Submitted by:Prospect

Holmes County State Park


I-55 Exit 150
Durant, Mississippi

MDWFP - Holmes County State Park

(662) 653-3351


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Green Area Availability : If you look
Green Area Access : Typical Access
Wildlife Alert : Occasional Critters
Walking / Hiking Terrain : Gentle Inclines
Walking / Hiking Surface : Packed Dirt & Grass

*** Admission Fee ***

 

The main office is conveniently located just 1.25 miles from I-55 Exit 150.  When we arrived the ranger indicated the trails were rough.  When we could find trail paths they were indeed in need of attention.

 

My chauffeur apparently had difficulty interpreting the map he got at the main office.  Although we quickly found a trail marker, we wandered around aimlessly looking for a path to follow.  We gave up on trails and played around the smaller lake for a while.  I jumped in and cooled off.

 

The park is apparently in a state of repair as there were construction fences nearby.  After a while we walked over to the damn separating the 2 lakes.  We thought we had found a trail to follow until we came to a recently large fallen tree.

 

While not a serious hiking / walking destination, the serious outdoor dog that is traveling I-55 may find this state park a suitable spot for time in the water and woods.  Admission for one car of up to 4 people was $3.00.  Road signs were not clear which way to follow to the main office.  Learn from our mistake and head towards the tent & RV camping.

Prospect's SignatureVisited September 25, 2010  11:00am - 12:30pm

Holmes County State Park


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Holmes County State Park


Wandering Trail

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At first we couldn't locate or stay on the official trail path. So here's our wanderings until we decide to just sniff around and play outdoors.

Hopeful Trail

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After making our way to the dam and noticing a wide path we were hopeful we had found a trail we could follow around the park.  But our Hopeful Trail ended with a large fallen tree after 1/4 mile.

Holmes County State Park

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Park Entrance


About 1 mile from the interstate you will see this sign.  Keep going straight following the RV and tent camping signs.  Main office will be on left after about 1/4 mile.

No Trail This Way


The picture we took here actually makes this point look passable.  But trust us, it would be treacherous for a sure-footed sherpa and mountain goats.

Dam Stairs


On the north side of the dam is a set of conspicuous stairs.  Here we came across 2 dogs running loose.  We presume they were dogs from the neighborhood left to run wild.  When they saw us they ran off.

Long Bridge


The are a few wooden bridges across portions of the lakes.  This is the longest bridge we saw.

Holmes County State Park


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