Parks & Destinations

Day Use Area

Pavilion #1

Pavilion #1

Picnic 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.

Pavilion #3
Pavilion #3


A playground with a slide and climbing structures is located near one of the comfort stations.



Swimming Pool

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.


Tennis Courts
There are five lighted tennis courts available for play.

Court Fees

  • Without lights: $3.00 per court for 1.5 hours
  • Lighted: $6.00 per court for 1.5 hours


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