Percy Quin State Park RV & Campground Guide

Mississippi

Located in southern Mississippi, Percy Quin State Park is a 1,700-acre park filled with striking scenery — from loblolly pines and magnolia trees to rolling hills and green fields — but its crowning glories are the expansive Lake Tangipahoa and Quail Hollow golf course. Established in 1935, the park was named after Percy Quin, a Mississippi politician and ardent philanthropist. It was also one of Mississippi’s first state parks constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, a group of young men employed to build state parks across the country during the Great Depression.

Thanks to Mississippi’s mild climate, visitors can enjoy activities at Percy Quin State Park year-round. Lake Tangipahoa has beautiful panoramic views, as well as prime opportunities for waterskiing, fishing, and boating. Miles of nature trail loop around the lake, where visitors can admire tall evergreen trees and colorful wildflowers, cross over wooden bridges, and spot various wildlife like deer, geese, and alligators. Visitors can also check out the Olympic-sized swimming pool, play on the tennis court, or putt around the 18-hole Quail Hollow golf course. From May to October, the park also hosts special events like Camp Sunshine, MS Tour for Cure, and Halloween festivities.

Whether you want to beat the summer heat by playing in Lake Tangipahoa or hike through the forest in the brisk winter air, Percy Quin State Park is the perfect getaway. Read further for more information on where to eat, sleep, and play during your trip.

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Weather
Spring 54-78 F
Summer 69-91 F
Fall 55-78 F
Winter 39-61 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Percy Quin State Park

State parks allow visitors to experience nature without the distractions of everyday life. Many are also scenic, convenient places to stay! But if tent camping isn’t your style and cabins are too rustic, then consider another option: RVing!  

RVing is a popular way to enjoy the natural wonders of state parks, plus you can travel at your own pace with amenities like A/C and hot showers. RVshare makes it easy to rent an RV near your home or travel destination like in McComb and Jackson. Near Percy Quin State Park, there are several RV campgrounds including:

Percy Quin State Park Campground

Stay in any of the park’s 100 campsites for breathtaking views overlooking Lake Tangipahoa, plus full hookups. Play all day on the lake, putt around the golf course, or lounge by the beach — all within minutes of your campsite. Rates are $24 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wifi: No
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Bathhouses, camp store, swimming pool, swimming, fishing, boating, game room, sports courts, playground, hiking, biking, marina, dumping station

Hidden Springs RV Resort

A short drive from the park, this campground has RV sites surrounded by towering oaks and magnolia trees along the Bogue Chitto River. Whether you want to relax by the campfire, cool off in the natural springs, or fish in the river, this campground has all you need for an enjoyable vacation. Rates are $24 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wifi: No
  • Pet friendly: Yes 
  • Other amenities: Clubhouse, pool, natural springs, river, tubing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, mini golf, sports courts

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What to Do at
Percy Quin State Park

Inside Percy Quin State Park

At nearly 500 acres, Lake Tangipahoa dominates the landscape of Percy Quin State Park and attracts many visitors who want to go fishing, waterskiing, and boating on the lake. On land, there are opportunities to play golf at Quail Hollow, hike through wooded trails, or join in the park’s annual events like Camp Sunshine and MS Tour for Cure.  

Here are more details on the park’s most popular activities:

Fishing and Boating - Enjoy Lake Tangipahoa by launching your boat onto its waters, paddling around the area in a canoe, or going waterskiing and jetskiing. The lake is also well-stocked with fish like bass, bluegill, and sunfish, making it perfect for an afternoon of fishing. 

Swimming - Beat the summer heat with a refreshing swim in the park’s Olympic-sized pool. There are no lifeguards on duty, so be sure to swim with a buddy! The pool is open during peak season from May to October.

Hiking - Lace up your boots and hike the 8-mile trail that loops around Lake Tangipahoa. Wander through wooded pathways, cross wooden bridges, and see the rushing waters of Tangipahoa River. Be on the lookout for wildlife scurrying about!

Golfing - Golfing enthusiasts will enjoy playing a round at Quail Hollow, an 18-hole championship golf course located within the park. Featuring picturesque terrain and rolling greens, this course is a challenge for golfers of every skill level. Cost is $25 for 9 holes, $40 for 18 holes.

Outside Percy Quin State Park

Once you’ve had your fill of fun on Lake Tangipahoa, head into McComb, a quaint town rich in Southern hospitality and American history. Downtown McComb features many shops, restaurants, and attractions where you can sample down-home country cooking and visit local history museums. If you’d rather escape the small town scene, drive north to the capital of Jackson for more historical landmarks or head south for a swinging good time in New Orleans.

Restaurants

Mr Whiskers Family Catfish Restaurant

If you’re in the mood for seafood, then head to Mr Whiskers! This restaurant prepares tasty seafood dishes — like fried catfish and grilled shrimp — that pair excellently with a sweet potato, coleslaw, or onion bloom. Refuel here after a full day of fun at the park!

Type: Seafood

Location: Summit, MS

The Dinner Bell

This lively restaurant serves family-style Southern cuisine at large Lazy Susan tables. Dine on platters of fried chicken, steak and gravy, sweet potato casserole, dumplings, and more — all homemade and replenished often!

Type: Southern

Location: McComb, MS

The Caboose Restaurant

This upscale restaurant serves hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, and Southern-style entrees in a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere. Order specials like the prime filet, herb-marinated chicken breast, and pan-seared pork for a delightful dining experience in downtown McComb.

Type: Southern

Location: McComb, MS

La Mariposa

This eatery specializes in Louisiana Creole cuisine with dishes like the NOLA po-boy with blackened shrimp, stuffed jalapeño peppers, and shrimp and corn bisque. With handmade dishes, fresh ingredients, and friendly staff, this hidden gem is a must visit.

Type: Creole

Location: Magnolia, MS

Sightseeing

McComb Railroad Museum

Travel back in time by visiting this free museum on McComb’s railroad history. Check out the extensive artifacts and collections, stand in the original Illinois Central passenger terminal, and admire the restored locomotives and steam engines.

Location: McComb, MS

Mississippi Petrified Forest

This unique forest is home to fossilized trees that are over 36 million years old. Hit the trails to see these ancient trees up close, take your picture at ‘caveman’s bench,’ and visit the science museum on-site. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for children.

Location: Flora, MS

Old Capitol Museum

This magnificent building was once Mississippi’s State Capitol, but is now open as a free museum. Exhibits highlight the historic events that took place within its walls, while guided tours share more about the building’s Greek Revival architecture and restoration.

Location: Jackson, MS

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Through interactive exhibits and vast collections, this museum documents the U.S. Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and shares the stories of people whose voices and actions forever altered the course of American history. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children.

Location: Jackson, MS

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How to Get to
Percy Quin State Park

Percy Quin State Park is located 7 miles southwest of McComb off Interstate 55. 

From Interstate 55, take exit 13 toward Fernwood. Go westbound on Airport Fernwood Road, then turn right onto MS-48 West and left onto Percy Quin Dr to enter the park.

Address: 2036 Percy Quin Dr, McComb, MS 39648

Entering Percy Quin State Park

Admission is $4 per vehicle.

Are you ready to jump in Lake Tangipahoa or play a round of golf at Quail Hollow? Then head over to Percy Quin State Park! Take us along for the fun by tagging us on social media or sending your photos to [email protected]. We might even feature you on our blog or social media. Happy (RV) camping!