Legion State Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLegion State Park
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|Location||Winston, Mississippi, United States|
|Area||420 acres (170 ha)|
|Elevation||453 ft (138 m)|
|Governing body||Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks|
|Website||Legion State Park|
Legion State Park
|Location||635 Legion State Park Rd., Louisville, Mississippi|
|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.
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.
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.
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