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Legion State Park
Location Winston, Mississippi, United States
Area 420 acres (170 ha)
Elevation 453 ft (138 m)
Established 1934
Governing body Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Website Legion State Park
Legion State Park
Location 635 Legion State Park Rd., Louisville, Mississippi
Built 1934
Built by CCC
Architectural style Rustic
MPS State Parks in Mississippi built by the CCC MPS
NRHP reference No. 98001333
Added to NRHP November 5, 1998

Legion State Park is public recreation area located on the north edge of the city of Louisville, Mississippi, and adjacent to Tombigbee National Forest. As Legion State Park Historic District, the state park entered the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. It is managed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

History

The park is one of the original Mississippi state parks developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The CCC began creating the park in October 1934; it opened the public in July 1937. It includes the Legion Lodge, a hand-hewn log structure that has remained unaltered since its construction.

Legion Park Lodge
Built by the CCC, Legion Lodge is the oldest structure within a Mississippi State Park.

Activities and amenities

The park features fishing on two small lakes (12 acres (4.9 ha) and 4 acres (1.6 ha)), primitive and developed campsites, cabins and cottages, a 1.6-mile (2.6 km) nature trail, picnic area, and CCC-era visitors center.

Entrance to Legion State Park
Legion State Park entrance.
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