George Payne Cossar State Park
Number of Sites: 84
About: Situated on the shores of Enid Lake, George Payne Cossar State Park is a sportsman's paradise. Most of the land around the lake and in nearby Holly Springs National Forest is open for public hunting, and is abundant in variety of game. Hunters are not the only sportsmen who will find their quarry in the area. The world record crappie, weighing in at over five pounds, was pulled from the waters of Enid Lake. These excellent hunting and fishing opportunities, combined with a variety of recreational opportunities and scenic natural beauty, make George Payne Cossar State Park the perfect family vacation spot.
The 84 sites available for RV camping feature picnic tables, grills, electrical hook-ups, and two central sewage dumping stations; All of the pads feature water hook-ups. Two bathhouses with hot showers are located in the developed camping area, and laundry facilities are available in the Yocona Ridge campground. All campsites are available for reservations.
The Visitor's Center houses the park office, a concession stand, and a large meeting/banquet room overlooking Enid Lake.
A 2.5 mile nature trail begins at the boat ramp overlooking Enid Lake and winds through a mixed pine and hardwood forest, providing a close look at the natural beauty, flora, and fauna found in the park.
The world record crappie, weighing in at five pounds, three ounces, was caught in Enid Lake in 1954. Bass, bream, and catfish are also plentiful. A Mississippi fishing license is required for all persons between the ages of 16 and 65. Licenses may be purchased at the park office for a nominal fee. Enid Lake offers 28,000 acres of fresh water for fishing and water sports.
An 18 hole disc golf course starts and ends near the Visitor's Center. Disc ourse is open to the public, free of charge, however, the normal entrance fee is required. Disc can be rented or purchased from the park office. Southern National Disc Golf Association
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