Clarkco State Park (Campground) Updated:09/2020

Clarkco State Park
Located just south of Meridian near the Mississippi-Alabama state line, Clarkco State Park has been a 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.

Area Attractions
The following attractions are located within a short drive of Clarkco State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide you with directions.

  • Bienville National Forest
  • Causeyville General Store (Meridian)
  • Historic Homes (Meridian)
  • Naval Air Station (Meridian)
  • Highland Park (Meridian)
  • Jimmie Rodgers Museum (Meridian)
  • Dunn's Falls (Enterprise)
  • Lake Claude Bennett
  • Lake Bogue Homa
  • Okatibbee Wildlife Management Area
  • Tallahalla Wildlife Management Area

Annual Events

  • May/June--
    Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Festival (Meridian)
  • June--
    State Games of Mississippi (Meridian)
  • July--
    Coca Cola Pops at Bonita Lakes (Meridian)
  • August --
    Mississippi Junior Miss Program (Meridian)

Developed Camping
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. All sites can be reserved by calling 1-800-467-2757.

Tent Camping
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.

Vacation Cabins
Clarkco State Park 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.

 A camp store offering grocery items and Mississippi souvenirs is located in the Park lodge.

Visitor Center/Park Office
The lodge houses the park office; a camp store offering grocery items, and Mississippi souvenirs, and a meeting room accommodating 100 people. Contact the park office for specific information on facilities, seating capacity, and costs (601) 776-6651. An outdoor amphitheater located on the park grounds is available for use at no charge.

Picnic Area
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.

Nature Trail
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.

Playground equipment is also available at the Park. There is a new Splash Pad Water Area added to all new playground equipment and age appropriate play area. The Splash Pad will be operated on a seasonal basis.

Playing Fields
A site for softball and other outdoor recreational activities is available.

Two lighted tennis courts are available for day or night play.  There is also a basketball goal available.

Boat Launching
Clarkco Lake offers 65 acres of freshwater for fishing and other water sports. A boat launch is available for persons with their own boats.

Water skiing
Water skiing is permitted daily between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (limited to 115 HP). NO JET SKIIS ALLOWED

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.

Splash Pad
Zero depth cool water spray and splasing good fun for the entire family.  The splash pad  is operated seasonally and is open daily from 9am - 5pm.  The splash pad is free however the normal day use entrance fee is charged.

Sites:20 cabins, 15 tent sites, 43 RV sites (paved), 2 pull-thrus (50'), 41 back-ins (40), 43 full hook-ups, 43 side hook-ups, 30/50 amps, 43 shaded spots, dump station, slide-out accommodations, pet restrictions
Facilities:Restrooms, showers, store, laundry, security, firewood, conference/meeting facilities
Description:Swimming, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, hiking and biking trails, disc golf

Contact Clarkco State Park (Campground)

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Contact Clarkco State Park (Campground)

386 Clarkco Road
Quitman, MS  39355
Phone: (601) 776-6651
Fax: (601) 776-5130

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