May 15 2008

Roosevelt State Park – Morton, MS




Roosevelt State Park conveniently located between Meridian and Jackson, Mississippi, 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.

109 sites are available for RV camping, featuring picnic tables, and grills. 28 sites include electrical and water hook-ups and 81 sites have electrical, 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.  A wooded area on the upper end of Shadow Lake is available for tent camping. Water is available in the area, and bathhouses featuring hot showers are located just across the dam from the primitive camping area.  Roosevelt is beautiful in the fall when the leaves change colors and the temperature is in the 60’s.

Roosevelt State Park
2149 Highway 13 South
Morton MS 39117

Roosevelt State Park is located off Interstate 20 at Exit 77 on Highway 13 in Morton, Mississippi. Go North approximately 1 mile; the park is on the left. From US 80, take Highway 13 South approximately 2 miles, the park is on the right.

GreatOutdoorBlessings star rating out of 5 ***** is a  5*****    

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Apr 16 2008

Lake Chicot State Park – Lake Village, AR

Lake Chicot State Park    Lake Chicot State Park is located on Ark. 144 eight miles northeast of Lake Village, Arkansas.  Lake Chicot is Arkansas’s largest natural lake.  Cut off centuries ago when the Mississippi River changed course, this 20-mile long oxbow lake is a peaceful setting for fishing, boating, and bird watching.  Fishing for crappie, bass, and bream is popular on the lake, especially on the upper end of Lake Chicot during spring and fall.  Fishing for catfish is great throughout the year.  The park offers lake tours, levee tours, and other opportunities for you to view a variety of birds and other wildlife.

Nestled in a pecan grove, the park offers 122 campsites.  The store/marina offers food, gifts, fuel, and bait for sale.  Our only complaint was the high price for premium campsites which was about $27 per night.  We felt this was over-priced.  Contact information:

2542 Highway 257  Lake Village, AR 71653   870-265-5480 

GreatOutdoorBlessings star rating out of 5 ***** is a  4****


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