Dial 9-1-1 in Emergencies
Be prepared to give your location to the 9-1-1 operator as follow:
Call to report any and all emergencies. Contact a park ranger or volunteer for all assistance that is needed in the event of an emergency.
It is not unusual for temperatures to reach triple digits during the summer months. It is important to keep yourself and others safe while visiting during peak temperatures. You should increase your intake on non-alcoholic, non-carbonated, caffeine free beverages such as water and juice. Wear clothing that is light colored and loose fitting and avoid extreme temperatures if possible. Heat related illnesses can be serious and sometimes fatal. This includes: sunburn, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. Please take all necessary precautions to avoid heat illness.
The weather in southwest Mississippi can be unpredictable at times. Sever thunderstorms are possible with high temperatures in the afternoons. Check the weather forecast before you visit and be prepared. Keep a watch on the skies and be ready to move indoors when lightening begins to strike. Snow is rare but can occur in the winter months when the temperatures dip down.
While walking the Melrose grounds watch out for the following:
Last updated: April 14, 2015