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LeFleurs Bluff State Park

2140 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 987-3923
lefleur@mdwfp.state.ms.us

LeFleur's Bluff provides a lush green spot in the heart of urban Jackson. In addition to camping, fishing, picnic spots, and nature trails, the 305-acre park features a nine-hole golf course and a driving range. The park is named for Louis LeFleur, a French-Canadian explorer who established a trading post on the banks of the Pearl River in the late 1700s. The city of Jackson was originally known as "LeFleur's Bluff." Today Mississippi's vibrant capital city combines the warmth and charm of its rich cultural heritage with exciting activities and attractions and contemporary lifestyles. Visitors to Jackson discover a diversity of museums, unlimited shopping and dining, an exciting nightlife, and a calendar of events packed with activities to suit every mood.




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Amenities

Park Directions
Directions to the Park

 

Area Attractions
The following attractions are located within a short drive of LeFleur's Bluff State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide you with directions.

 

Annual Area Events

February
Dixie National Rodeo, Livestock Show, Western Festival

March
Mal's St. Paddy's Day Parade

May
Pepsi Pops Concert at the Ross Barnett Reservoir
Jubilee Jam
Canton Flea Market- 2nd Thursday
Pickin' & Paddlin' Neighborhood Christian Center - music and boating activities

October
Mississippi State Fair
Canton Flea Marketc- 2nd Thursday
International Red Beans and Rice Festival
Juvenile Diabetes Walk & Fundraiser & Activities www.jdrf.org

November
Mistletoe Marketplace
Chimneyville Crafts Festival
NAMI Walk & Fundraiser & Activities www.namims.org

December
A variety of Christmas programs, events, and activities throughout Jackson
Festival of Lights (Canton)

 

Developed Camping
The 28 sites available for tent and RV camping are equipped with water and electrical hook-ups. The developed camping area also features a central sewage dumping station and a bathhouse with hot showers. All campsites are available for advanced reservations.  Smoking is not allowed in any Mississippi government building.

Monthly camping may be available.  Please check with the park office for availability.

 

Primitive Camping
Ten shaded primitive tent sites located near the lake and within walking distance to water and showers are available. This area is ideal for scout groups.

Picnic Area/Pavilions
A spacious, shaded section of the Riverside day-use area features picnic tables and grills overlooking a large playground. The park also has seven picnic pavilions available for reservation. Please contact the park office at (601) 987-3923 for more information.

Nature Trails
These trails meander through wooded bluffs, river bottoms, lakes, and scenic swamplands, offering you opportunities for nature walks, photography, and the study of living things in their environment.

The Yellow Trail (0.16 mile) is mostly paved and has some areas of a boardwalk-type decking.
The Green Trail (0.21 mile) From the Overlook you may take the Green Trail, which loops around to the Yellow Trail.
The Blue Trail (0.36 mile) A section of the Blue Trail connects the Green and Red Trails and is very steep with a series of boardwalk steps and platforms.
The Red Trail (0.32 mile) A more naturally maintained path, connects the Blue and Purple Trails. This section may be closed during high water. The Red Trail does not loop.
The Purple Trail (0.49 mile) Just beyond the end of the Purple Trail is the Mayes Lake Camp Store, the only place on the trail system that has restrooms and water. The Purple Trail does not loop.

 

Playground
Community Volunteers in 2001 created the Kid Zone Playground - a 16,000 square foot playground built near the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science - located in the Riverside section of LeFleur's State Park. A playground unit is also located between the pavilions at the Mayes Lake section of the park.

Golf
The LeFleur's Bluff offers a public driving range and nine-hole golf course featuring golf carts, clubs, and pull carts available for rental from the pro shop. A fee is charged.
LeFleur's Bluff Golf Course

LeFleur's Bluff's golf course improvements include renovations to the clubhouse, new golf carts, and greener fairways and landscaping throughout the nine-hole course.  The course is open Wednesdays - Mondays (closed on Tuesdays).  Please contact the park office for Green Fees and Cart Fees. 

Boat Launching
Mayes Lake offers bass, bream, catfish and crappie for fishing enthusiasts. A Mississippi fishing license is required for all persons between the ages of 16 and 65. Licenses may be purchased from the park office for a nominal fee. A launch is available for persons bringing their own boats. Only electric trolling motors are allowed. No jet boats are allowed on Mayes Lake.

 

Fishing
Mayes Lake (Gatehouse 601-987-3985) offers bass, bream, catfish and crappie for fishing enthusiasts. A Mississippi fishing license is required for all persons between the ages of 16 and 65. Licenses may be purchased from the parks office for a nominal fee. A launch is available for persons bringing their own boats. Only electric trolling motors are allowed. No jet boats are allowed on Mayes Lake.
Fishing Information
Depth Map
Fishing Licenses Information 
F-16 3423 (T) State Lake Regulations

 

Disc Golf
LeFleur's Bluff State Park has added an 18 basket disc golf course (9 baskets at Riverside - 9 baskets at Mayes Lake) to the park's amenities. Day use entry fee allows use of disc golf course.

Day Use
A day use entry fee is charged on a per vehicle basis.

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