Day Use Area
The picnic area has open areas for field play and wooded areas for shade. Individual picnic tables with barbecue grills are available for use on a first come first serve basis. Comfort stations are located in the area. In addition, four picnic pavilions with tables are available for rental.
Picnic Pavilion #1 is a large brick pavilion set on a hill overlooking Lake Tangipahoa. The pavilion was constructed during the CCC era and contains a fireplace, barbecue pit, food prep area, service counter, picnic tables, and restrooms.
Picnic Pavilion #2, and #3 are wooden structures with water and electricity available. Pavilions #2 and #3 are located in the playground area.
Pavilion #4 is a wood structure with electricity but no water. Pavilion #4 is located across from the Visitor's Center.
Picnic Pavilion Rental
Rental provides for use of the pavilion from 8:00AM to dark. Reservations are recommended.
- Pavilion #1 - $75.00
- Pavilion #2 - $50.00
- Pavilion #3 - $50.00
- Pavilion #4 - $40.00
For pavilion reservations and more information contact the park office at (601) 684-3938.
A playground with a slide, climbing structures, and swings is located near one of the comfort stations.
A junior olympic-size pool is located across from Pavilion One. The pool house has concessions, restrooms, and shower facilities. The pool is operated seasonally Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. The pool is closed on Monday and Tuesday, unless a holiday falls on one of these days. Traditionally, lifeguards are school aged and days of operation will be dictated by school schedule. The pool will not open without lifeguards on duty.
There is a nominal fee charged for Children ages 3 - 12 and Adults 13 years of age and older. Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Swimming Pool Fee
- $4.00 per person 3 - 12 years old
- $6.00 per person 13 years and older
For more information about hours and days of operation, contact the park office at (601) 684-3938.
There are five lighted tennis courts available for play.
- Without lights: $3.00 per court for 1.5 hours
- Lighted: $6.00 per court for 1.5 hours