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Roosevelt State Park RV & Campground Guide

Mississippi

Roosevelt State Park, between the cities of Meridian and Jackson, Mississippi, offers many outdoor recreational activities and beautiful scenery. Stop at the scenic overlook that boasts a panoramic view of the Bienville National Forest, which is particularly breathtaking in fall. 

The weather in the park can get down into the 30’s during the winter lows, and up into the 90’s during the summer highs. Because it’s Mississippi, humidity is definitely a factor during the warmer months!

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Weather
Spring 43 F – 83 F
Summer 65 F – 92 F
Fall 42 F – 87 F
Winter 33 F – 62 F
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Nearby Cities
Jackson, MS
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Roosevelt State Park

Roosevelt State Park has 109 RV campsites with picnic tables and grills. Many of the campsites include electricity and water hookups, and some have sewer as well. There is also a dump station nearby, and a bathhouse with hot showers. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Every rental comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your needs and your travel plans.   

There are other campgrounds nearby you can try as well:

Yogi on the Lake

This campground in nearby Pelahatchie has plenty for everyone to do right on the grounds. It’s also close to Jackson, or to the State Park if you want to go in for a day and return to your campsite at night.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: Gaga ball pit, planned activities, Pelahatchie Lake, mini golf, splash park, swimming pool

Swinging Bridge RV & Campground

Enjoy the wildlife around the campground, take a dip in the pool, or sit by the pond here at this picturesque campground. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: n/a

  • Other amenities: pool, fishing pond, nearby shops & restaurants

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What to Do at
Roosevelt State Park

Inside Roosevelt State Park

There are lots of things to do at Roosevelt State Park. From water fun to other outdoor activities, here are some of the things you can do inside the park: 

Fishing: There is a fishing pier available at the day use picnic area. Year-round fishing is allowed, and the lake is stocked with bass, crappie, bream, and catfish. 

Boating: A boat launch and trailer parking area is at the southeast end of the lake. There is a nominal fee for the boat launch, and you can purchase a daily or an annual permit. Pleasure boating, waterskiing, tubing, and jet skiing is allowed on the lake during the summer. 

Nature trails: There are nature trails that wind throughout the park. The six trails total about 4.8 miles, and connect different areas of the park. They also allow a closer look at the woods, and unobstructed views of trees, flowers, and wildlife. From the 0.3 mile Rolling Hill Trail to the 1.2 mile Beaver Dam Trail, you can pick one (or all!) and get a closer look at the flora and fauna in the area. 

Disc Golf: The Moccasin Bend Disc Golf course is 18 holes across open terrain and through wooded areas. There are a variety of shots. The course is open to the public and is free with park admission. 

Swimming: The pool overlooks Shadow Lake, and ranges in depth from 3 feet to 5 ½ feet. There is a zero-depth splash pad with water jets. There is also a water slide with a landing pool next to the swimming pool. There is a separate fee for the pool and water slide, aside from the park entrance fee. 

Outside Roosevelt State Park

There’s a lot to do outside Roosevelt State Park as well! From touring museums to spotting local wildlife, then rewarding yourself with a delicious meal at the end of the day - you’re sure to find something to interest you in the area!

Restaurants

Lou’s Full-Serv

Lou’s Full-Serv is a southern inspired restaurant that prepares all food in-house daily and uses local, fresh food whenever possible. Try some crawfish cake, or crispy Gulf oysters...or perhaps the crawfish fondue.

Type: Southern

Location: Jackson, MS

Babalu Tapas & Tacos

This restaurant serves up Southern-influenced tacos, tapas & cocktails. Start with the house-made guacamole and chips, then try crab croquettes, fried oysters, or the fish tacos.

Type: Tapas

Location: Jackson, MS

Parlor Market

The Parlor Market is in a 1898 building on Capitol Street that was once a grocery store. Now, the restaurant’s focus is still on local products and farmers’ meat and produce. Try the award-winning fusion cuisine and Prohibition-style cocktails.

Type: Southern

Location: Jackson, MS

Shopping

Antique Shops of Jackson

The unique pieces at the shops guarantee you’ll find something special for your space. From large furniture to smaller accessories to lighting and upholstery, you’ll find something to give your home just the right touch, or to be the perfect souvenir of your trip.

Location: Jackson, MS

Sightseeing

MDWFP's Museum of Natural Science

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks’ Museum of Natural Science in Jackson is on the grounds of LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. The wide glass windows overlook a 300-acre natural landscape, an open-air amphitheater, and several miles of nature trails. Inside the museum, you can view more than 200 living species in the 100,000 gallon aquarium network, and see permanent and temporary exhibits on deer, waterfowl, fossils, and the area’s endangered species.

Location: Jackson, MS

Mississippi Children’s Museum

Wander through book-inspired sculptures in the Literacy Garden, learn about Mississippi’s culture and history in the Exploring Mississippi exhibit, wander among plants popular among pollinators and learn more about bees and butterflies and their important role, or Express Yourself through art, dance, on TV, or by sculpting.

Location: Jackson, MS

Bonita Lakes Park

The park encompasses three lakes, including Long Creek Reservoir, as well as Lakeview Golf Course. There are nature trails, a jogging and walking track, horseback riding, boat ramps, and fishing.

Location: Meridian, MS

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How to Get to
Roosevelt State Park

From I-20 East toward Meridian: Get off on Exit 77, turn left on Hwy 13 North. After about ½ mile, turn left into the park. 

From I-20 West toward Jackson: Get off on Exit 77, turn right on Hwy 13 North. After about ½ mile, turn left into the park. 

Entering Roosevelt State Park

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Frequently Asked Questions About Roosevelt State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Roosevelt State Park?

Roosevelt State Park is open year-round. May to August is peak camping season, but the park hosts events like the annual Bluegrass Festival and the Roosevelt Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament earlier in the year. Visitors in the summer months enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming in Shadow Lake.

What is the climate of Roosevelt State Park?

Mississippi has short, mild winters with an average temperature of 48 degrees Fahrenheit. Summers are hot and steamy, with temperatures climbing to above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity is high year-round.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Roosevelt State Park?

Roosevelt State Park has 109 individual RV camp spots between two connected sites with hookups to electric, water, and sewage. RV and trailer lengths cannot exceed 40 feet. Both sites have their own centralized shower and laundry facility.

Are pets allowed at Roosevelt State Park?

Dogs are allowed throughout the campground and designated park areas. They must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet and must be accompanied by their owners at all times.

Is Roosevelt State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Certain areas within Roosevelt State Park are accessible for disabled visitors. PCI-accessible amenities include the campground bathhouse as well as the fishing pier. There are also a variety of paved trails that are wheelchair accessible.