National Parks / Natural World
Roosevelt State Park Morton
Where is it at?
Roosevelt State Park
Bienville National Forest
2149 Hwy 13 South
Tel: 601 732.6316
Where are we going today?
If you want a day out in nature for your next family day out, and happen to be in Mississippi, then maybe Roosevelt State Park is what you need! This fun and beautiful state park is located between Meridian and Jackson, and has a number of outdoor activities just for you!
The scenic overlook gives you panoramic views of the Bienville National Forest, so it's not a bad little spot to have some lunch and get active! The park is a beautiful place to visit all year round - and kids especially love the fall when the forest is all bright and colorful with those deep fall reds and oranges.
Let's not forget those crunchy leaves that you can stomp on the ground after they've fallen!
There are a number of fun activities to do during your time at Roosevelt State Park! If you love the water, there are 150 acres of fresh water for fishing all year round! The lake is actually stocked with catfish, crappie, bream and bass, so a great opportunity to sit back with your rod, relax and try and catch your dinner!
From the edge of the water to ON the water, Shadow Lake gives you that same 150 acres of fresh water for skiing! Water skiing is allowed Memorial Day to Labor Day, so get ready to ski your way into summer!
Ever tried disc golf? No? Now might be your chance! There is an 18 hole disc golf course which winds it's way through the park - and is free to use once you're inside the park!
Roosevelt State Park has boat launching facilities, as well as tennis course for a rental fee. A fun playground is available for kids in the day use area, and of course what would a state park be without nature trails?
A beautiful nature filled family day out with so many activities, you might have to make it a weekend! (and you can - they have camping sites and cabins!)
How much does it cost?
- Adults$4 per vehicle, then 50c per person over 6 people
- ChildrenSame as adult
When can we go?
Open all year round. Some activities seasonal.
There are 20 picnic sites throughout the park - with grills - so bring your own lunch and enjoy beautiful lakeside views.
Bring plenty of water! Especially if you go and hike.
Any Top Tips?
The visitor building has a video game room too! .
Doing our bit
The park look after all the wildlife and plants that call it home, so help out and clean up after yourself and don't leave trash, or harm the wildlife. .
Need a little extra help?
The #2 covered pavilion is handicap accessible. .
Can I get one of those?
The visitor building has a souvenir shop with lots of fun Mississippi gift items, so take that pocket money! .
You need a Mississippi fishing license to fish if you're between 16 and 65. You can get these from the park office for a nominal fee. .
What people are saying?
by Rod Main
Site were not cleaned,grill was full.sewar pipe was full . Could not get anyone to fix it, very poor maintenance, Everthing was closed up. Excpt. Cabins
by Eula Cottrell
We just stayed over night while traveling home from Georgia, but we plan to go back as a destination. The bathhouse was great and the water slide was awesome. They also had fressbie golf. The people cleaning the bathhouse were so nice.
by Ayla Swinea
i wouldn't stay here again for the life of me. We stayed here just for a night and left the next morning early. Don't get me wrong its beautiful. but our sewer pipe that we put our tube in was full when we opened it so w called at 6 on a thursday up to the office and got no answer so we left a voicemail and never got a call back.. so we moved over to a open spot a crossed the road. besides that it was beautiful.
by Charlie J
One of the best State campgrounds we have stayed at. Shaded sites everywhere. Beautiful lake for activities. Good 4G signal.
by Melinda Ann Green
Our favorite state park campground just a few miles from home. Awesome!