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Clarkco State Park

386 Clarkco Road
Quitman, MS 39355
(601) 776-6651

Located just south of Meridian near the Mississippi-Alabama state line, Clarkco State Park has been a favorite Mississippi recreation spot since 1938. Situated on 815 acres of gently rolling woodlands, Clarkco State Park offers camping, cabin rentals, and water sports in a convenient yet unspoiled location, providing the perfect retreat for an afternoon or weekend getaway.

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Directions to Park

Park Map

Area Attractions

The following attractions are located within a short drive of Clarkco State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide you with directions.

Annual Events
Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Festival (Meridian)

State Games of Mississippi (Meridian)

Coca Cola Pops at Bonita Lakes (Meridian)

Mississippi Junior Miss Program (Meridian)


Developed Camping
Fourty-three sites are available for camping and feature picnic tables, grills, and electrical, water and sewer hook-ups. There are three bathhouses with hot showers and a central sewage dumping station is located in the developed camping area. All sites can be reserved by calling 1-800-467-2757.


Tent Camping
Fifteen tent camping sites are located just beyond the developed camping area. Each site features a picnic table, fire ring, and water is located nearby.


Vacation Cabins
Clarkco State Park features twenty air-conditioned units accommodating two to eight persons, each furnished with bed and bath linens and features a view of Clarkco Lake and has a private pier on the water. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Vacation Cottage

Clarkco also features one vacation cottage that will sleep four people .  The cottage is equipped with two bedrooms and one bathroom. One bedroom with two twin beds, the other with one queen bed and is fully furnished with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, and coffee pot. Bed and bath linens are NOT included.  The cottage has central heat, air-conditioning and also features a porch with patio furniture, barbeque grill, picnic table and provides a scenic view of Clarkco Lake.

A camp store offering grocery items and Mississippi souvenirs is located in the Park lodge.


Visitor Center/Park Office
The lodge houses the park office; a camp store offering grocery items, and Mississippi souvenirs, and a meeting room accommodating 100 people. Contact the park office at (601) 776-6651 for specific information on facilities, seating capacity, and fees.  An outdoor amphitheater located on the park grounds is available for use at no charge.


Picnic Area
Sixty picnic sites featuring tables, barbecue grills, and playground equipment are located in a shaded area surrounding Clarkco Lake.  Three large picnic pavilions are available by reservation.  The pavilions provide the ideal spot for company picnics, family reunions, and church and school outings. Kitchen facilities may be reserved for a fee.


Nature Trail
A well-marked, five mile nature trail encircles Clarkco State Park, affording a close look at Mississippi flora and fauna. The trail is sectioned for shorter walks of less than a half-mile. There is an observation tower at the uppper end of the lake.  Bicylces are permitted as long as they yeild to foot traffic.


Playground equipment is also available at the park.


Playing Fields
A site for softball, baseball and other outdoor recreational activities is availalbe.


Two lighted tennis courts are available for day or night play. There is also a basketball goal available.


Boat Launching
Clarkco Lake offers 65 acres of freshwater fishing and other water sports. A boat launch is available for persons with their own boats.


Water skiing
Water skiing is permitted daily between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. (limited to 115 HP). No Jet-Skis Allowed

Clarkco Lake offers 65 acres of fresh water for fishing and water sports.The lake is stocked with bass, bream, and catfish. A Mississippi fishing license is required for all persons between the ages of 16 and 65. Licenses may be purchased at the park office.
Fishing License Information


Splash Pad
Zero-depth cool water spray is splashing good fun for the entire family. The splash pad  is operated seasonally and is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  The splash pad is free however the normal day use entrance fee is charged.


Laundry Facilities
Laundry Facilities are available


Disc Golf
Offers a 9 hole disc golf course.


Day Use
A day-use entry fee is charged on a per vehicle basis.