Mississippi Road Trip



Your Mississippi road trip will take you to the southern part of the country to enjoy year-round fabulous weather.  Mississippi is loaded with some of the most luxurious casinos and beautiful beaches in the country.  There are lots of camp grounds and golf courses throughout the state as well and planning your trip will be an absolute breeze and will not break the bank.



Mississippi National Parks can provide you with an inexpensive way of touring this southern state and really taking in what mother nature has to offer.  The Gulf Islands is a 12-unit park that is partially in Florida but also partially in Mississippi.  You will have plenty of opportunities for primitive camping and all sorts of fantastic outdoor activities.

Outdoor Festivals are not the reason you will be traveling to Mississippi but you can always stop into Sturgis for the annual motorcycle rally for your Mississippi road trip.


State Parks

Lake Lincoln State Park
3319 Lake Lowndes Road
Columbus, MS 39702

Phone: 800-467-2757

 The park features a nature trail, fishing, playground, disc golf, and a picnic area
Lake Lowndes State Park 3319 Lake Lowndes Road
Columbus, MS

Phone: 662.328.2110


Amenities include: Equestrian trail, developed and tent camping, cabins, visitor/activity building, nature trail, playground, playing fields, tennis, boat launch, water skiing, fishing, laundry facilities, disc golf, and walking track.
Holmes County State Park 5369 State Park Road
Durant, MS

Phone: 662.653.3351


Amenities at the park include: developed and tent camping, cabins, picnic area/shelter, nature trails, group camp, playground, playing fields, boat launch, fishing, laundry facilities, disc golf, amphitheater, and skating rink.
Shepard State Park 1034 Graveline Road
Gautier, MS 39553

Phone: 228.497.2244


Amenities include: Developed and primitive camp sites, picnic area/shelter, nature trail, playground, playing fields, boat launch and disc golf.
Florewood State Park 5 miles east of Grenada off MS 8.
Grenada, MS

Phone: 800-467-2757


Damaged from the hurricane but stay tuned
Hugh White State Park Birding & Wildlife Viewing P.O. Box 725
Grenada, MS 38902-0725

Phone: 662.226.4934


Hugh White State Park is located along the beautiful banks of Grenada Lake. The park contains self-guided nature trails and directional signs. Wildlife is abundant in this area. Large mammals such as deer and wild turkeys can be seen nearly year-round. Smaller mammals such as raccoons and opossums also roam the forest and lake banks. Migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, and wading birds can be seen in great numbers at times. Birds of prey, such as owls, hawks, ospreys, kites, and bald eagles are prevalent.
Hugh White State Park Highway 8
Grenada, MS

Phone: 662.226.4934


Amenities include: Developed and primitive camp sites, cabins, seasonal swimming beach and pool, nature trail, group camp, visitor/activity building, picnic area/shelter, playground, golf, golf villas, boat launch, water skiing, fishing, disc golf.
Paul B. Johnson State Park 15 miles south of Hattiesburg, off U.S. 49
Hattiesburg, MS

Phone: 800-467-2757


744 acres of park land and a 296-acre lake. Situated on spring-fed Geiger Lake amid towering pines, Johnson provides fishing, water sports, a visitor's center with game room, picnic area, picnic pavilions, playing fields, boat launching, fishing boat and canoe rental, swimming beach, visitor/activity building, playground, laundry facility, fast-food service, group camp for 110 and a self-guided nature trail, and 18 hole disc golf.
Wall Doxey State Park 3946 Highway 7 South
Holly Springs, MS 38635

Phone: 800.467.2757


Located in the gentle rolling hills of northern Mississippi, Wall Doxey State Park is 890 acres of upland hardwood and pine surrounding a 60-acre scenic, spring-fed lake. A 2.5 mile nature trail leads visitors through the park. The lake has an abundant population of sunfish, bass, catfish, gar, and resident flocks of Canada geese and wood ducks. Tour the park by car or along a series of recently renovated hiking trails.
J.P. Coleman State Park 613 County Road 321
Iuka, MS 38852

Phone: 662.423.6515


Amenities include: developed and tent camping, cabins, motel, swimming pool, picnic area/shelter, miniature golf, boat launch, water skiing, fishing, marina, laundry facilities, and seasonal concessions.
LeFleur's Bluff State Park 2140 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202

