Pat Harrison Waterway District





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Map of the Pat Harrison Waterway District
The Pat Harrison Waterway District (PHWD) is a Mississippi State Agency that provides camping, cabins and recreational facilities in Mississippi and is responsible for managing the rivers and their tributaries along the Pascagoula River Basin in Southeastern and East Central Mississippi. In order to effectively accomplish this mission, PHWD focuses on three specific areas; flood control, water management, and recreation. PHWD operates a total of 8 water parks with recreational facilities including cabins, R.V. Camping sites, water slides, boat launches, shelters and lodge halls, nature trails, etc. These water parks are located adjacent to reservoirs and rivers.

Parks included in the Pat Harrison Waterway District:
  • Archusa Creek Water Park
  • Big Creek Water Park
  • Dry Creek Water Park
  • Dunn's Falls Water Park
  • Flint Creek Water Park
  • Maynor Creek Water Park
  • Okatibbee Water Park
  • Turkey Creek Water Park

Follow the links on the left to visit the different parks, find out camping rates, view features, and check out the photo galleries!

Upcoming Events:

Maynor Creek Water Park is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on April 4th at 10:00 AM.
Admission will be $1.50

Maynor Creek Water Park: Denham Volunteer Fire Station will have a Color Fun Run fundraiser to help support the Fire station. This event is a fun interactive 5K to have fun and be colorful!! The Run/Walk will be Saturday, April 18, 2015. It will be at the Maynor Creek Waterpark. The Run/Walk will start at 9:00am and the Color Blast Party will be at the end of the Run/Walk around 9:45/10:00 Each participant will receive a Tshirt and color packets. There will also be color stations and water stations set up through out the 5K. This event is for anyone ages 0-100. Registration forms will be available to pre-register and guarantee your Tshirt size and color packets. The registration forms and entry fee will need to be turned in no later than March 31st to make sure you get your size shirt. If you decide to register the day of the run, shirts and color packets will be available while supplies last. Please come out and help support this local fire station and have fun while doing so. For more info please feel free to contact Lace At 601-381-4708 (call or text), Remona at 601-735-9575, or Shane at 601-735-7731
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Archusa Creek Water Park will host a Relay For Life on April 25, from 9 AM to 6 PM. The entrance fee will be $2.00 per person.



Cabin Reservations:  601-261-1247 | 1-800-748-9403
District Office:             601-264-5951 | 1-800-748-9618
Camping Reservations:  Call Individual Parks for Reservations
We offer a 10% Military Discount at all parks!
-Note: No "first come, first serve" in any PHWD parks.



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