Camping at Percy Quin State Park

Percy Quin State Park

Having been a long time known as a public recreation spot for tourists and campers, Percy Quin State Park is positioned at Interstate 55 and nearly 7-mile away from southwest of McComb, which has 0.1 square-mile water. This nationally acknowledged park covers over 490 acres of the Lake Tangipahoa - an impoundment of the Tangipahoa River. Besides the park totally enjoys its perfect geographical location by lying just one and a half hours away from New Orleans – the heart of Louisiana City on the Mississippi River, close to the Gulf of Mexico. These altogether make Percy Quin State Park not only renowned for countless outdoor activities, but for camping as well.

camping at Lake Tangipahoa - Percy Quin State Park

Currently, the park has a large number of campsites which are both primitive and developed ones. This means campers would have one more option depending on their interest. According to the park’s statistical figures, campers seem to be more in favor of primitive sites.

1. Primitive sites​

Those primitive sites are still half-furnished with drinking water, toilets, pots, etc. However, electricity is not available there, so campers are supposed to bring along flashlights or candles if they would like to instead. The more modern campsites are equipped with full hookups, including bathrooms, running water, picnic tables, pots, electricity, and sewer line.

Primitive campsite at Percy Quin State Park

For those who are fond of primitive sites, other stuff serving for their ancient-style camping are all available at some park’s camp store. In case they still would like to be more primitive, they can pre-prepare their things instead.

2. Developed sites​

For those campers who prefer nearly perfect places to stay the night besides using tents or RVs, they can take full advantage of the park’s normal/modern cabins or lodges. These things are available in the park with extremely affordable fees.

Enjoyable moments at a developed site

However, if you are aimed at coming here for camping, we suggest you choose the first or second type of camping rather than opt for something else more advanced.

3. Fees​

Presently, the park’s Day use entrance fee is $4 per vehicle plus $50 for each person to camp. As mentioned, campers can choose either tent or RVs; however, the maximum number of people in each campsite is only six.

Tents at Percy Quin State Park

Presently, the park’s Day use entrance fee is $4 per vehicle plus $50 for each person to camp. As mentioned, campers can choose either tent or RVs; however, the maximum number of people in each campsite is only six.

RVs at Percy Quin State Park

4. Climate and Activities​

When camping here all tourists in general and all campers, in particular, have numerous opportunities to take part in outdoor activities and enjoy the nature. The first spectacular scene you always catch in the park is stunning seasonal flowers with diverse colors, making colorful carpet across through the park. Besides, the climate here is remarkably mild. Even in the summer, it only vibrates at approximately 25◦C.

Climate and activities at Percy Quin State Park

Furthermore, taking a short walk on rolling hills to enjoy loblolly pines and magnolia trees is not a bad idea. If you are a fan of fishing, you can rent a pole, bait and cherish yourself at boat ramp constructed right above the Lake Tangipahoa.

loblolly pines at Percy Quin State Park

Additionally, if time allows when you have done with setting tent and explore every interesting activity in the park, you can rent a taxi or car to get to New Orleans nearby. It would be a great time for you guys to immerse into vibrant live music at New Orleans’ night, specifically jazz and enjoy unique cuisine as well as blend yourself into a culture mixture pot of African, American, and French.

A Jazz night at New Orlean, near Percy Quin State Park

Camping in Percy Quin State Park is not only a singular activity at all when you can experience such appealing-related activities. If you are ready already, so pack your belongings and get started.

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