ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Five Mississippi State Parks were listed among ReserveAmerica’s Top 100 Family Campgrounds, according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP).
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 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. 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 near Hollandale was named in the Top 25 Romantic Spots. For scenic value, Clark Creek State Park was 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.