Lake Lowndes State Park

Lake Lowndes State Park provides a complete recreational facility for individuals, families, and groups to enjoy the park. Lake Lowndes is located on a beautiful 150-acre lake. The park offers unlimited opportunities for fishing and camping, softball, tennis, football, and other organized sports. Mississippi University for Women (The "W") and Mississippi State University (MSU) are just a short drive to the west, making Lake Lowndes State Park the perfect place to stay during a football weekend at MSU or while visiting either campus.

Park Directions

Day Use

A day-use entry fee is charged on a per vehicle basis. The Park is open every day of the year. The Park Office is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. For more information on Lake Lowndes State Park, please contact the Park Office at (662) 328-2110.

  • Entrance $4 and $.50 per person over 6 people - Private Vehicle

Stay the Night

50 developed camping sites, a Scenic Wooded tent camping area, 6 Vacation Cabins, 2 Vacation Cottages, and Laundry Facilities are available for use at Lake Lowndes State Park.

Things to Do

Amphitheater, Disc Golf, Gym, Picnic Area/Pavilions, Playground, Playing Fields, Tennis and Trails, plus Lake Lowndes offers a 150 acre of Freshwater Fishing, Boat Launch, and Water Skiing.

Things to Know

Area Attractions

The following attractions are located within a short drive of Lake Lowndes State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide you with directions.

  • Historic Homes (Columbus)
  • Mississippi University for Women (Columbus)
  • Columbus Air Force Base
  • Mississippi State University (Starkville)
  • Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
  • Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
  • John W. Starr Memorial Forest Management Area

Annual Events

  • March/April
    • Spring Pilgrimage (Columbus)
  • May
    • Market Street Festival (Columbus)
  • July
    • Fourth of July Celebration/Fireworks (Columbus)
  • September
    • Roast & Boast (Columbus)
  • October
    • Lake Lowndes Family Day
    • For more information, please contact the park office at (662) 328-2110
  • December
    • Lake Lowndes Annual Arts & Crafts Show 
    • Christmas Tree Lighting and The Wassail Fest in Downtown Columbus
    • Columbus Christmas Parade (Columbus)



Contact Lake Lowndes State Park

3319 Lake Lowndes Road
Columbus, Mississippi  39702
Phone: (662) 328-2110


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Mississippi

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