Percy Quin State Park

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Percy Quin State Park
Mississippi State Park
Named for: U.S. Representative Percy Quin
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Pike
Elevation 328 ft (100 m) [1]
Coordinates 31°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]
Established 1935
Management Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Location in Mississippi
Website: Percy 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" (PDF). 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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