Percy Quin State Park

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Percy Quin State Park
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Sunset at Percy Quin State Park, April 2017
Map showing the location of Percy Quin State Park
Map showing the location of Percy Quin State Park
Location in Mississippi
LocationPike, Mississippi, United States
Coordinates31°11′13″N 90°31′13″W / 31.18694°N 90.52028°W / 31.18694; -90.52028Coordinates: 31°11′13″N 90°31′13″W / 31.18694°N 90.52028°W / 31.18694; -90.52028[1]
Elevation328 ft (100 m)[1]
Established1935
Named forU.S. Representative Percy Quin
Governing bodyMississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
WebsitePercy Quin State Park

Percy Quin State Park is a public recreation area located off Interstate 55, approximately 7 miles (11 km) southwest of McComb, Mississippi. The state park surrounds 490-acre (200 ha) Lake Tangipahoa, an impoundment of the Tangipahoa River.[2]

History[edit]

The park is one of the nine original state parks built in Mississippi by the Civilian Conservation Corps.[3] Work on the park began in 1935, with construction of the dam that created Lake Tangipahoa initiated in 1936.[4] The park was named after Mississippi politician Percy Quin.

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park features boating, waterskiing and fishing, a conference center, primitive and developed campsites, cabins, villas, and lodge, a 4-mile (6.4 km) nature trail, picnic area, and an 18-hole golf course, Quail Hollow.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Percy Quin State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Percy Quin State Park". Parks and Destinations. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  3. ^ 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. By July, 1935, a total of nine new parks were under construction. These nine were Leroy Percy in Washington County; Tombigbee in Lee County; Clarkco in Clarke County; Legion in Winston County; Tishomingo in Tishomingo County; Holmes County; Roosevelt in Scott County; Spring Lake (later re-named Wall Doxey) in Marshall County; and Percy Quin in Pike County.
  4. ^ "Percy Quin State Park". The Woodville Republican. Woodville, Miss. June 27, 1936. Retrieved December 12, 2016.

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