The George P. Cossar State Park is a Mississippi state park named after George Payne Cossar, Sr. who was a prominent Mississippi attorney in the 20th century. The park is located in the shores of Lake Enid about seven miles north of Oakland off Mississippi Highway 32.
To get to the George P. Cossar State Park, find Interstate 55 either from the north or from the south and take exit 227 to Highway 32 East and drive about four miles before making a left at CR 170. The entrance to the park’s administration office is about four miles along CR 170.
Visitors to this state park can participate in several different recreational activities including hunting. In fact, most of the land around Lake Enid and close to the Holly Springs National Forest is open to hunters. Additionally, Lake Enid is a favorite fishing spot and is famous for being the place where a world record crappie was caught back in 1954.
Other exciting activities that can be enjoyed at the George P. Cossar State Park include bird watching, biking, disc golf, canoeing, jet-skiing, jogging/running, boating, sunbathing, volleyball, water skiing, photography, stargazing, walking, and wildlife viewing.
Conveniences in the park to facilitate these activities include an amphitheater, playground, several different trails, meeting hall, fire rings, group camping, showers, laundry, firewood sales, concessions, fish cleaning station, information center, dump station, parking, picnic pavilion, picnic tables, cabins, comfort station, cable tv, ranger station, bathhouse, and a boat launch ramp.
Dogs are also allowed into George P. Cossar State Park although dog owners must follow standard Mississippi park rules. For example, all dogs must be on a leash that is not more than six feet long at all times. If the tail-wagger is not on a leash, then the pooch must be secured in a cage. Furthermore, dog owners are expected to clean up after their dog.