pontotoc country club allows trace state park guests to enjoy the club's 18-hole golf course without paying green fees.

Wall Doxey

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Wall doxey state park offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities in a setting rich in natural beauty. centered around a sixty-acre, spring-fed lake, wall doxey is only fourty miles from the exciting shopping, restaurants, and attractions of memphis, tennessee, and is just seven miles from the splendid antebellum homes of holly springs, mississippi. the university of mississippi ("ole miss") is just a twenty five minute drive away, making wall doxey state park the perfect place to spend a football weekend. for a weekend getaway or as a central vacation spot, wall doxey state park is an ideal destination.

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