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Legion State Park, Louisville

#21 of 34 in Nature in Mississippi
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Legion State Park is public recreation area located on the north edge of the city of Louisville, Mississippi, and adjacent to Tombigbee National Forest. As Legion State Park Historic District, the state park entered the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. It is managed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
The park is one of the original Mississippi state parks developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The CCC began creating the park in October 1934; it opened the public in July 1937. It includes the Legion Lodge, a hand-hewn log structure that has remained unaltered since its construction.
The park features fishing on two small lakes, primitive and developed campsites, cabins and cottages, a 1.6mi nature trail, picnic area, and CCC-era visitors center.
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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
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  • Was here with family, we utilized the hiking trail around the very small lake. Trail was challenging with lots of ups and downs. This would have been more fun on bikes. They have very few RV sites...  more »
  • Stayed here while driving Natchez trace one night. This is an hour ride off the trace and roads are rough. We Camped in 32’ RV with friends in 37’ RV with tow. Nice cemented sites and level. Full...  more »
  • It's a great park, like other people said there's a little playground out front, and what look like cool camping spots. I prefer day hiking, and while there weren't any well-marked trails that I could find, following the deer trails was pretty awesome. Definitely gonna be going back despite it being a half hour away. Always saw the sign for it on my way up hwy 25 but never had the time until now, but I'm glad I went.
  • Upon arrival the check in office was locked and the blinds closed. We knocked and didn't get an answer. As we were getting back in our SUV, a man opened the door of the office and said in a disgruntled tone if he could help us? We replied that we had a reservation. He then claimed that he had the door locked and the blinds closed because he was checking email ! Really???. check email? LoL !!! I guess we "interrupted" him and therefore was due the far from a warm greeting. When we asked where our campsite was, he said " Just go on down, you'll find it". The campground was empty for the 2 nights we were there which for us was great. Anyhow, I only give it 2 stars because of the greeting we received from Mr. Onlycheckingemail guy.

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