Phone: 601.987.3923


2.5-mile one-way hiking trail in beautiful woodland with bluffs and stream leading to Mayes Lake; forested terrain descending to Pearl River swamp floor; varied topography, plants, and wildlife; state-of-the-art Mississippi Natural Science Museum.
Legion State Park 635 Legion State Park Road
Louisville, MS 39339

Phone: 662-773-8323


Amenities include: developed and tent camping, cabins, visitor/activity building, picnic area/shelter, nature trail, playground, boat launch, fishing.
Percy Quin State Park 2036 Percy Quinn Drive
McComb, MS 39648

Phone: 888-465-3647


Park features 1,001 acres in addition to a 700 acre lake

On Lake Tangipahoa, special park features include water sports, group camp for 200, 9 lodge rooms with kitchenettes, 27 cabin units, convention center, 107 camping pads (full hookups), designated tent camping, visitor's center, game room, nature trail, swimming pool, 2 golf villas, playground and picnic area. Catering available. An 18-hole championship golf course with 9-hole par 3 learning center. Picnic pavilions, boat launch, swimming beaches (campground, day use), tennis, marina, fishing, bathhouses (heated and air-conditioned), facility, campstore, fish cleaning station, fishing piers.

Okatibbee Water Park 9283 Pine Springs Road
Meridian, MS 39305

Phone: 601-737-2370


Activity area, boat launch, fishing, picnic area, sailing, skiing and swimming, and bird watching.  There is excellent habitat for wetland flora, many species of wildlife; great blue herons, red-bellied woodpeckers, Northern cardinal, Eastern bluebirds, warblers, vireos, other neotropical songbirds; 2.2-mile bluebird nest box trail; Southern bald eagles, ospreys October until mid-Spring; rare white pelicans December through March. Note: Check area regulations effected by hunting seasons.
Roosevelt State Park 2149 Highway 13 South
Morton, MS 39117

Phone: 601.732.6316


Amenities include developed and primitive camp sites, motel, group camp, pool, camp store, visitor/activity building, nature trail, playing fields, tennis, boat launch, water skiing, fishing, laundry facilities, seasonal concessions, and auditorium.
Natchez State Park 230-B Wickliff Road
Natchez, MS 39120

Phone: 601.442.2658


Amenities include developed and primitive camp sites, cabins, picnic area/shelter, nature trail, playground, boat launch, and fishing.
George Payne Cossar State Park 165 County Road 170
Oakland, MS 38948-0297

Phone: 662-623-7356


The park is 982 acres. Cossar is situated on a peninsula-like arm jutting into Enid Reservoir. Cossar's famed restaurant features fried catfish and many more favorites (open year-round, Thursday through Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.). Cossar has 13 cabins, 84 camping pads (water and electric only), group camp, seasonal swimming pool, visitors center, nature trail, 27 hole disc golf, and 2 dump stations, fishing (no boat rental), skiing, 2 pavilions, large picnic area, 18 holes miniature golf, and an Indian historic site.
Trace State Park 2139 Faulkner Road
Belden, MS 38826

Phone: 662-489-2958


Horseback riding on a 25 mile trail system in undeveloped northern and western portions of park; horse barn with eight box stalls, large parking area; boarding for horses available for small fee; backcountry; rugged terrain; forests, red bluffs; compass- notify park office; interesting sites - small barn, church, cemetery, and secluded pond.
Clarkco State Park 386 Clarkco Road
Quitman, MS 39355

Phone: 601.776.6651


Amenities at the park feature developed and primitive camp sites, cabins, fishing, nature trail, tennis, disc golf, boat launch, water skiing, picnic shelters, playing fields, playground, camp store, laundry facilities, and visitor building.
Great River Road State Park P.O. Box 292
Rosedale, MS 38769

Phone: 662.759.6762


Fishing, boating, softball fields, 18 hole disc golf, visitor's center with fast food and catering service, nature trails, boat launch, fishing boat rental, paddle boats, playground, bathhouse, laundry facility, picnic pavilion, picnic area; magnificent views of river, bottomland forest; self-guided nature trails; abundant wildlife species; directional signs; observation areas; park located inside Mississippi River levee system; undisturbed bottomland forest; sandbars; plentiful wildlife; tour in car or self-guided nature tours.
John W. Kyle State Park & Mallard Point Golf Course 4235 State Park Road
Sardis, MS 38666

