Legion State Park (Campground) Updated:07/2010

Legion State Park

The fourth of the original state parks developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Legion State Park remains as unspoiled today as when the Choctaw Indian Nation first inhabited the area centuries ago. Hidden in the red hill country of Mississippi, Legion State Park strikes the perfect balance of natural beauty and modern comfort, with all man-made structures in the park designed to complement the pristine beauty of the area. Of particular interest is Legion Lodge, a hand-hewn log structure that has remained unaltered since its construction in the 1930s.

Area Attractions
The following attractions are located within a short drive of Legion State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide you with directions.

Annual Events

  • March/April
    - Easter Egg Hunt
    - Easter Sunrise Services
  • May
    - Fishing Rodeo
    - Red Hills Crafts Festival
  • July
    - Choctaw Indian Fair (Philadelphia)
  • August
    - Neshoba County Fair (Philadelphia)

Legion State Park Map

Developed Camping
The 15 sites available for RV camping feature water, sewer and electrical hook-ups, picnic tables, and grills. A bathhouse featuring hot showers is located in the RV Campground. All sites are available for advance reservations. Tent camping is permitted in a designated primitive camping area. A new bathhouse featuring hot showers is located nearby in the RV Campground.

Vacation Cabins
Legion Sate Park features five air-conditioned vacation cabins located in a heavily wooded area overlooking Lake Toppasha. Each cabin is equipped with bed and bath linens and basic kitchen equipment and features a stone fireplace.

Visitor/Activity Building
The original stone lodge constructed in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps is still in use. An impressive structure of hand-hewn logs and an excellent example of rustic architecture, Legion Lodge is the oldest permanent facility in the state park system and has been designated a Mississippi Landmark by the Department of Archives and History. The lodge houses a meeting/banquet room seating 125. For specific information and costs of facilities contact the park office (662) 773-8323.

Picnic Area/Shelter
Legion State Park's picnic area features tables, grills and picnic shelters. A large picnic pavilion, available by reservation, provides the ideal setting for family reunions, company picnics, or church or school gatherings. The picnic shelters are "first-come", "first-serve".

Nature Trail
A 1.6 mile nature trail encircles Lake Toppasha, and two miles of trails wind through the Red Hills Archery Range providing a close look at native birds, plants, and wildlife.

Playground equipment is also available at the Park.

Fishing and Boating
Lake Toppasha is 12 acres and Lakelet Palila is 4 acres.  Both lakes offer fishing in a beautiful wooded setting. Both lakes are stocked with bass and bream. A Mississippi fishing license is required for all persons between the ages of 16 and 65. Licenses may be purchased from the park office for a nominal fee.

Fishing Information   (MDWFP Link)
Depth Map
Boating Information  (MDWFP Link)

Day Use
A day use entry fee is charged on a per vehicle basis.

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Contact Legion State Park (Campground)

635 Legion State Park Road
Louisville, MS  39339
Phone: 662-773-8323
Fax: 662-779-0268

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