The John W. Kyle State Park encompasses a total area of approximately 560 acres that lie in Panola County in the state of Mississippi. This Mississippi State Park is named after John W. Kyle, a former U.S. Representative from Mississippi.
John W. Kyle State Park is a popular recreational spot for several reasons. First, the park can be accessed by driving about eight miles east of Sardis, which is off MS 315 and then using Exit 252 which is off I-55 at Sardis. The park is also located about 25 miles from the widely known campus of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). This makes the park a great place for locals and visitors to the area to enjoy a football weekend at the park.
Secondly, the park is located on the shores of the Sardis Reservoir, a 58,500-acre lake. Additionally, the park is also home to Mallard Point which is a championship golf course that also has a teaching course with a driving range.
There are several amenities and comforts at the park that visitors can enjoy. Some of the facilities include bathhouses, 200 developed campsites with electric hookups and water, 22 vacation cabins, picnic areas, two nature trails, boat launch ramps, a playground, two lighted tennis courts, a visitor center with a ballroom, a swimming pool, an 18-hole championship golf course, group camp, dining room, and indoor facilities for group campers.
Visitors with a pooch are also welcome to John W. Kyle State Park, although some regulations must be followed. Primarily, dogs should be kept well-behaved and under the close supervision of their owners. Dogs are also not allowed in any park buildings, which includes cabins.
Entrance fees begin at $4 per car, but can be higher for various amenities in the park, such as for a person with a mountain bike, its $5, a person with a horse pays $8, and annual passes can be $50 to $102. Fishing permits can also be purchased from $3 to $52.
Pack up your adventurous pup for a pawrific day out at the John W. Kyle State Park!