Lefleur's Bluff State Park

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Lefleur's Bluff State Park

Mississippi

(601) 987-3923

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Overview

LeFleur's Bluff provides a lush green spot in the heart of urban Jackson. In addition to camping, fishing, picnic spots and nature trails, the 305-acre park features a nine-hole golf course and a driving range. The park is named for Louis LeFleur, a French-Canadian explorer who established a trading post on the banks of the Pearl River in the late 1700s. The city of Jackson was originally known as "LeFleur's Bluff". Today Mississippi's vibrant capital city combines the earth and charm of its rich cultural heritage with exciting activities and attractions and contemporary lifestyles. Visitors to Jackson discover a diversity of museums, unlimited shopping and dining, an exciting night life and a calendar of events packed with activities to suit every mood.

Map of Lefleur's Bluff (MS)

Latitude, Longitude: 32.327503, -90.157585

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Activities

  • Boating

    Mayes Lake offers bass, bream, catfish and crappie for fishing enthusiasts. 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. A launch is available for persons bringing their own boats. Only electric trolling motors are allowed. No jet boats are allowed on Mayes Lake.

  • Camping

    28 sites available for tent or RV camping. The 28 sites available for tent and RV camping are equipped with water and electrical hook-ups. The developed camping area also features a central sewage dumping station and a bathhouse with hot showers. All campsites are available for advanced reservations. Tents can be put on developed sites.

  • Fishing

    Mayes Lake offers bass, bream, catfish and crappie for fishing enthusiasts. A Mississippi fishing license is required for all persons between the ages of 16 and 65. Licenses may be purchased from the parks office for a nominal fee. A launch is available for persons bringing their own boats. Only electric trolling motors are allowed. No jet boats are allowed on Mayes Lake.

  • Golfing

    LeFleur's Bluff offers a public driving range and nine-hole golf course featuring golf carts, clubs, and pull carts available for rental from the pro shop. A fee is charged. LeFleur's Bluff State Park has also added an eighteen (18) basket disc golf course (9 baskets at Riverside - 9 baskets at Mayes Lake) to the park's amenities. Day use entry fee allows use of disc golf course. Discs can be purchased at the park office.

  • Hiking

    Five trails meander through wooded bluffs, river bottoms, lakes, and scenic swamplands, offering you opportunities for nature walks, photography, and the study of living things in their environment.

    The Yellow Trail (0.16 mile) is mostly paved and has some areas of a boardwalk-type decking. The Green Trail (0.21 mile) From the Overlook you may take the Green Trail, which loops around to the Yellow Trail. The Blue Trail (0.36 mile) A section of the Blue Trail connects the Green and Red Trails and is very steep with a series of boardwalk steps and platforms. The Red Trail (0.32 mile), a more naturally maintained path, connects the Blue and Purple Trails. This section may be closed during high water. The Red Trail does not loop. The Purple Trail (0.49 mile) just beyond the end of the Purple Trail is the Mayes Lake Camp Store, the only place on the trail system that has restrooms and water. The Purple Trail does not loop.

  • Historic Sites

    Today Mississippi's vibrant capital city combines the warmth and charm of its rich cultural heritage with exciting activities and attractions and contemporary lifestyles. Visitors to Jackson discover a diversity of museums, unlimited shopping and dining, an exciting nightlife, and a calendar of events packed with activities to suit every mood.

  • Picnicking

    A spacious, shaded section of the Riverside day-use area features picnic tables and grills overlooking a large playground.

  • RVing

    28 sites available for tent or RV camping. The 28 sites available for tent and RV camping are equipped with water and electrical hook-ups. The developed camping area also features a central sewage dumping station and a bathhouse with hot showers. All campsites are available for advanced reservations. Tents can be put on developed sites.

Park Partners

ReserveAmerica

ReserveAmerica handles online campsite reservations for the park.

Directions

Driving

Take Exit 98B off Interstate 55 at Lakeland Drive.

For Mississippi Natural Science Museum/Kids Zone, day use and Clubhouse take first light, turn right. For Mayes Lake Campground take second light at Shell/Sprint Mart, turn right.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(601) 987-3923

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