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Collins is a city of 2,600 people in Mississippi near the center of Covington County, on the southwest side of Okatoma Creek, a tributary of the Bowie River. It is part of the Pascagoula River watershed.

Understand[edit]

Collins suffered severe damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Get in[edit]

Collins lies near the intersection of two major highways, U.S. Routes 49 and 84. U.S. 49 passes through the city southwest of the downtown; it leads 63 miles (101 km) northwest to Jackson, the state capital, and 28 miles (45 km) southeast to Hattiesburg. U.S. 84 bypasses the center of the city, crossing U.S. 49 at an interchange in the northern part of the city, and leads east 27 miles (43 km) to Laurel and west 55 miles (89 km) to the vicinity of Brookhaven.

Get around[edit]

There is no mass transit system in Collins; as a result, many residents drive cars in their daily lives. However, there are sidewalks in many of the subdivisions around the city that link with the city center.

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  • 1 Grand Paradise Waterpark, 50 Grandview Drive (on Hwy 49), +1 601 765-8118. Pools, water slides, splash pads. Cabanas available $40-85/day Over 48 inches tall $30, 42-48 inches tall $26, under 42 inches tall free, senior 60+ $21; Su M: over 42 inches tall $21; plus tax; 2-day or season passes available.
  • Okatoma Festival: Named after the Okatoma Creek, which flows through the county, the Okatoma Festival is held the first Saturday in May. It is held in downtown Collins, and features carnival rides, vendor booths, and local cuisine. In addition, there is a 5-km run held in the morning.
  • Mitchell Farms Pumpkin Patch: On Saturdays and Sundays, from the middle of September to the beginning of November, Mitchell Farms hosts the Mitchell Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze. The event consists of many attractions, such as wagon rides, corn maze, animal barn, and a goat castle.
  • Christmas in the Park: From the day after Thanksgiving to the day after Christmas, the Chamber of Commerce hosts "Christmas in the Park". This is a massive, drive through light display that takes up the entirety of Bettie D. Robertson Memorial Park. All items in the display are donations from local individuals. It features secular and religious aspects of the holiday.
  • Bettie D. Robertson Park and Westside Park. Robertson Park is home to Christmas in the Park, and features athletic fields, a walking track and playground. There is also a duck pond and bird sanctuary. Westside Park features basketball courts and a playground as well.

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Collins, Mississippi offers a host of restaurants from which to choose:

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Routes through Collins
JacksonPearl  N US 49.svg S  HattiesburgGulfport
NatchezBrookhaven  W US 84.svg E  EvergreenDothan


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