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Sunset at Percy Quin State Park, April 2017
Percy Quin State Park is located in Mississippi
Percy Quin State Park
Percy Quin State Park
Location in Mississippi
Location Pike County, Mississippi, United States
Elevation 328 ft (100 m)
Established 1935
Named for U.S. Representative Percy Quin
Governing body Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Website Percy Quin State Park

Percy Quin State Park is a public recreation area located off Interstate 55, approximately 7 miles (11 km) southwest of McComb, Mississippi. The state park surrounds 490-acre (200 ha) Lake Tangipahoa, an impoundment of the Tangipahoa River.


The park is one of the nine original state parks built in Mississippi by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Work on the park began in 1935, with construction of the dam that created Lake Tangipahoa initiated in 1936. The park was named after Mississippi politician Percy Quin.

Activities and amenities

The park features boating, waterskiing and fishing, a conference center, primitive and developed campsites, cabins, villas, and lodge, a 4-mile (6.4 km) nature trail, picnic area, and an 18-hole golf course, Quail Hollow.

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