Legion State Park RV & Campground Guide


Legion State Park is one of the original state parks constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Located between Louisville and McMillan, this Mississippi state park has found the perfect balance between modern comfort and natural beauty. While you are visiting the park, you will want to check out the Legion Lodge. This hand-hewn log structure has been unaltered since the 1930s.

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Spring 43-67 F
Summer 70-90 F
Fall 51-76 F
Winter 33-54 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Legion State Park

If you want a unique experience when you visit Legion State Park, you should think about traveling in an RV. These vehicles are the perfect way to explore the local area as you enjoy a vacation on your own terms. If you don't own an RV, consider a rental through RVshare. With these vehicles, you have the freedom to travel through Mississippi as you marvel at the beauty of the Magnolia State's landscapes.

Legion State Park Campgrounds

For those who want to play and relax in Legion State Park, you have a few options. At the official campground, there are 15 developed sites for RVs. These special sections feature sewer, electrical, and water hookups. You will want to take advantage of the hot showers and modern restrooms in the RV campground area. You can also rent a spot in the designated primitive camping area. If you want a little more luxury, then make sure to reserve a vacation cabin. Legion State Park has five air-conditioned cabins, and these spaces are equipped with basic kitchen equipment, bed linens, and a stone fireplace.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Meeting room, nature trails, and picnic pavilion

Natchez Trace Parkway

Since the Natchez Trace Parkway is close to Legion State Park, you may want to camp at this campground. There are three sections: the Meriwether Lewis, Jeff Busby, and Rocky Springs. All these sections offer primitive sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Unfortunately, there are no showers, dump stations, or electricity. If you are looking for a spot to boondock with your rig, these campgrounds are the best choices in the area. There are no fees to camp in these sections. However, you will want to get there early since the spots do fill up in the spring and summer seasons.

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: No

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Scenic location

Starkville KOA Campground

Whether you are a novice or experienced RVer, you can count on the comfortable accommodations at Starkville KOA Campground. Located on the sandy shores of Oktibbeha County Lake, every site has a beautiful water view. You can enjoy the porch swings, picnic tables, and pavilion at this property. This KOA is minutes away from downtown Starkville and Mississippi State University. For those animal lovers, you might want to check out the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. If you want to book a site for the night, you can expect to pay $23 to $55.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Dog park, fishing pond, pavilion, and cable television

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What to Do at
Legion State Park

Inside Legion State Park

Legion State Park is the perfect place to enjoy some recreational water activities. This park includes Lake Palila and Lake Toppasha, and they are great spots to fish for bream or bass. If you plan to fish, you will need a fishing license from the office. In addition to that, there are playgrounds and nature trails throughout the park. 

Outside Legion State Park

Louisville is the closest town to Legion State Park. While the town is small, it offers plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy dinner or purchase some rig supplies. Along with that, you might also want to check out other attractions in the area. 


Market Cafe Louisville

If you are looking for a little Southern hospitality and delicious food, you may want to stop by Market Cafe Louisville. This former hardware store is now a restaurant. With locally sourced ingredients, you are guaranteed to have a fantastic meal. This cafe has a lunch and dinner menu. For lunch, you can enjoy a burger, wrap, or salad. The dinner menu serves up steak and seafood options.

Type: American

Location: 122 West Main Street, Louisville, MS 39339

Mi Rodeo

For those who crave Mexican food, make sure to visit Mi Rodeo. This Louisville restaurant is the top choice for those delicious entrees. You can choose your own combination plate or select your favorite Mexican entree. Don't forget to end your meal with a Spanish-inspired flan or sopapilla. All the meals are cooked to order so that you can enjoy the freshest food in the area. 

Type: Mexican

Location: 193 Highway 15 North, Louisville, MS 39339

Mary Lou's Biscuit Bar

When you are ready to enjoy some home-cooked food, take a couple of hours to dine at Mary Lou's Biscuit Bar. This breakfast spot is an excellent place to enjoy some Southern favorites, such as biscuits and gravy or eggs with pancakes. If you want to try the house specialties, make sure to grab a breakfast biscuit with sausage, ham, bacon, or pork loin.

Type: Breakfast

Location: 386 Cagle Street, Louisville, MS 39339


Woods Supermarket

If you are looking to stock up your rig, then you might want to visit Woods Supermarket. This local grocery store offers a little bit of everything, including meats, produce, dairy, and frozen foods. You can even stop by the deli or bakery to pick up some fresh items for a picnic lunch or dinner. Woods Supermarket also stocks health care and pet supplies.

Location: 905 South Church Avenue, Louisville, MS 39339

Vowell's Marketplace

For those who want to support a family-owned business, make sure to shop at Vowell's Marketplace. This is another Louisville store that provides a wide selection of produce, meats, dairy, and fresh bread. You might want to visit the deli to pick up fresh hot wings, pizza slices, and barbecue leg quarters. Along with that, you can also purchase stamps and money orders from the service counter.

Location: 403 South Church Avenue, Louisville, MS 39339


The Louisville Walmart has one of the biggest selections of products in town. Whether you need household goods or pet supplies, you can find them at this store. Along with your groceries, you can even pick up extra clothes or housewares for your trip.

Location: 159 Highway 15 South, Louisville, MS 39339


Tombigbee National Forest

Tombigbee National Forest is adjacent to Legion State Park. Before the forest was established, it was abandoned farmland with eroding soil. With a little help, the rolling hills are now filled with hardwood and pine forests. While you are there, you can see numerous types of wildlife, including turkeys and deer. Horseback riding, fishing, and camping are some exciting activities at this park. You might even want to hit the trail and set off to explore the natural beauty of the park.

Location: 6052 Highway 15, Ackerman, MS 39735

Natchez Trace Parkway

While you are in Mississippi, you can explore parts of the Natchez Trace Parkway. The complete parkway is 444 miles, and it follows the "Old Natchez Trace" in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. This historic corridor was once used by American Indians, European settlers, soldiers, and future presidents. Today, you can enjoy a scenic drive along this beautiful route. In addition to that, there are opportunities for biking, hiking, horseback riding, and camping near the historic parkway. The visitor center is located in Tupelo, but you can follow the parkway from Louisville.

Location: 680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38804

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How to Get to
Legion State Park

If you are traveling from Jackson, you want to take Highway 23 north to Highway 14. At the four-way stoplight, you need to turn right. You will follow this road to the third spotlight and make a left onto North Columbus Avenue. You have to travel for a few miles, and then you will see the park's entrance on the left. 

For those traveling from Starkville, you want to take Highway 25 south to Old Highway 25. Once you reach the Legion State Park sign, you need to make a left. You will travel for a couple of miles until you see the park's entrance on the right. 

Entering Legion State Park

Legion State Park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Legion State Park Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $4.0

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