Description - Whether it's winding your way down a nature trail or relaxing by an open fire, state parks are some of Mississippi's best outdoor recreation opportunities.
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- Mississippi State Parks offer great areas to camp, fish and hike as well as learn about various historical sites.
Recreation - From fishing for Largemouth bass in Natchez Lake to playing a round of golf at LeFleur's Bluff, each park offers a refreshingly unique getaway. Mississippi State Parks offer a range of outdoor recreation activities including boating, water skiing, sailing, picnicking, hiking, camping, fishing, swimming, viewing historic sites, and sightseeing.
Climate - Mississippi lies mainly in the subtropics. The climate is mild with the coldest months experiencing low temperatures near 40 degrees F. Summer temperatures frequently reach 100 degrees F, with coastal breezes providing cooling relief. Humidity is highest in August and September reaching an average close to 90%. The highest rainfall comes during the spring months, but December and January are wet, too. Expect temperatures in the northeastern region to be somewhat cooler than the rest of the state.
Mississippi State Parks are situated throughout the state of Mississippi. Driving instructions and a map are available on the individual wildernet pages describing each park.