Mississippi Parks Ranked Among Top 100 Family Campgrounds

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Jackson – Five Mississippi State Parks were listed among ReserveAmerica’s Top 100 Family Campgrounds according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Approximately 4,000 state parks, national parks, and campgrounds were reviewed encompassing all 50 states before the final 100 were selected. In Mississippi, John W. Kyle State Park near Sardis; Lake Lincoln State Park near Wesson; Paul B. Johnson State Park near Hattiesburg; Percy Quin State Park near McComb; and Trace State Park near Belden were chosen to be among the Top 100 Family Campgrounds.

Mississippi’s parks also fared well in other areas of recognition. Tishomingo State Park in northeastern corner of the state earned a spot among the nation’s Top 25 Canoeing Spots. Lake Lincoln, Percy Quin and Trace State Parks were touted as being among the Top 50 Fishing Spots in the ReserveAmercia report. Lake Lowndes State Park near Columbus and Percy Quin were named in the Top 50 for the quality of the hiking trails each offers visitors. Leroy Percy State Park, Mississippi’s first state park, located near Hollandale, was named in the Top 25 Romantic Spots. For scenic value, Clark Creek State Park got the recognition it deserves, being listed among the Top 50 Scenic areas. Tishmingo State Park joined LeFluer’s Bluff State Park in Jackson and Clarko State Park near Quitman in being recognized for their unique cabins.

“To be ranked as we were against tourist destination states such as Florida, Virginia, Colorado, and California speaks volumes for the fine job our parks personnel are doing in making people feel welcomed,” said Ramie Ford, MDWFP Director of Parks. “We have a great asset that the world is starting to discover.”

ReserveAmerica is North America’s leading camping reservation and campground management solutions provider. For specific information about each of Mississippi’s state parks visit parks, or call 601-432-2400.