Pat Harrison Waterway District


Please be advised that anyone trying to flee the path of Hurricane Irma can take refuge at any of our campsites at a 50% discounted rate, subject to availability. We will also offer a 25% discount on cabin rentals. Once the storm has passed we will re-evaluate to try to meet the needs of the communities impacted. Primitive sites that do not use electricity, sewer or water will be available "first-come-first-serve" free of charge. Cabin rentals will still need to go through the district office as usual and is subject to availability. Proof of residency will need to be provided before occupying the site.
These rates are good through September 30, 2017.


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!

Click here to view the submissions for the 2015 photography contest.

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 EXCEPT Mohawk Campground at Flint Creek Water Park.

Click to view Park Rules and Regulations
Click to view PHWD Reservation, Payment, and Refund Policies
View the Pat Harrison Waterway District 2017 Budget

Grant Applications

For information on grant applications and procedures, click here.

PHWD Employee Newsletter

To view the most recent issue of the newsletter, click here

Who was Pat Harrison? Click here to find out!