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Amenities & Features

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Visitor/Activity Building
The Visitor's Center houses the parks office, picnic patio, dining room and a game room.

Convention Center
Overlooking Lake Tangiahoa is a large convention center that will accommodate up to 200 people, a banquet and/or meeting room and catering is available. For specific information on facilities and costs, contact the park office (601) 684-3938.

Picnic Area/Shelter
The picnic area is heavily shaded and overlooks Lake Tangipahoa. Picnic tables (with and without shelters) with barbecue grills are available. Comfort stations are in the area. Four large picnic pavilions are available by reservations.

Swimming Pool
A junior olympic size pool is located near the Visitor/Activity Building.  The pool complex has shower facilities and restrooms.  The pool is operated Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. CLOSD on Monday and Tuesday each week, unless a holiday falls on one of these days.  There is a nominal fee chagred; Children ages 3 - 12 and Adults, 13 years of age an older.  Children 12 years and under MUST be accompanied by and adult.  Traditionally, lifeguards are school ageed and days of operation will be dictated by school schedule.  The pool will NOT open without lifeguards on duty.  (Inquire at park office fo any changes to normal days ond hours of operation.

  • 13 and older $5
  • 3-12 years old $3

Nature Trail
A well marked nature trail of eight miles (four miles wooded and four miles paved) circles Lake Tangipahoa and affords observation opportunities of wildlife and plants.

Playground
A playground with climbing and swings is available.

Tennis
Five lighted tennis courts are available for a nominal fee.

  • Tennis $6 per 1 ½ hrs with lights
  • Tennis $3 per without lights

Group Camp
Located across the lake, Percy Quin group camp offers housing and meal service for goups numbering 40 or more. Recreational facilites include two regulation ballfields and an open air pavilion. Group Camp facilities are by reservations only and are not available to groups not wishing food services. Housing is available in two different type buildings and the total capacity is 200. An air conditioned dormitory that sleeps 100 and 8 air conditioned huts that sleep 13 each.

Meals are served cafeteria style and are served at 8:00 a.m. / 12:00 Noon and 5:00 p.m.

Minimum Requirements - 40 campers, 6 meals / 2 night stay during the peak season (Memorial Day to Labor Day). 40 campers, 3 meals / 1 night stay during the off-season (Labor Day to Memorial Day Weekend).

Campers should bring pillows, towels, soap, linen and other personal items.

Upon leaving all areas must be clean and will be inspected by a Ranger.
If you have any questions concerning the group camp, please feel free to call (601) 684-3938 - any day of the week between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Worship Services
Non-denominational worship services are held at Wayside Chapel during the summer months.

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