The Olympic-sized pool opens for the 2016 season on Friday, May 27.
Hours of operation are from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Wednesday through Friday and Noon to 6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. The pool is closed Monday and Tuesday, except holiday weeks.
Admission is $5 per person, per day, ages four and older. Camping guests pay half price. Small children must wear little swimmers in the pool. No cut-offs or t-shirts are allowed in the pool. Lifeguards are on duty. The pool is centrally located in the main recreation area of the park.
Pool passes are available in the park office for $160 for 40 admissions. All pool parties must be cleared by the park manager with advance payment and a contract on file. The pool is open the Friday before Memorial Day through approximately, mid-August. The last day for this season is August 21.
A new wildlife enhancement area is under development and will consist of floodplain wetlands, wildflower valleys, native grassy meadows, and upland ponds. Four miles of paved walking trails are open and the area already has attracted rare Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, nesting Black-necked Stilts. Lying in the heart of the Mississippi Flyway, the area is on its way to becoming a significant birding area for resident and migratory songbirds, shorebirds and raptors and wintering waterfowl.
The Park has over eight miles of hiking trails ranging from easy to moderate.
Discovery Trail — 4.0 Miles — Natural — Moderate
The Discovery Trail is a 4 mile continuous loop with a number of scenic points of interest including Chucalissa Indian Village and the wetlands.
Day Use Trail — 0.5 Miles — Natural — Easy
Nature Enhancement Area - 4.0 Miles - Paved - Moderate