Located just south of Meridian, Mississippi near the Mississippi-Alabama state line, Clarkco State Park has been favorite Mississippi recreation spot since 1938. Situated on 815 acres of gently rolling woodlands, Clarkco State Park offers camping, cabin rentals and water sports in a convenient yet unspoiled location, providing the perfect retreat for an afternoon or weekend getaway.
Clarkco State Park Mississippi
386 Clarkco Road, Quitman, MS 39355
The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.
The 43 sites available for camping feature picnic tables, grills, and electrical, water and sewer hook-ups. There are three bathhouses with hot showers and a central sewage dumping station is located in the developed camping area. Fifteen tent camping sites are located just beyond the developed camping area. Each site features a picnic table, fire ring, and water is located nearby.
Clarkco State Park also features 20 air-conditioned units accommodating two to eight persons, each furnished with bed and bath linens and features a view of Clarkco Lake and has a private pier on the water. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Clarkco Lake offers 65 acres of freshwater for fishing and other water sports. A boat launch is available for persons with their own boats.
Clarkco Lake offers 65 acres of fresh water for fishing and water sports. The lake is stocked with bass, bream, and catfish. A Mississippi fishing license is required for all persons between the ages of 16 and 65. Licenses may be purchased at the park office.
A well-marked, five mile nature trail encircles Clarkco State Park, affording a close look at Mississippi flora and fauna. The focal point of the nature trail is the Spring Island Rest Area, which overlooks a bubbling natural spring.
Hunting may be permitted; please contact park services for more information.
Sixty picnic sites featuring tables, barbecue grills, and playground equipment are located in a shaded area surrounding Clarkco Lake. Three large picnic pavilions are available by reservation. The pavilions provide the ideal spot for company picnics, family reunions, and church and school outings. Kitchen facilities may be reserved for a fee. A site for softball and other outdoor recreational activities is available.
Water skiing is permitted daily between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (limited to 115 HP). NO JET SKIIS ALLOWED.
Tennis & Golf course
Two lighted tennis courts are available for day or night play. There is also a basketball goal available. The Park offers a nine hole disc golf course.
Leave No Trace
Mississippi State Parks are proud community partners of LEAVE NO TRACE CENTER FOR OUTDOOR ETHICS. Everyone is advised to comply with the following:
PLAN AHEAD AND PREPARE
TRAVEL AND CAMP ON DURABLE SURFACES
DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY
LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND
MINIMIZE CAMPFIRE IMPACTS
BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER VISITOR
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