Percy Quin State Park is one of the jewels of southern Mississipi, and it’d be a huge faux paw to try and squeeze all it has to offer into a couple of hours! Luckily, Percy Quin campground has you covered. This patch has almost every mod-con you could ask for and more, including showers, electricity, water, and sewage RV hookups -- there’s even a hookup for cable TV! The surroundings aren’t bad, either -- the campground is perched right on the edge of Lake Tangipahoa and surrounded by loblolly pine trees, though not all sites are shaded. While there are cabins available, they’re off-limits to four-pawed guests. If you don’t mind sacrificing your creature comforts, you can opt for one of the primitive campsites, which come with the benefit of direct lake access and a lower price. They’re first-come-first served, though, so it’s best to get there early! With 193 sites, Percy Quin is vast, but it’s still best to book in advance for the RV spots. Primitive campsites will cost you $18 per night; daily rates for other types of sites vary.
Percy Quin State Park has a plethora of recreation options for you and your four-pawed pal to enjoy! Hound-dog hikers will be glad to know that there’s a two-mile out-and-back nature trail for you two to sniff and explore. The route runs under stunning magnolia trees, and it’s lined with gorgeous wildflowers in spring. Avid birdwatchers should also note that the swamp near the trail attracts all sorts of feathered flying critters -- but it also attracts its fair share of buzzing, biting ones. Be sure to bring bug spray with you!
Of course, the park also has more maintained areas that offer much to non-furry family members. There’s a swimming pool and golf course (both off-limits to pups), as well as a well-designed playground. You’ll also find plenty of picnic tables, where you can chill out and watch the boats on the lake.
Wifi isn’t available at Percy Quin, but most networks should get good cellular coverage. Fires are permitted in designated rings, and drinking water is available on-site. Remember to bring waste bags for your doggo, and have a pawesome trip!