LeFleurs Bluff State Park2140 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202
LeFleur's Bluff provides a lush green spot in the heart of urban Jackson. In addition to camping, fishing, picnic spots, and nature trails, the 305-acre park features a nine-hole golf course and a driving range. The park is named for Louis LeFleur, a French-Canadian explorer who established a trading post on the banks of the Pearl River in the late 1700s. The city of Jackson was originally known as "LeFleur's Bluff." Today Mississippi's vibrant capital city combines the warmth and charm of its rich cultural heritage with exciting activities and attractions and contemporary lifestyles. Visitors to Jackson discover a diversity of museums, unlimited shopping and dining, an exciting nightlife, and a calendar of events packed with activities to suit every mood.
Park Areas and Directions
Printable Directions to the Park (PDF)
LeFleur's Bluff State Park is comprised of the following three locations.
Riverside Day Use Area: Main Park Office, Day Use Picnic, Kidzone Playground, and Museum of Natural Science.
Riverside Day Use Area Park is located on Museum Boulevard
(previously Highland Drive).
Directions: From I-55 exit #98B travel East on Lakeland Drive, turn right on to Museum Boulevard (previously Highland Drive). Entrance is the 2nd gate on the left (Riverside Park Circle).
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Mayes Lake Campground and Day Use Area: Picnic Area and RV Campground
Address: 3315 Lakeland Terrace, Jackson, MS 39216
Mayes Lake Campground and Day Use Area is located on Lakeland
Terrace off of Lakeland Drive.
Directions: From I-55 Exit 98 travel East on Lakeland Drive to Lakeland Terrace. Turn right on Lakeland Terrace.
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LeFleur's Bluff Golf Course: Nine hole golf course and driving range
Address: 1205 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216
Golf Course is located on Lakeland Drive eastbound between Museum Boulevard (previously Highland Drive) and Lakeland Terrace.
The following attractions are located within a short drive of LeFleur's Bluff State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide you with directions.
- Mississippi State Capitol
- Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
- Mississippi Children's Museum
- Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum
- Smith-Robertson Museum and Cultural Center
- Mississippi Museum of Art
- Governor's Mansion
- Manship House
- Old Capitol Restoration / State Historical Museum
- Russell C. Davis Planetarium
- Ross Barnett Reservoir
- Mynelle Gardens
- Northpark Mall (Ridgeland)
- Butch Lambert Memorial Stadium
- Jackson Convention & Visitor's Bureau
- Pearl River Wildlife Management Area
Annual Area Events
Dixie National Rodeo, Livestock Show, Western Festival
Mal's St. Paddy's Day Parade
Pepsi Pops Concert at the Ross Barnett Reservoir
Canton Flea Market- 2nd Thursday
Pickin' & Paddlin' Neighborhood Christian Center - music and boating activities
Mississippi State Fair
Canton Flea Marketc- 2nd Thursday
International Red Beans and Rice Festival
Juvenile Diabetes Walk & Fundraiser & Activities www.jdrf.org
Chimneyville Crafts Festival
NAMI Walk & Fundraiser & Activities www.namims.org
A variety of Christmas programs, events, and activities throughout Jackson
Festival of Lights (Canton)
The 28 sites available for tent and RV camping are equipped with water and electrical hook-ups. The developed camping area also features a central sewage dumping station and a bathhouse with hot showers. All campsites are available for advanced reservations. Smoking is not allowed in any Mississippi government building.
Monthly camping may be available. Please check with the
park office for availability.
Ten shaded primitive tent sites located near the lake and within walking distance to water and showers are available. This area is ideal for scout groups.
A spacious, shaded section of the Riverside day-use area features picnic tables and grills overlooking a large playground. The park also has seven picnic pavilions available for reservation. Please contact the park office at (601) 987-3923 for more information.
These trails meander through wooded bluffs, river bottoms, lakes, and scenic swamplands, offering you opportunities for nature walks, photography, and the study of living things in their environment.
The Yellow Trail (0.16 mile) is mostly paved and has some areas of a boardwalk-type decking.
The Green Trail (0.21 mile) From the Overlook you may take the Green Trail, which loops around to the Yellow Trail.
The Blue Trail (0.36 mile) A section of the Blue Trail connects the Green and Red Trails and is very steep with a series of boardwalk steps and platforms.
The Red Trail (0.32 mile) A more naturally maintained path, connects the Blue and Purple Trails. This section may be closed during high water. The Red Trail does not loop.
The Purple Trail (0.49 mile) Just beyond the end of the Purple Trail is the Mayes Lake Camp Store, the only place on the trail system that has restrooms and water. The Purple Trail does not loop.
Community Volunteers in 2001 created the Kid Zone Playground - a 16,000 square foot playground built near the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science - located in the Riverside section of LeFleur's State Park. A playground unit is also located between the pavilions at the Mayes Lake section of the park.
The LeFleur's Bluff offers a public driving range and nine-hole golf course featuring golf carts, clubs, and pull carts available for rental from the pro shop. A fee is charged.
LeFleur's Bluff Golf Course
LeFleur's Bluff's golf course improvements include renovations to the clubhouse, new golf carts, and greener fairways and landscaping throughout the nine-hole course. The course is open Wednesdays - Mondays (closed on Tuesdays). Please contact the park office for Green Fees and Cart Fees.
Mayes Lake offers bass, bream, catfish and crappie for fishing enthusiasts. 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. A launch is available for persons bringing their own boats. Only electric trolling motors are allowed. No jet boats are allowed on Mayes Lake.
Mayes Lake (Gatehouse 601-987-3985) offers bass, bream, catfish and crappie for fishing enthusiasts. A Mississippi fishing license is required for all persons between the ages of 16 and 65. Licenses may be purchased from the parks office for a nominal fee. A launch is available for persons bringing their own boats. Only electric trolling motors are allowed. No jet boats are allowed on Mayes Lake.
Fishing Licenses Information
F-16 3423 (T) State Lake Regulations
LeFleur's Bluff State Park has added an 18 basket disc golf course (9 baskets at Riverside - 9 baskets at Mayes Lake) to the park's amenities. Day use entry fee allows use of disc golf course.
A day use entry fee is charged on a per vehicle basis.