Pat Harrison Waterways are some of Mississippi's best kept secrets. These parks are a true testiment to the beauty and surroundings that simply exceed your expectations. My favorite Pat Harrison Waterways are Manor Creek Water Park near Waynesboro, Mississippi where ten pound bass are as common as warts on a witch's nose!! And Okatibbie Water Park near Meridian, Missisiippi where there's fun for the whole family. To learn more about Pat Harrison Waterways call them at 1-800-748-9403.
PAT HARRISON WATERWAY DISTRICT
CABIN RESERVATION AND PAYMENT POLICYAll cabin reservations must be made by persons 21 years or older and present during cabin occupation. Camphouse Base Occupancy = 2 Cabin Base Occupancy = 4 Additional rates will be charged for additional visitors overnight occupants and day visitors. Guests shall not at any time exceed maximum occupancy of 8 persons, 8 years and older in cabins and 4 persons in camphouse. A. RESERVATIONS FOR FIVE OR MORE NIGHTS - Deposits Due: 3 days plus total T.V. rental, plus $10.00 confirmation fee DUE WITHlN 14 DAYS OF DATE RESERVATION IS MADE. -BALANCE DUE: NINETY (90) DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL DATE. B. RESERVATIONS FOR THREE OR FOUR NIGHTS -Full payment due within 14 days of date reservation is made. C. RESERVATIONS FOR TWO NIGHTS -Full payment due within 14 days of date reservation is made. D. RESEKVATIONS MADE WITHIN 14 DAYS OF ARRIVAL -Full payment due within 3 days prior to arrival for reservation made, in CASH or by CREDIT CARD ONLY ***Failure to provide appropriate payments (deposits, balance payments, or full payments) within the time alloted will result in AUTOMATIC CANCELLATION WITHOUT NOTICE, and the forfeit of any and all monies previously paid. CABIN RESERVATION POLICY ***Violation of reservation policy by reduction of nights will result in 50% loss of unused balance. 50% of value granted will be by raincheck only. Number of Nights Time in Advance 2 Nights 2 Months 3 or 4 Nights 3 Months 5 or More Nights 1 Year ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED IN CABIN OR CABIN AREA!!! VIOLATORS ARE SUBJECT TO EVICTION. "NO REFUNDS" WILL BE ISSUED FOR EVICTION DUE TO VIOLATION OF THIS POLICY
OKATIBBEE WATER PARK MERIDIAN, MS INFORMATION/CABIN RESERVATION (800) 748-9403 CAMPSITE RESERVATION (601) 737-2370 Located on Fine Spring Road, just off Highway 19 North northwest of Meridian, Mississippi. Okatibee Water Park is a "splash" for the whole family! With 28 miles of shoreline, the 3,800-acre reservoir offers abundant bass fishing year round, as well as water skiing and canoeing. Splashdown Country's adult and kiddie waterslides are open May through Labor Day, with lifeguards on duty for added safety. The park features fully developed camping spurs, with 50 amp electrical service, for camping enthusiasts. For the slightly less adventurous, four new vacation cabins are available as well as a recently renovated 25-room motel complete with cable T.V. For the naturalist, the park is visited each December by the American Bald Eagle. Hunting is allowed in certain areas around the reservoir on Corps of Engineers' property For information on hunting permits, call (601)737-5831.
DUNN'S FALLS WATER PARK Meridian, Mississippi Information/Cabin Reservations (800) 748-9403 Campsite Reservations (601) 655-9511 On the Chunky River, 15 miles south of Meridian, Mississippi lies Dunn's Falls, a 65-foot water fall created in the mid 1850's by John Dunn, an Irish immigrant, to power a grist mill. The falls, created by diverting a stream that flowed 70 yards from a bluff, cascades over the craggy bluff only to be tamed by the calm, quiet Chunky. The curious and nature lovers alike are drawn to this peaceful, idyllic spot. An 1857 grist mill, moved from Cave Springs, Georgia in 1987 and reconstructed on the site of Dunn original mill, as well as the rustic homestead fascinate history buffs. Stocked with catfish and complete with ducks, the mill pond and a picnic area are a great spot for a family outing. The crystal clear river offers fishing, canoeing and swimming. A short walk removes visitors from even a nod to civilizatior as nature trails wind through the woods which are home to wild turkey, deer, squirrels and other wildlife, carrying hikers - eventually - back to the pond. Primitive camping sites are available for those who like to rough it. All can enjoy the peace and beauty of this Pat Harrison Water Park, open year-round Wednesday through Sunday.
