Roosevelt State Park2149 Hwy 13 S
Morton, MS 39117
Roosevelt State Park conveniently located between Meridian and Jackson, Mississippi. Roosevelt State Park offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities in a picturesque setting. The park's scenic overlook provides a panoramic view of the Bienville National Forest. The gently sloping landscape is particularly striking during the fall when the forest is bright with autumn colors.
The following attractions are located within a short drive of Roosevelt State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide you with directions.
- Bienville National Forest
- Bienville Wildlife Management Area
- Caney Creek Wildlife Management Area
- Tallahala Wildlife Management Area
- Jackson International Airport
- Ross Barnett Reservoir
- Shockaloe Riding Trails
- Hope Fruit & Berry Farm
- Lazy Acres Plantation (Chunky)
Annual Park and Area
Roosevelt Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament
Easter Egg Hunt
Canton Flea Market (45 minutes from Roosevelt State Park)
Fourth of July - Bingo
Labor Day Weekend - Bingo
Canton Flea Market (45 minutes from Roosevelt State Park)
Fall Foliage Camporee
109 sites are available for RV camping which features picnic tables and grills. 27 sites include electricity and water hook-ups. 82 sites have electricity, water, and sewer hook-ups. All of the RV pads are within easy access of a central sewage dumping station and a bathhouse with hot showers. All sites are available for reservations by calling the park office at (601) 732-6316 or online. Smoking is not allowed in any Mississippi government building.
Monthly camping may be available. Please check with the park office for availability.
A wooded area on the upper end of Shadow Lake is available for tent camping. Water is available in the area as well as bathhouses featuring hot showers are located just across the dam from the primitive camping area.
Roosevelt features 15 cabins with beautiful views of Shadow Lake. Cabin #12 is handicap accessible. Each cabin is furnished with bed and bath linens, TV, and basic kitchen equipment. All cabins are air-conditioned and heated. Every cabin features screened-in porches and accommodate four to twelve people. All cabins have stunning views with manageable pricing. Reservations are required and can be acquired by calling the park office at (601) 732-6316 or online. Smoking is not allowed in any Mississippi government building.
Roosevelt features a 20 unit Motel Lodge with unit #110 is handicap accessible. Each unit is furnished with bed and bath linens, basic kitchen equipment (kitchenette), and TV. Queen beds and lake view rooms are available. Contact the park office at (601) 732-6316 for reservations or go online. Smoking is not allowed in any Mississippi government building.
Group camping for up to 128 is offered in eight air-conditioned and heated, dormitory style cabins. Each of the eight cabins accommodates 16 people per cabin. The group camp features a separate dining room and meeting room. Meals are served cafeteria-style in the dining hall. Campers must furnish their own linens, towels, pillow, soap, and other personal items. Reservations are required and can be acquired by calling the park office at (601) 732-6316 or online. Smoking is not allowed in any Mississippi government building.
Laundry facilities are available in each campground. Smoking is not allowed in any Mississippi government building.
The swimming pool and water slide at Roosevelt State Park will open for the 2013 summer season (May 25, 2013 - September 2, 2013). The pool and water slide will be open every day during the summer season from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Once school starts, the pool and water slide will only be open on the weekends from 10:00 AM to 5:00PM until Labor Day 2013. For more information, please contact Roosevelt State Park at 601-732-6316.
The Visitor's Center houses the park office, a video game room, and a souvenir shop featuring a variety of Mississippi gift items. The Visitor's Center has rooms suitable for business conferences, public meetings, and group gatherings. It also has a dining hall available for family reunions, banquets, and receptions. Complete facilities for gatherings of up to 250 people. In addition, Roosevelt has a catering service available. Please contact the park office at (601) 732-6316 for specific information on facilities, seating capacity, and costs. Smoking is not allowed in any Mississippi government building.
20 picnic sites complete with grills are located throughout the park and many have affording beautiful lakeside views. Five covered pavilions ( #2 is handicap accessible) with electrical outlets may be reserved for a fee; therefore, providing the ideal spot for family reunions, company picnics, and school or church outings.
Nature trails wind through the park. You can experience Hollow Hill, Lakeview, Muscadine, or Beaver Nature Trail. The trail lets you have an unobstructed view of native trees, flowers and wildlife.
Playground equipment is also available at the park and is located in the day use area.
Roosevelt features a lighted softball field available by reservation.
Guests may use two lighted tennis courts for day or night play. A fee is charged.
Shadow Lake offers 150 acres of fresh water for water sports and fishing.
Shadow Lake offers 150 acres of fresh water for skiing. Water skiing is permitted Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend.
Roosevelt State Park offers an 18 whole disc golf course that winds through the beautiful park. The Disc Golf course is open to the public, free of charge; however, the normal entrance fee is required.
Shadow Lake offers 150 acres of fresh water for fishing year round. The lake is stocked with bass, crappie, bream, and catfish. A Mississippi fishing license is required for all people between the ages of 16 and 65. License may be purchased at the park office for a nominal fee.
Fishing Licenses Information
F-16 3423 (T) State Lake Regulations
A day-use entry fee is charged on a per vehicle basis.