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Roosevelt State Park, MS

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Roosevelt State Park is located about 30 miles east of Jackson, MS, just off I-20 near the town of Morton. This is a full-feature park with two campgrounds with a total of 109 FHU campsites, a lodge with banquet facilities, a performing arts center, and a waterslide and pool. The R.O. Hannah Campground is on the east side of the lake near the lodge, while the CCC Campground is on the west side of the lake.

Tel: 601-732-6316

Date of Visit: Mar 2016

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We arrived on a mid-March Wednesday with no reservation. Not a problem - lots of sites to choose from. We selected site 14, a pleasant water-front site in the R. O. Hannah Campground. Unlike the CCC Campground on the other side of the lake, water-front sites are not considered Premium sites with a higher cost. This campground wasn't as busy and thus was quieter - quiet is good!

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So let's take a walk around the campground and look at a few sites. This is site 5, a back-in site with a view of the lake down through the trees.
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Site 12 is a pleasant site overlooking the lake.

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Sites 19 and 17. All the sites here have cement pads. While some are reasonably level, a good number slant one way or another.

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Site 21 sits by itself in a hollow.

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The site in the foreground is 22, while beyond it is 23.

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Located in a small cul-de-sac are sites 27 and 28.

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One of the nicest sites on this side of the lake is 29. It is located at the end of the road, is quite private and has a great view.

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Site 37 is the only pull-through site in the park. To use it, however, you have to go the wrong way around the camp road.

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There are two bathhouses on the east side. I was surprised that this small one had room for showers. The larger one also has a washer and a dryer - $1.00 a load for each.

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By road it's about two miles around the lake to the CCC Campground. But there is a trail around the north end of the lake which is a lot shorter. It passes through a primitive tent camping area. Not much here other than a water faucet and a Porta-Potty.

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Continuing along the trail we end up at the CCC Campground. Here are sites 46, 47 and 49.

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Site 49 struck my fancy as the nicest site on this side of the lake.

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Sites 50-55.

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There are two crossroads down the hill in the middle of the campground. On this one are sites 71-77.

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If you have a boat and/or like to fish, site 82 would be a perfect choice with a small dock right behind it.

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Sites 89, 91 and 93 are all back-in sites across the road from the lake. A nice view through the windshield.

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Sites 95 and 94 are among the Premium waterfront sites on the west side of the lake. There is no senior discount for these sites.

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Sites 98-103 are farthest from the lake.

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Sites 104-109. One of the bathhouses is in the middle of this row on the right.

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Returning from the CCC Campground, I was passed by these bikers. The trails are a bit of challenge with lots of gullies and swampy areas.

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On the east side of the lake is a water slide and a swimming pool. For lake swimming, you need to go to the west side beach.

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There are several fishing docks along the lakeshore. Across the inlet is the day-use area.

Amenities

R.O. Hannah CG: 42 standard sites: W/E(30A/S) - $20 ($14 seniors/100% disabled)

CCC CG: 22 waterfront sites W/E(50A)/S - $24 (No senior/disabled discount)

CCC CG: 45 standard sites W/E(50A)/S - $20 ($14 seniors/100% disabled)

Primitive tent sites - $13

Dump station, showers, laundry

Verizon 4G coverage

Activities

Fishing, boating, swimming, water slide, hiking, disc golf

Gatehouse coordinates: 32.318192 N, 89.674045 W

Elevation: 520'

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