The J.P. Coleman State Park is located in Tishomingo County in the state of Mississippi, right on the banks of the Tennessee River and Pickwick Lake. To access the park, visitors should travel about 13 miles North of Iuka (county seat of Tishomingo County) off Hwy 25 and then turn onto County Road 989. Visitors should then follow County Road 989 until the intersection with County Road 321 and turn right. The entrance to the park can be found about a mile along this road.
When at the state park, visitors will find a lot of attractions to keep them as engaged, busy or relaxed as they would like to be. That said, the main attractions to the park include Pickwick Lake which is a 47,500-acre freshwater lake that offers visitors plenty of opportunity to enjoy recreational activities like fishing, boating, and water skiing.
Another popular activity at the park is discovering the untamed wilderness in the park and especially in the areas along the shores of the Tennessee River. The park also has several other amenities and comforts on offer, including a boat launch, picnic tables and grills, playgrounds, swimming pool, nine primitive camping sites, marina, miniature golf, 69 RV campsites, three cottages, picnic pavilions, three townhouses, visitor center and conference room, 16 motel rooms, and 20 duplex style cabins.
Dogs are allowed into J.P. Coleman State Park although, like other Mississippi State Parks, dogs must be kept under control by their owners. For example, no dog is allowed to wander in the park without a dog leash. Additionally, the dog leash should not be more than six feet long. Dogs are also not allowed in any buildings on park grounds, including cabins and villas, meaning if camping is your thing, be prepared to ruff it outside!
For gorgeous outdoor adventure, pack up your pup and explore the J.P. Coleman State Park!