George P. Cossar State Park

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George P. Cossar State Park
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Map showing the location of George P. Cossar State Park
Map showing the location of George P. Cossar State Park
Location in Mississippi
LocationYalobusha, Mississippi, United States
Coordinates34°07′55″N 89°53′00″W / 34.13194°N 89.88333°W / 34.13194; -89.88333Coordinates: 34°07′55″N 89°53′00″W / 34.13194°N 89.88333°W / 34.13194; -89.88333[1]
Elevation276 ft (84 m)[1]
EstablishedUnspecified
Named forAttorney, George Cossar
Governing bodyMississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
WebsiteGeorge P. Cossar State Park

George P. Cossar State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Mississippi located on the shores of Enid Lake approximately 7 miles (11 km) north of Oakland off Mississippi Highway 32. The park is named for George Payne Cossar, Sr., a prominent Mississippi attorney in the 20th century.

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park features boating, waterskiing and fishing on 28,000-acre (11,000 ha) Enid Lake, 76 campsites, 13 camper cabins, visitors center, 18-hole disc golf course, 18-hole miniature golf course, picnic area, and a 2.2-mile (3.5 km) nature trail. The world record crappie was caught in Enid Lake in 1954. Most of the land around the lake and in nearby Holly Springs National Forest is open for hunting.[2]

Enid Lake at George P. Cossar State Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cossar State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "George P. Cossar State Park". Parks and Destinations. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Retrieved July 9, 2014.

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