Wall Doxey State Park

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Wall Doxey State Park
Spring Lake State Park
Mississippi State Park
Wall Doxey State Park 2017 01.jpg
Named for: Senator Wall Doxey
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Marshall
Elevation 335 ft (102 m) [1]
Coordinates 34°39′24″N 89°27′59″W / 34.65667°N 89.46639°W / 34.65667; -89.46639Coordinates: 34°39′24″N 89°27′59″W / 34.65667°N 89.46639°W / 34.65667; -89.46639 [1]
Area 750 acres (304 ha) [2]
Established 1935
Management Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Location in Mississippi
Website: Wall Doxey State Park
Wall Doxey State Park
Nearest city Holly Springs, Mississippi
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built 1935
Built by Civilian Conservation Corps; National Youth Administration
Architectural style Other, Rustic
MPS State Parks in Mississippi built by the CCC MPS
NRHP Reference # 97001437
Added to NRHP December 1, 1997

Wall Doxey State Park is a public recreation area located off Mississippi Highway 7, approximately 7 miles (11 km) south of Holly Springs, Mississippi. The state park is centered around 60-acre (24 ha) Spring Lake.[3]

History[edit]

Wall Doxey State Park is one of the original state parks built in Mississippi in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.[4] Originally known as Spring Lake, the park was the eighth park in Mississippi created by the CCC. The CCC began work 1935; the park opened in 1938. Workers with the National Youth Administration also contributed to the park's development, adding a cabin in 1938. In 1956, the park was renamed in honor of Mississippi politician Wall Doxey.[2]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park features lake fishing, primitive and developed campsites, cabins and cottage, 2.5-mile (4.0 km) nature trail, picnic area, and two disc golf courses.[3] A narrow levee surrounds a third of the spring-fed lake which, in its shallows, has cypresses and dense vegetation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wall Doxey State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b Harrison Lea Stamm; Architectural Historian (July 10, 1997). "Wall Doxey State Park" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. National Park Service. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Wall Doxey State Park". Parks and Destinations. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ 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. 

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