The fourth of the original state parks developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Legion State Park remains as unspoiled today as when the Choctaw Indian Nation first inhabited the area centuries ago. Hidden in the red hill country of Mississippi, Legion State Park strikes the perfect balance of natural beauty and modern comfort, with all man-made structures in the park designed to complement the pristine beauty of the area. Of particular interest is Legion Lodge, a hand-hewn log structure that has remained unaltered since its construction in the 1930s.
A day-use entry fee is charged on a per vehicle basis
Things to Know
Mississippi State Park Fees, Rules and Regulations
The 15 sites available for RV camping feature water, sewer and electrical hook-ups, picnic tables, and grills. A bathhouse featuring hot showers is located in the RV Campground. All sites are available for advance reservations. Smoking is not allowed in any Mississippi government building.
Monthly camping may be available. Please check with the park office for availability.
Tent camping is permitted in a designated primitive camping area. A new bathhouse featuring hot showers is located nearby in the RV Campground.
Legion Sate Park features five air-conditioned vacation cabins located in a heavily wooded area. Each cabin is equipped with bed and bath linens and basic kitchen equipment and features a stone fireplace. Smoking is not allowed in any Mississippi government building.
Legion Sate Park features one cottage that is handicap accessible with central air and heat. The cottage will accommodate four people. The cottage has two bedrooms. One room is equipped with a queen bed and the second room is equipped with a full size bed. Bed linens and bath linens are not included; however, the guest can bring their own linen or rent a linen package from the park for a separate fee. It has one bathroom with a shower/tub. The cottage is furnished with a living area with a couch and chairs, a dining table with chairs, cooking utensils and silverware, a microwave, stove, and a refrigerator. The cottage features a porch with patio furniture. The cottage is available for advance reservations and is highly recommended. Smoking is not allowed in any Mississippi government building.
The original stone lodge constructed in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps is still in use. An impressive structure of hand-hewn logs and an excellent example of rustic architecture, Legion Lodge is the oldest permanent facility in the state park system and has been designated a Mississippi Landmark by the Department of Archives and History. The lodge houses a meeting/banquet room seating 125. For specific information and costs of facilities contact the park office (662) 773-8323. Smoking is not allowed in any Mississippi government building.
Legion State Park's picnic area features tables, grills, and picnic shelters. A large picnic pavilion, available by reservation, provides the ideal setting for family reunions, company picnics, or church or school gatherings. The picnic shelters are "first-come", "first-serve".
A 1.6 mile nature trail encircles Lake Toppasha providing a close look at native birds, plants, and wildlife.
Playground equipment is also available at the Park.
Fishing and Boating
Lake Toppasha is 12 acres and Lake Palila is 4 acres. Both lakes offer fishing in a beautiful wooded setting. Both lakes are stocked with bass and bream. 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.
Fishing Licenses Information
The following attractions are located within a short drive of Legion State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide you with directions.
Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Sunrise Services
Red Hills Crafts Festival
Choctaw Indian Fair, Philadelphia MS
Neshoba County Fair, Philadelphia MS
Annual Christmas Tree Trimming Party
The Christmas Tree Trimming, caroling, food, and children's crafts will be at Legion's Lodge. For more information, please contact Tim Flake at (662) 773-8323.