About The 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.


635 Legion State Park Road
Louisville, MS 39339
United States

Entrance Fee
$2.00 per person, 5 years of age and under - free
+1 662-773-8323
Hours of Operation
8 AM to 5 PM, Seven days a Week
Reserve a spot

Day use and overnight camping.

From HWY 25 North to HWY 14:

  • From Hwy 25 North to Hwy 14 at the 4-way stop on Louisville bypass, turn right,
  • Travel to the 3rd stop light, turn left onto North Columbus Avenue,
  • Travel 2 ½ miles. 
  • The park is located on the left.

From HWY 15 North: 

  • Hwy 15 North to Hwy 15/25 bypass north to Hwy 14.
  • At the 4-way stop, turn right onto Hwy 14 East. 
  • Travel to the third stop, turn left onto North Columbus Avenue, and travel 2 ½ miles. 
  • The park is located on the left.

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Things To Do

Guests can enjoy picnics in the park, reserve rentable spaces for large gatherings, and walk the nature trail at Legion State Park. The park is also home to two small lakes, Lake Toppasha and Lake Palila.

RV Campground
Tent Campground
Visitor / Meeting Room
Pavilions/Picnic Areas
Nature Trail
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 that seats 100. It can be reserved up to 13 months in advance. For specific information and facility costs, contact the park office at (662) 773-8323. 

 Smoking is not allowed in any Mississippi government building.

Picnic Sites/Pavilions

Legion State Park's picnic area features four covered picnic shelters, each with a grill and table available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The park also offers uncovered picnic tables near the playground in the day-use area.  

Two large picnic pavilions are available by reservation only and provide the ideal setting for family reunions, company picnics, or church or school gatherings. Reservations can be made up to 13 months in advance. Please contact the park for more info (662) 773-8323.

Nature Trail

The Blue Bird Nature Trail is a 1.6-mile natural surface trail that encircles Lake Toppasha. It provides a close look at native birds, plants, and wildlife.


One playground is located at the front of the day-use area of the park.

Water Activities

Lake Toppasha is 12-acres, and Lake Palila is 4-acres. Both lakes offer fishing in a beautiful wooded setting and are stocked with bass and bream. Swimming is not permitted in either body of water. 

Lake Toppasha offers a dirt-bottomed boat ramp; motorists may only use trolling motors. Annual and seasonal passes are available; please contact the park for more information (662) 773-8323.

All persons between the ages of 16 and 65 must have a Mississippi fishing license. Licenses may be purchased from the park office for a nominal fee.

Fishing Information

Disc Golf


The Big Iron Disc Golf course will offer guests an 18-hole tournament-style disc golf course as of Fall 2024. Disc Golf is free to play, however, guests are required to pay the $2.00 entry fee. 

Stay The Night

Legion State Park offers 15 RV sites, 2 tent camping sites, and five air-conditioned cabins.

Developed Camping

The 15 RV camping sites feature water, sewer, and electrical hook-ups, picnic tables, and grills; some offer a fire ring. The RV campground has a bathhouse with hot showers. All sites are available for reservation up to 13 months in advance; reservations are highly recommended. 

Monthly camping may be available. Please call the park office at (662) 773-8323 to check availability.

Smoking is not allowed in any Mississippi government building.

Tent Camping

Tent camping is permitted in a designated primitive camping area. The RV campground features a bathhouse with hot showers nearby.

Vacation Cabins

Legion State Park features five air-conditioned vacation cabins in a heavily wooded area. Each cabin is equipped with bed and bath linens, basic kitchen equipment, an outdoor fire ring, a charcoal grill, and a stone fireplace. All cabins have a screened-in porch and free Mississippi State Parks Coffee and Soap samples. 

Cabins can be reserved up to 13 months in advance; please call the park for more information at (662) 773-8323.

Pets and smoking are not allowed in any Mississippi government building.

Vacation Cottages

Legion State Park features one cottage that is handicap accessible with central air and heat. The cottage will accommodate four people. The cottage has two bedrooms. One room is equipped with a queen bed, and the second room is equipped with a full-size bed. It has one bathroom with a shower/tub. The cottage is furnished with bed and bath linens, a living area with a couch and chairs, a dining table with chairs, cooking utensils and silverware, a microwave, a stove, and a refrigerator. The cottage features a porch with patio furniture, a grill, and a fire ring. 

The Cottage can be reserved up to 13 months in advance; please call the park for more information at (662) 773-8323.

Pets and smoking are not allowed in any Mississippi government building.

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