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Great River Road State Park

101 State Park Road
Rosedale, MS 38769
(662) 759-6813 or (662) 588-6424

Great River Road State Park is open for day use only. The park is operated and maintained by the City of Rosedale. Any questions should be directed to the City at 662-759-6813 or 662-588-6424.

Situated inside the Mississippi River levee and bordered by the majestic river on its western edge, Great River Road State Park offers magnificent views of the 'Father of Waters' from a setting unmatched in natural beauty. The focal point of the park is a seventy five-foot high overlook tower, which provides panoramic views of the Mississippi River as well as being the ideal spot for a picnic. The park is named for the Great River Road, a scenic parkway that follows the Mississippi from its beginning as a small Canadian creek to its end at the Gulf of Mexico.

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Area Attractions
The following attractions are located within a short drive of Great River Road State Park. Please contact the City of Rosedale for additional information.

  • Stoneville Wildlife Management Area
  • Malmaison Wildlife Management Area
  • Lake Charlie Capps (23 miles) Lake Charlie Capps is visible close-up from Hwy 1, south of the park. It was formed by a natural cutoff of the river in 1920. It features an exceptional view of cypress trees. Deer Creek at Scott is one of the most photographed spots in the state.
  • Aaron Cotton Company Museum (Clarksdale)
  • Hopson Plantation (Clarksdale)
  • Mississippi River
  • Winterville Mounds Park (30 miles) The site of one of the tallest Indian Mounds and the largest group of mounds in the Mississippi Valley. The mound builders occupied this village from 800 to 1000 A.D.
  • Delta State University (Cleveland)
  • Bologna Performing Art Center (Cleveland)
  • Shopping and Dining (Cleveland)
  • Historical and Local Artists (Cleveland)
  • Cleveland (15 miles) Cleveland's Octoberfest, Crosstie Festival Arts Show, and several interesting trade expositions are outstanding events. Delta State University's Performing Arts Center hosts entertaining shows on a frequent schedule.
  • Greenville (Host to the Delta Blues Festival in September)
  • Delta Pecan Orchard (Tutwiler)

Picnic/Pavilion/Tower Area
Great River Road's 28 picnic sites are equipped with tables and grills, and afford views of the majestic Mississippi River. A picnic shelter atop the 75-foot high overlook tower provides a panoramic view of the Mississippi River, and is available by reservation by contacting the City of Rosedale.

Boat Launching
Perry Martin Lake, a 25-acre oxbow lake of the Mississippi River, yields catches of bass, white perch, and catfish. A boat launch is available. A entrance fee is charged and may be paid at the honor box.

Perry Martin Lake, a 25-acre oxbow of the Mississippi River, yields catches of bass, white perch, and catfish. A Mississippi fishing license is required for all persons between the ages of 16 and 65. A boat launch is provided for those who wish to bring their own boats. No jet boats are allowed on Perry Martin Lake.

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