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Description - With 28 miles of shoreline, the Lake Okatibbee's 3,800-acre reservoir is the site for many outdoor activities. This water park offers cabins, camping, fishing, swimming, water skiing, hiking and boating.

Attractions - With 28 miles of shoreline along its reservoir, the 3,800-acre Okatibbee Water Park is the site for many outdoor activities. Splashdown Country's adult and kiddie water slides are open May through Labor Day, with lifeguards on duty.

The park features fully developed camping spurs, with 50 amp electrical service, for camping enthusiasts. Four vacation cabins are also available. In addition, the park offers a 25-room motel complete with cable T.V. Call (800) 748-9403 for reservations.

For those more interested in nature, the park is visited each December by bald eagles.

Recreation - The reservoir at Okatibbee offers abundant bass fishing year round, as well as water skiing, boating and canoeing. In addition, the park offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, cabin stays, hiking and playing at the water slides.

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.

Location - Okatibbee Water Park is located just off Highway 19 North, northwest of Meridian, Mississippi. A map is a available above on this page.


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Filed By: Jeannine Walston (Meridian, MS)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: There have been many improvements since last year. We camped there 2 weeks ago and had a blast! Fishing was great (caught 19 catfish, 9 perch and 4 bream), campsite was clean with running water and close restrooms and shower facilities. The roads are well maintained and the new management is doing an awesome job with cleaning it up and making it a great place for family fun! We go 1-2 times a week just to fish. The only complaint I have is that unless you're a registered camper, there is only one restroom (located across from the motel and waterpark) unless you want to go all the way back to the office at the entrance. They need to open the others. We were told that they only open those if you rent the pavilion, even though they aren't attached to it and are about 50 yards away. If they want more people to come, they need to make restrooms readily available!!! Overall, a fantastic experience that I would recommend to all.

Filed By: j reynolds (ellisville, ms)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We have a great exprience ever time we visit oakatibbe cabins, camp grounds or motel. The fishing is great and your in the finest minature forrest you will find anywhere. Just to get away I recommend this Park. It is exclussively your own, when you are there.If you like camping you will love this place.

Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Okatibbe is a GREAT place....the people are extremly helpful and friendly....we took our boat out for some tubing and had a blast!!!!!

Filed By: Ronald Parker (SANDERSVILLE, MS.)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: PRETTY Lake, but dont take a boat. because you will get it scratch up on the rocks. the lake does not have a pier at any locations.and the loading docks are bad.the roads to the cabins are not roads they are trails i like to have torn mine boat up it was a mess.ANTS everywhere and the up keep of the cabins was bad.refrigerator did not work in the cabin.just put it this way i will never go back i had to pay that much money for that. no way i will go back there. I WANT MY MONEY BACK. DONT GO YOU WILL BE SORRY......

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: Okatibbee camping area is not kept up,caming loops are closed, downed trees not cleaned up, the sewer system backs up and will not drain in some of the camping sites, some of sites have cable tv, but it does not work. This park needs help, it needs someone to care about it.


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Contact Information:
Okatibbee Water Park, 9283 Pine Springs Rd , Meridian, MS, 39301, Phone: 601-737-2370

Additional Information:
Mississippi Lakes and Reservoirs - The lakes and reservoirs listed here range from huge reservoirs covering over 60,000 acres, to small lakes tucked away in the Mississippi back woods.
Mississippi Water Parks - 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.
Pines Region - The Pines Region encompasses the east-central portion of Mississippi, with the Alabama border forming its eastern boundary. It encompasses the areas surrounding the cities of Meridian and Columbus, west to Winona and Forest.

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