National and Local Parks in Mississippi

Our national, state and local parks enable guests to pursue their favorite outdoor activities. There’s always an organized event on the horizon. Discover the abundance of festivals, historic sites and outdoor recreation events that make our system of state and national parks a welcoming, family-oriented vacation destination. Mississippi parks are more than just wonderful surroundings; they are award-winning treasures. Reserve America recently released its list of “Top 100 Campgrounds Awards” and Mississippi State Parks were well represented, having seven parks in the Top 100.

The outdoors allows for a wide range of recreational and educational activities for visitors of all ages, and parks in Mississippi are no exception. Learn more about these activities:

Let Visit Mississippi help you find enjoyable activities at parks throughout the state. For more information, request a tour guide, use our trip planner, check out some of the places to stop, or contact us today to start planning your trip.

Davis Bayou Area Gulf Islands National Seashore

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Ocean Springs, MS   FEATURED


The Mississippi areas are home of a historic fort and the most beautiful barrier islands in the United States. Relax, enjoy the scenery, hike a trail, or explore the fort. Whether you visiting for a day or a week there […]

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg, MS   FEATURED


Commemorating one of the Civil War’s pivotal campaigns, Vicksburg National Military Park is arguably Mississippi’s most renowned historical attraction. Confederate President Jefferson Davis himself referred to Vicksburg as the “nailhead that holds the South’s two halves together,” and there’s no […]

Swinging Bridge at Tishomingo State Park

Tishomingo State Park

Tishomingo, MS   FEATURED


Tishomingo State Park is a public recreation area located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Tishomingo County. The park is located at Milepost 304 of Natchez Trace Parkway and features rock outcroppings, waterfalls, and a swinging pedestrian bridge […]


This park has set the standard for which all new youth baseball complexes aim to emulate. This 17-field, baseball-only facility contains many features only previously found at professional stadiums. The fields all contain grass infields, Musco lighting, electronic scoreboards, covered […]


This beautiful urban park is located on 305 acres of woodlands that are home to nature trails, a public nine-hole golf course and driving range, picnic areas, playgrounds and Mayes Lake for fishing. LeFleur’s Bluff has an excellent RV camping […]


This great park includes a playground, picnic tables, open space, walking trail, exercise equipment, backstop and a lake. It also has an 18-hole disc golf course, which is mostly flat and lightly wooded, challenging and fun. Course length 6,744 ft. […]


Located just south of Memphis in Southaven, Mississippi, the Veterans Park honors all of our national heroes from the Revolutionary War to those presently serving. The area boasts a beautiful lake, picnic tables and fourteen bronze plaques—representing each war or […]

Hernando DeSoto River Park

Lake Cormorant, MS


Situated right on the banks of the Mississippi River just north of Lake Cormorant, the 41 acre Hernando DeSoto Park is DeSoto County’s only public access to the River. The park is closed from ½ hour after sunset until ½ […]

Jim Saucier Park

Southaven, MS


South side of city hall. Features exercise equipment, a lake and a walking trail. […]


With five lighted international-size soccer fields, automated lighting control system, automated irrigation, a small pavilion and a lake, the George M. Harrison Municipal Soccer Park in Olive Branch is a great place to host a soccer tournament. The complex also […]

Latimer Lakes Park

Horn Lake, MS


The 120-acre park features a nature walking trail, four lighted tennis courts, volleyball court, nine baseball fields, two soccer fields, two football fields, and three lakes. Plus two disc golf courses, a playground complete with Astro Turf and a skate […]


There are 6 fields (1 lighted): 2 fields are for youth ages 10 and under. […]