Ribbon Cutting Held at Renovated J.P. Coleman Boat Ramp
Jackson – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks joined state and local officials at J.P. Coleman State Park near Iuka for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the recently renovated boating facilities.
Along with improving and expanding the existing boat ramp, additional parking spaces were added to make the site more attractive to local anglers as well as a place for fishing tournaments.
Recently, a regional bass tournament launched out of the J.P. Coleman ramp, with more than 140 boats entered in the event. MDWFP Deputy Director Al Tuck said having quality facilities to host these events and attract more anglers does more than just boost usage at the park.
“This was an extensive project that came about because of the support of state and local officials,” Tuck said. “The improved ramp and increased parking does more than just help J.P. Coleman State Park, it benefits Iuka and surrounding communities as well.
Cutline: The ribbon cutting was held at the renovated boat ramp at J.P. Coleman State Park near Iuka. Pictured left to right: Dr. Sam Polles MDWFP Executive Director, Brian Jones Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Commissioner, Sen. Eric Powell, Sen. J.P. Wilemon, Jr., Rep. Bubba Carpenter, John Stanley, Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Commission Chairman, Charles Rigdon, Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Commissioner, Jerry Munro, Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Commissioner.