Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in Mississippi

These accessible travel suggestions are part of the 2012 Get Out & Enjoy Life program that is a joint educational initiative between UroMed’s motivational program – Life After Spinal Cord Injury, and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine, published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.  For more details on the Get Out & Enjoy Life event, please see: http://pvamag.com/sns/article/4772/get_out_enjoy_life_2012

“While it’s still in dispute whether it’s an Ojibwe or another Alquoquin tribe’s word, “Mississippi” means “great river.” And it’s the Mississippi River that defines the eponymously named state’s western border, snaking and looping on its way south through Arkansas and Louisiana before eventually spilling into the Gulf of Mexico.” (Source: Frommers.com)

 

Mississippi Adaptive Sports

Mississippi Adaptive Sports provides sports training, loaner equipment if available, and competiive events. Our program offers individual and team sports for physically disabled athletes from 7 years through adulthood who exhibit cognitive skills at or near age level. There are year round opportunities for both recreation and competitive sports for Athletes with varying degrees of physical abilities. Sports opportunities for youth and adults who use wheelchairs or have other physical disabilities. These disabilities can include visual impairment, amputees, Cerebral Palsy or Spina Bifida.

Website: http://www.msadaptivesports.com/
Phone: (662) 233-2287
Email: mspence@msadaptivesports.com

 

Steamboat Natchez

“The New Orleans Steamboat Company locally owns and operates the last authentic Steamboat on the Mighty Mississippi River.The Steamboat NATCHEZ Dinner Jazz and Daytime jazz cruises run daily, year round, in the style of authentic steamboats in New Orleans for centuries! The boat is wheelchair accessible.”

Website: http://www.steamboatnatchez.com/
Phone: (504) 569-1401
Email: cruises@neworleanssteamboat.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SteamboatNatchez

 

Disability Connection Community Playground

 

The Bruce Ladner Memorial Park is being upgraded to a fully accessible playground that can be enjoyed by everyone with special consideration of children and adults with disabilities. The park has bathrooms, shade, and a walking track. Phase 1 opened on May 4, 2012.

Website: http://www.co.harrison.ms.us/departments/parks/

 

NATIONAL PARKS GOLDEN ACCESS PASSPORT 

National and state parks are abound in Mississippi and many offer a broad range of accessible including campgrounds, fishing spots, trails and picnic areas.  For travelers with disabilities, the Golden Access Passport is free and gives users free entry to all national parks, plus 50% off fees for the uses of many park facilities and services.   To get a Golden Access pass, you must show proof of age, US citizenship or permanent residency and proof of disability.  You can request your Golden Access Pass by mail or by internet.

To order passes by mail:

National Park Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington DC 20240
202-208-4747

To order online, visit www.nps.gov

 

Thank you to our sponsors:
This project was supported by a variety of sponsors that we’d like to thank, including:

 


 About the Author: Lindsey Beacham, from Atlanta, serves as Marketing Coordinator for UroMed. She graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Criminology and from Georgia State University with a B.B.A in Marketing. When she’s not busy with marketing or studying for additional degrees, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

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