ARCHUSA CREEK WATER PARK Quitman, Mississippi Information/Cabin Reservations (800) 748-9403 Campsite Reservations (601) 776-6956 Archusa Creek Water Park is located in Quitman, Mississippi, just off Highway 45. The 400 acre lake is a fishermants paradise with large quantities of bass, catfish, perch and bream. The whole family can enjoy camping, boating, swimming, water skiing and picnicking. The picnic areas are equipped with barbecue grills and family-size picnic tables. Just a phone call will reserve a private pavillion or lodge hall. Archusa has four cabins for weekend outings or vacationing, and motorhome hookups and aluminum boat rentals are available. In the fall of each year, the water park hosts its annual Forestry and Wildlife Festival featuring chainsaw sculpting, races, special events and activities for all ages. The bluegreen waters and piney woods provide relaxation for campers and fishermen year round. Other activities include a Dixie Youth baseball field, a professional volleyball court, a playground for the children, and a one-half mile nature trail for nature lovers.
DRY CREEK WATER PARK Mount Olive, Mississippi Information/Cabin Reservations (800) 748-9403 Campsite Reservations (601) 797-4619 Get set for a "good catch" at Dry Creek Water Park located near Mount Olive, Mississippi, just off Highway 49. Fishing enthusiasts come from all areas to reel in the great Florida bass, catfish and crappie that are abundant in the park's 150-acre lake. The lake also offers ample opportunity for boating, swimming and canoeing. Aluminum boat rentals are available. The quiet and secluded park has campsites with a bathhouse, as well as picnic areas with barbeque grills and picnic tables. For larger groups, a private park pavilion can be reserved.
BIG CREEK WATER PARK Soso, Mississippi Information/Cabin Reservations (800) 748-9403 Campsite Reservations (601) 763-8555 Visitors from many areas are attracted to the beautiful countryside and abundant fishing waters of Big Creek Water Park located between Laurel and Collins, Mississippi off Highway 84. Bass, bream, crappie and catfish abound in the 150-acre lake, making for good fishing, and the rolling green countryside is a treat for the eyes. One of Big Creek's claims to fame is that it is home to one of the oldest and largest cedars in the state of Mississippi. History lovers will enjoy exploring the historic cemetery where the first homesteaders of the area are buried. The whole family can enjoy camping at this Pat Harrison Water Park, with fully developed camping spurs, or for tho:se who prefer a few conveniences, the park has two cabins and two camphouses. The unique beach area makes for pleasant swimming, and the picnic area is equipped with barbeque grills and family picnic tables. Aluminum boat rental is available year-round.
LITTLE BLACK CREEK WATER PARK Purvis-Lumberton, Mississippi Information/Cabin Reservations (800) 748-9403 Campsite Reservations (601) 794-2957 Travelers from all over enjoy Little Black Creek Water Park, located between Purvis and Lumberton, Mississippi, off Interstate 59. For a day of fun, the park has picnic areas with tables and barbeque grills. Family picnic pavilions are also available for year-round rental. The park's 600-acre lake is stocked with plenty of catfish, white perch, bream and large-mouth bass. In addition to scenic campsites, the park offers cabins, camphouses and a convenience store. Overnight guests can obtain a permit to fish for their dinner in Lake Catch A-Lot, a pond stocked with channel catfish. The only thing you could wish for is more time to enjoy it all! Each summer, the waterpark hosts special events such as children's fishing rodeos, open fishing tournaments, country music, and other special events you wouldn't want to miss.
