Description - The Pat Harrison Waterway District offers ten water parks with scenic beauty, a variety of accommodations and an array of outdoor recreation opportunities. The water parks can be quiet and restful, or wet and wild. Each water park in the system is unique, with its own special appeal.
- Dunn's Falls Water Park, on the Chunky River near Meridian, features a 56 foot waterfall, a suspended overlook and an authentic grist mill. Also near Meridian is the 3,800 acre Okatibee Water Park, noted by sportsmen for its fishing.
The Pat Harrison system offers a variety of camping opportunities, ranging from primitive to developed sites with all utility hookups. In most water parks, rental cabins are available. Okatibbee Water Park even has an air-conditioned 25-room motel. Boat rentals are available at many of the water parks.
Recreation - Most of Pat Harrison's water parks offer fishing, camping, cabin-stays, hiking, swimming and picnicking. Some offer boating, and water skiing. Several even have waterslides.
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, 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.
The Pat Harrison Water Way Water Parks are located throughout southeast Mississippi. Driving instructions and a map are available on the individual pages describing each water park.