J. P. Coleman State Park

Perched on a rocky bluff overlooking the Tennessee River, J.P. Coleman State Park offers the finest in all types of water sports. Visitors experience unmatched sailing, swimming, skiing, and fishing for Smallmouth bass in the sparkling waters of Pickwick Lake, and enjoy camping and exploring in the untamed wilderness along the banks of the Tennessee River.

Directions and Park Map

Day Use

A day-use entry fee is charged on a per vehicle basis

  • Private vehicle entrance fee is $4.00 plus $.50 for each person over 6 people

Stay the Night

There are several options when it comes to staying overnight. the park offers 69 RV campsites, 9 primitive camping sites, 20 cabins (duplex style), 3 cottages, 16 motel rooms, and 3 townhouses. Facilities are located with views of Pickwick Lake.

Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling the park at (662) 423-6515 or by online reservations. Our online reservation system is hosted by Reserve America.

Things to Do

A variety of recreational activities and facilities are available at J. P. Coleman State Park. Facilities for use include: visitor center and conference room, marina, boat launch, picnic tables and grills, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, swimming pool, and miniature golf. Fishing, boating, and water skiing are available on Pickwick Lake, a 47,500 acre freshwater lake.

Park Photo Album

Photo album include pictures of lodging facilities

Things to Know

Park Events

  • April
    • Annual Easter Egg Hunt
    • Bass Fishing League Fishing Tournament
  • May
    • Big Cat Quest Tournament
  • July
    • Tenn Tom Bass Club
  • August
    • Dulcimer Festival
  • September 11 & 12
    • Needle Chasers (quilting)
  • September 19 & 20
    • Bass Fishing League Fishing Tournament
  • October 24
    • Halloween in the Park

Area Attractions

The following attractions are located within a short drive of J.P. Coleman State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide you with directions.


Contact J. P. Coleman State Park

613 County Road 321
Iuka, Mississippi  38852
Phone: (662) 423-6515


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Mississippi

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