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Roosevelt State Park
Roosevelt State Park Cabin 2.jpg
Location Scott, Mississippi, United States
Area 550 acres (220 ha)
Elevation 505 ft (154 m)
Established 1935
Governing body Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Website Roosevelt State Park
Roosevelt State Park
Nearest city Morton, Mississippi
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built 1935
Built by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
Architectural style Rustic Style
MPS State Parks in Mississippi built by the CCC MPS
NRHP reference No. 97001436
Added to NRHP December 1, 1997

Roosevelt State Park is a public recreation area located off Interstate 20 on the southwest side of Morton, Mississippi. The state park surrounds 150-acre (61 ha) Shadow Lake at the western edge of Bienville National Forest, between Jackson and Meridian. It is managed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

History

The park was one of the original Mississippi state parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The CCC began work August 1935; the park opened in April 1940.

Activities and amenities

The park features boating, waterskiing and fishing, primitive and developed campsites, cabins, motel, and group camping in dormitory-style cabins. Other features include 4.8 miles of nature trails, a scenic overlook with views of Bienville National Forest, tennis courts, softball field, picnic areas and pavilions, playground equipment, visitors center, 18-hole disc golf course, and swimming pool. The 600-seat Livingston Performing Arts & Media Center is also located in the park.

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