Golden Memorial State Park may not be big, but it has a lot of history for you to discover here. It showcases some pretty cool artifacts, as well as some natural wonders. A few of these that are notably worth mentioning include an old schoolhouse that only consisted of a single room and the second largest loblolly pine tree in all of Mississippi. Many visitors also come to enjoy the small lake located here. It gets its water from the spring and is only about 15 acres, but it’s a great place to sit back and relax for the day. There’s a lot to see and do here, so you’ll need a few days to take it all in. And what better way to do that than to stay a few nights in your RV? Here at Golden Memorial State Park, you can choose from eight campsites to park your big rig and have access to electricity, water, restrooms, and a dump station. The park is open all year long, but with there only being eight available campsites, you’ll want to make reservations in advance.
Golden Memorial State Park is easy to find and access, whether you’re driving a little car or a big rig. The park stays open all year round, so you shouldn’t run into any road blocks or closures once inside. There are no tight turns, steep hills, or anything else of the sort that you should watch out for. However, due to the park’s small size, you might want to consider leaving your campervan parked at its designated campsite once you get there. If your RV is larger than 40 feet in length though, you might have a hard time getting it to fit, as this is the size limit for the campsites. You can get to just about anywhere you need to be by walking or biking around the park. And by choosing to do so, you’ll be helping reduce your carbon footprint and doing a favor for the environment.
There are eight total campsites here at Golden Memorial State Park that can accommodate RVs and campers. The size limit for each of them is 40 feet in length. All of them are pull-through sites and offer electric hookups as well as water hookups. While there are no sewer hookups, you will be able to find a dump station nearby where you can properly dispose of all waste. You will also find bathhouses with restrooms and showers inside where you can wash up with warm water. If you have come to this park for the lake, you’re in luck - five of the eight campsites not only feature lakefront views, but they also feature a nice patio that overlooks the lake. This way, you can enjoy a great view and a place to eat without ever having to stray too far from the comfort of your RV. The sites are also pet-friendly, and many of them are wheelchair accessible.
The Nature Trail is a great place to come bird watching. You can make stops along the path to sit still and stay quiet, and you just might hear the songs of different types of birds. If you stay there long enough, they might even show themselves, giving you an up close and personal experience with all that wildlife and nature has to offer you. If you plan on coming birdwatching, don’t forget to pack the binoculars in your RV.
If you’re looking for some fun for the kids, there is a playground located here at Golden Memorial State Park. It is located near the picnic pavilion that is closest to the lake. So after everyone has filled their bellies with good food from the picnic, the adults can enjoy fishing off the piers while the children place on the slides and swings close by. It’s a happy day for everyone here at the lake.
Whether you're a novice or avid angler you can park your camper or trailer and head right to the lake. Here you can catch bass, two types of catfish, and even bream. You can fish while you’re out on the boat or you can just as easily fish off one of the piers or docks. Just make sure that you pack your fishing license in your rig and bring it with you when you head out to the lake.
If you wish to go boating on the spring-fed lake located here at Golden Memorial State Park, you’ll want to make sure your boat is small enough, as they do have boat size restrictions. After all, this lake only takes up about 15 total acres. Keep in mind too that the boat launch that is provided is gravel only. However, there is no charge for you to use it, which is always a big plus.
Being out in nature can sure work up an appetite. Luckily, there are picnic tables located all through the park, and they all have grills that come with them too. If you plan on having a party or a meeting though where you’ll need more seats, you can reserve one of the two available covered picnic shelters. Keep in mind though when making your decision, that only one of the shelters has restrooms nearby.
The nature trail that you’ll find at Golden Memorial State Park goes on for about four miles. Along the way, you’ll get to see some interesting things. Not only does the path take you completely around the lake where you can get a glimpse of nature and wildlife, but you’ll also get to find the exact spot where the old one-roomed schoolhouse once sat long ago. And, you can see for yourself the second largest loblolly pine in the state.