Roosevelt State Park

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Roosevelt State Park
Mississippi State Park
Roosevelt State Park Cabin 2.jpg
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Scott
Elevation 505 ft (154 m) [1]
Coordinates 32°19′13″N 89°40′22″W / 32.32028°N 89.67278°W / 32.32028; -89.67278Coordinates: 32°19′13″N 89°40′22″W / 32.32028°N 89.67278°W / 32.32028; -89.67278 [1]
Area 550 acres (223 ha) [2]
Established 1935
Management Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Location in Mississippi
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 Other, Rustic Style
MPS State Parks in Mississippi built by the CCC MPS
NRHP Reference # 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.[3]

History[edit]

The park was one of the original Mississippi state parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.[4] The CCC began work August 1935; the park opened in April 1940.[2]

Activities and amenities[edit]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Roosevelt State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b Harrison Lea Stamm; Architectural Historian (April 21, 1997). "Roosevelt State Park" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. National Park Service. Retrieved December 13, 2016. Roosevelt State Park was the seventh of ten state parks in Mississippi developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). 
  3. ^ a b "Roosevelt State Park". Parks and Destinations. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ Todd Sanders, Review and Compliance Assistant (August 15, 1996). "State Parks in Mississippi built by the CCC between 1934 - 1942" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form. National Park Service. Retrieved July 13, 2014. By July, 1935, a total of nine new parks were under construction. These nine were Leroy Percy in Washington County; Tombigbee in Lee County; Clarkco in Clarke County; Legion in Winston County; Tishomingo in Tishomingo County; Holmes County; Roosevelt in Scott County; Spring Lake (later re-named Wall Doxey) in Marshall County; and Percy Quin in Pike County. 

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