MAYNOR CREEK WATER PARK Waynesboro, Mississippi Information/Cabin Reservations (800) 748-9403 Campsite Reservations (601) 735-4365 One of Pat Harrison's most colorful Water Parks, Maynor Creek Water Park is located six miles west of Waynesboro, Mississippi, off Highway 84. Fishing buffs cast for bream, catfish, crappie and Florida bass in the parkts 450-acre lake. Dogwoods and magnolias bloom in the spring and fall paints the hickories in glorious autumn colors. The challenging waters of Maynor Creek flow clear and bright in the summer and fall, and full and brown in the winter and spring. Camping, boating, swimming, water skiing and picnicking are all part of the family fun at Maynor Creek. Maynor Creek Park has three cabins and two camphouses for rental. Aluminum boat rentals and family picnic pavilions are also available. Every Memorial Day weekend the water park opens "Swampy Hollow" kiddie and adult giant waterslides. Swampy Hollow is open weekends May through Labor Day.
BLUFF CREEK WATER PARK VANCLEAVE, MISSISSIPPI (Information/Cabin Reservation (800)-748-9403 Campsite Reservations (601) 826-9963 For a day in the sun, come to Bluff Creek Water Park, located off Highway 57 near Vancleave, Mississippi. Fishermen can enjoy the outdoors while casting for bass, catfish or blue gill, and the large natural sandbar at Bluff Creek Water Park is a great place for picnicking or relaxing to the soothing sound of the water. Picnic areas with barbeque grills and picnic tables are also available. Bluff Creek boasts a sand beach and the children can enjoy giant waterslides for use on weekends beginning in May through Labor Day. This day-use park is also equipped with a lodge hall and pavillion.
FLINT CREEK WATER PARK Wiggins, Mississippi Information/Cabin Reservations (800) 748-9403 Campsite Reservations (601) 928-3051 Flint Creek Water Park, located on Highway 29 in Wiggins, Mississippi, offers water fun for the whole family. The park features a 600-acre lake chock full of bass, bream, crappie and catfish offering excellent fishing 24-hours a day. The lake is also a favorite for boating, water skiing and swimming. Aluminum boat rentals are available. Flint Creek's Water Town with kiddie waterslides and four adult giant waterslides, is open May through Labor Day, Wednesday through Sunday. Landlubbers can enjoy camping and picnicking all year round. With 131 fully developed camping spurs, and 21 fully equipped cabins, Flint Creek is a terrific place to spend weekends or vacations. Campers can enjoy swimming at their own private beach, or just enjoy nature, taking a hike down the nature trail, fragrant with daisies, honeysuckle, roses and red clover. Wild turkey, deer, squirrels, and ducks and other waterfowl can often be found along the lakeside. At lunch or dinner, enjoy the picnic area equipped with barbeque grills and picnic tables. For added convenience, Flint Creek also has a private pavillion and lodge hall. Every July 4, the water park holds it annual Fireworks Display enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
TURKEY CREEK WATER PARK Decatur - Newton, Mississippi Information/Cabin Reservations (800) 748-940 Campsite Reservations (601) 635-3314 Open year-round, Turkey Creek Water Park with its 250-acre lake, attracts travelers from many areas. Located just off Highway 15, five miles southwest of Decatur, the park is one of the most popular water skiing spots around attracting skiers as early as mid-March. This Pat Harrison Water Park boasts excellent bass fishing and offers boat rentals in addition to camping. Known for its conservation program; Turkey Creek is enjoyed by explorers of all ages. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking or biking the parks nature trail teeming with wild flowers, deer, squirrels, ducks, turkeys, and other wildlife. For campers, the park has fully developed camping spurs as well as three new vacation cabins available for rental. urkey Creek's campgrounds feature a picnic area, and a playground with modern equipment for children of all ages.