Leroy Percy State Park
|Leroy Percy State Park|
Leroy Percy State Park, June 2006
|Location||Washington, Mississippi, United States|
|Elevation||108 ft (33 m)|
|Named for||Senator Leroy Percy|
|Governing body||Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks|
|Website||Leroy Percy State Park|
Leroy Percy State Park is a public recreation area located off Mississippi Highway 12 approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Hollandale, Mississippi. It is the state's oldest state park, its construction having begun with the arrival of the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934. It is named after LeRoy Percy, a former U.S. Senator from Mississippi.
Activities and amenities
The park features alligators and two observation towers to watch them from, boating and fishing on Alligator Lake, hunting, primitive and developed campsites, eight cabins, two nature trails, picnic area, and a disc golf course.
- "Leroy Percy State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- Todd Sanders, Review and Compliance Assistant (August 15, 1996). "State Parks in Mississippi built by the CCC between 1934 - 1942". National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form. National Park Service. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
The CCC occupied the area that was to become Leroy Percy State Park near Hollandale, Washington County, on May 29, 1934. This date marks the official beginning for construction of state parks in Mississippi.
- "Leroy Percy State Park". Parks and Destinations. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Retrieved July 13, 2014.