Phone: 662.487.1345


Seasonal swimming pool, tennis, laundry facility, recreation building, waterskiing, fishing. Two golf villas located on Sardis Lower Lake with adjacent 18-hole championship golf course.
Tishomingo State Park Hiking Trails 3 miles north of Dennis, off MS 25
Tishomingo, MS

Phone: 800-467-2757


There are scenic views in Appalachian foothills, abundant in natural beauty. A unique landscape of massive rock formations, fern-filled crevices found nowhere else in Mississippi - more than 600 species of fern, wildflowers, bob white quail, wild turkey, hawks, vultures, ospreys, owls, wading birds; great viewing from diverse 13-mile hiking trail system including 3.5-mile Bear Creek Outcropping Trail beginning at 200' swinging bridge; cliffs, outcroppings, and overhangs, including rock climbing; 60' Jean's Overhang rock; free rock climbing permit at park office; helmets and safety equipment required.
Tishomingo State Park Mile Marker 304 off Natchez Trace
Tishomingo, MS

Phone: 662.438.6914


Amenities include both developed and primitive camp sites, cabins, group camp, visitor/activity building, picnic area, nature trail, playground, playing fields, boat launch, fishing, laundry, disc golf, swimming pool, canoe rental
Tombigbee State Park 264 Cabin Drive
Tupelo, MS 38804

Phone: 800-467-2757


The park featues 3 nature trails, 18 hole disc golf, tennis court, playground, canoe, fishing boat, paddle boat rental, boat launch, playing fields, picnic area, and picnic pavilions.
Golden Memorial State Park 2104 Damascus Road
Walnut Grove, MS 39189

Phone: 601.253.2237


This is a 107-acre park with a  boat launch, fishing, playground. Park has the 2nd largest loblolly pine tree in the state of Mississippi which can be found on the Loblolly Trail. Park memorializes post Civil War one-room school once located on the site. Picnic tables, grills, two picnic pavilions, nature trails, 15-acre, spring-fed lake stocked with bass and bream. Office and park use hours: Wednesday through Sunday, day use 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Clark Creek Natural Area 386 Fort Adams Road
Woodville, MS

Phone: 800.467.2757


Hiking trail approximately 3-miles in one of Mississippi's most beautiful diverse nature areas; primitive and improved trails, 50 waterfalls; strenuous hiking- bring water; 1881 Pond Store with original furnishings and artifacts - beverages and snacks for purchase; 700 acre area; diverse ecosystems; large variety of uncommon trees; steeply sloping Loess-bluff hills; colorful migrating and resident birds, invertebrates; poisonous snakes, rare land snails; federally endangered Carolina magnolia vine; endangered Southern red belly dace, black bear; blooming wildflowers, colorful birds in April/May migration; brilliant Fall foliage from giant beech, sweet gum, hickory trees; foot traffic only; no hunting, no camping, no motorized vehicles; physically demanding terrain.




You can explore the many casinos on your Mississippi road trip in any of the following regions.  You can also browse on the interactive road trip map.

  • Gulf Coast Casinos in the Biloxi area

  • Gulfport

  • Bay St. Louis-Waveland

  • Natchez

  • Choctaw

  • Greenville

  • Vicksburg

  • Tunica & Surrounding areas


View Mississippi Casinos in a larger map


Mississippi Blues Trail

Your Mississippi road trip may lead you exploring the roots of modern American music and exploring the blues trail in the area.  Many of the most popular singers and groups of all time drew their inspirations from people such as Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Robert Johnson.  You will want to stop at the various Blues Museums that are located in Clarksdale, Greenwood, Leland, and the Dockery Plantation in Cleveland.

The best blues clubs are:

  • Blue Front Cafe (662-755-2278) located in Bentonia

  • Ground Zero Blues Club (662-621-9009) located in Clarksdale

  • Graceland Too (662-252-2515) located in Holly Springs

  • 308 Blues Club and Cafe (662-887-7800) located in Indianola

  • Club Ebony (662-887-9915) located in Indianola

  • Blues Showcase Nightclub/Blues and Legends Hall of Fame Museum (662-357-5500) located at Tunica Resorts



When your in Mississippi you will want to make sure you stop off at the beach if you are in the Biloxi area.  Many people would not realize that these beaches are this spectacular but you will be pleasantly surprised.

  • Biloxi

  • Lower Lake Beach, Panola County



Begin planning your Mississippi road trip