Clarkco State Park encompasses a total area of 816 acres of land that is located in Clarke County in the state of Mississippi. The park is also near the Mississippi-Alabama state line, just south of Meridian. To get to the park’s entrance just drive five miles north of Quitman off US 45 and get to MS 145. The park was established in 1938 and is governed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.
The main attraction to Clarkco State Park is Ivy Lake which is about 65 acres in size and is stocked with a wide variety of fish including bluegill, bass, bream, and catfish. Other recreational activities that visitors like to participate in while at the park include tennis, swimming, camping, boating, water-skiing (115 HP limit). Jet skis on the lake are banned.
The park has several conveniences to facilitate recreational activities. Some of these amenities include picnic areas, 43 developed campsites with full hookups, three bathhouses with hot showers, 20 vacation cabins (each with private pier), 15 tent campsites, camp store, playground, three large pavilions, boat launch, nature trail (five miles), playing field, two lighted tennis courts, disc golf course, meeting rooms, and a visitor center.
Like other Mississippi state parks, dogs are allowed, but some regulations have to be followed to prevent disruption or destruction of the park’s resources. For example, dogs are prohibited from visiting specific areas of the park especially park buildings. In areas of the park that dogs can venture into, the dog owner must keep the pooch on a leash.
If your furbuddy is not on a leash, then they must be kept in a secure enclosure. Furthermore, dog owners are expected to clean up after their pooch right away and responsibly dispose of the dog’s solid waste. As such, it is wise to carry poop bags when you come to the Clarkco State Park.