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 8:00 AM to dark. Reservations are recommended.
- Pavilion #1 - $100.00
- Pavilion #2 - $65.00
- Pavilion #3 - $65.00
- Pavilion #4 - $45.00
For pavilion reservations and more information contact the park office at (601) 684-3938.
A playground with a slide and climbing structures 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 Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. No lifeguards are on duty. Swim at your own risk.
There is a nominal fee charged for Children ages 3 - 12 and Adults 13 years of age and older. Arm bands are required. Children 16 years and under must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian.
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