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Mississippi State Parks – Perfect Family Vacations!
Whether you’re an experienced traveler or pitching a tent for the first time, choosing the best park and determining what activities relate to your family’s interests will ensure a memorable getaway.
Taking a family vacation can be stressful, even though the goal of any vacation is to relax. You want to be sure you have plenty of activities to suit the needs of everybody in the family. While each state park has a lake for fishing and other water related activities, spending a day on the lake isn’t for everybody. That’s why it’s important to find out what each park offers.
“All of our parks are family friendly and we want everyone to have a good time when they visit one of our parks,” MDWFP Director of Parks Ramie Ford said. “When you pick a park there really isn’t a bad choice, but at the same time each one is different and you need to find the right one that fits your needs.”
For golfers, there are four Mississippi State Parks offering championship golf courses as an option. Hugh White, John Kyle, Percy Quinn and Lefleurs Bluff state parks have golf courses. Booking a tee time or reserving a villa for your foursome is easy. Each course provides a test for golfers of any skill level.
Golf is more than just sand wedges and putters for many Mississippi State Parks. Disc golf is a growing sport, and many state parks offer disc golf courses. Use of the disc golf courses is free with the paid park entrance fee. Many of these courses are hosting tournaments as this sport continues to grow.
“We work hard to maintain our disc golf courses and people are really enjoying them,” Ford said.
Each park offers RV camping pads and primitive camping opportunities. Park information is available at www.mdwfp.com. The Web site has a listing of each park with information and pictures. Each park has its own page showing the opportunities, amenities and local area attractions. Park reservations are easily accessible online as well.
The MDWFP encourages visitors to utilize the park staff and their experience. The staff is there to help with questions and planning your trip.
“We’re fortunate to have quality staff members at our parks, and they’re always more than willing to help in any way possible,” Ford said. “We want people to utilize them if they have a question.”
As the summer starts to wind down and the kids prepare to head back to school, families are often looking to squeeze in one more family outing before fall. Mississippi State Parks offer a variety of opportunities without having to drive long distances. Before you plan your next trip, look at the options the parks offer and make the most out of your next vacation.