Great River Road State Park (Campground)

Great River Road State Park

Situated inside the Mississippi River levee and bordered by the majestic river on its western edge, Great River Road State Park offers magnificent views of the ‘Father of Waters’ from a setting unmatched in natural beauty. The focal point of the park is a 75-foot high overlook tower, which provides panoramic views of the Mississippi River as well as being the ideal spot for a picnic. The park is named for the Great River Road, a scenic parkway that follows the Mississippi from its beginning as a small Canadian creek to its end at the Gulf of Mexico.

Area Attractions
The following attractions are located within a short drive of Great River Road State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide you with directions.

  • Mississippi River
  • Winterville Mounds Park (30 miles) The site of one of the tallest Indian Mounds and the largest group of mounds in the Mississippi Valley. The mound builders occupied this village from 800 to 1000 A.D.
  • Malmaison Wildlife Management Area
  • Delta State University (Cleveland)
  • Bologna Performing Art Center (Cleveland)
  • Shopping and Dining (Cleveland)
  • Historical and Local Artists (Cleveland)
  • Lake Charlie Capps (23 miles) Lake Charlie Capps is visible close-up from Hwy 1, south of the park. It was formed by a natural cutoff of the river in 1920. It features an exceptional view of cypress trees. Deer Creek at Scott is one of the most photographed spots in the state.
  • Cleveland (15 miles) Cleveland's Octoberfest, Crosstie Festival Arts Show, and several interesting trade expositions are outstanding events. Delta State University's Performing Arts Center hosts entertaining shows on a frequent schedule.
  • Stoneville Wildlife Management Area
  • Greenville (Host to the Delta Blues Festival in September)

Annual Events

  • Annual Kite Flying Contest - March
  • Easter Egg Hunt - April
  • Disc Golf Tournament - April
  • Disc Golf Tournament - June
  • Disc Golf Tournament - August
  • Soccer Camp - September
  • Disc Golf Tournament - October
  • Halloween Costume Contest- October

Developed Camping
The 61 sites available for developed and primitive camping feature picnic tables, grills, and electrical and water hook-ups. A bathhouse with hot showers and laundry facilities and a central sewage dumping station are located in the developed camping area. A limited number of campsites are set aside for advance reservations. The remainder are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Reservations are highly recommended and may be made up to 24-months in advance.

Primitive Camping
The 61 sites available for RV/tent camping feature picnic tables, grills, and electrical and water hook-ups. A bathhouse with hot showers and laundry facilities and a central sewage dumping station are located in the developed camping area. A limited number of campsites are set aside for advance reservations and may be made by contacting the park office. The remainder are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Restaurant

  • Formal Banquet 
  • Steak Banquet
  • Holiday Banquet
  • Catfish Banquet
  • Standard Banquet
  • Company Picnics
  • Parties, Dances, Formals

The banquet room accommodates 90 people and catering service is available. A broad balcony, spanning the front of the Visitor's Center and overlooking the Mississippi River, features concession stand, and a banquet room.

Visitor Center/Park Office
A broad balcony spanning the front of the Visitor's Center features a concession stand, and a banquet room accommodating 90 people. Catering service is available. For specific information on facilities and costs, contact the park office (662) 759-6762.

Picnic/Pavilion/Tower Area
Great River Road's 28 picnic sites are equipped with tables and grills, and afford views of the majestic Mississippi River. A picnic shelter atop the 75-foot high overlook tower provides a panoramic view of the Mississippi River, and is available by reservation by contacting the park office.

Nature Trail
Great River Road's Nature Trail gives the visitor a view of the plants and animals of the bottomland, hardwood, forest and swamp. Several trails lead to the sandbar, which at low water form one of the largest beaches in the state. The sandbars are visited by a variety of birds and animals, some of which you may see, others will leave their interesting tracks.  The trail is approximately 1.5-miles long.

Playing Fields
A site for softball and other outdoor recreational activities is available.

Boat Launching
Perry Martin Lake, a 30-acre oxbow lake of the Mississippi River, yields catches of bass, white perch, and catfish. A boat launch is available. A entrance fee is charged and may be paid at the park office or in the honor box.

Fishing
Perry Martin Lake, a 30-acre oxbow of the Mississippi River, yields catches of bass, white perch, and catfish. 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 (cash only sales).  A boat launch is provided for those who wish to bring their own boats. No jet boats are allowed on Perry Martin Lake.

Laundry Facilities
Laundry facilities are available at the Park.

Disc Golf
Deer Meadow is an 18 Hole Disc Golf Course. It is located in the bottomland Riverain Forest along the mighty Mississippi. Commonly seen Whitetail deer make play enjoyable. Disc course is open to the public, free of charge, however, the normal entrance fee is required. Disc can be rented or purchased from the park office. Southern National Disc Golf Association

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


Contact Great River Road State Park (Campground)


Highway 1 South
P.O. Box 292
Rosedale, Mississippi  38769
Phone: 662.759.6762
Fax: 662.759.0066


 

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