Roosevelt State Park is located between Jackson and Meridian, Mississippi, and gives visitors the chance to enjoy various recreational pursuits. The park is popular for hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, boating, and jet skiing. There are also playgrounds, a disc golf course, nature trails, picnic pavilions, and sports fields. From the park, visitors can soak in panoramic views of the Bienville National Forest. The views are particularly striking during the fall when the leaves turn different colors. If you want to extend your time here, you can pull into one of the campsites at Roosevelt Campground.Roosevelt Campground can accommodate all types of RV rentals. There are over 100 campsites with full and partial hookups. You can choose between a pull-through or back-in campsite. For your convenience, there are comfort stations with hot showers located throughout the campground loop. Situated in Morton, Mississippi, Roosevelt State Park is a great place to call home for a night or a few.
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Bienville National Forest is located in the heart of Mississippi and covers 178,000 acres of forest. The forest is open to the public and boasts opportunities for hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping. If you’re an equestrian, the 23-mile Shockaloe Horse Trail provides hitching areas, water, pavilions, and other horse-friendly amenities. In fact, it’s one of the most popular horseback riding trails in the country. The national forest also has several lakes and unique habitats home to a variety of wildlife.Golden Memorial State Park is another place to check out when you book an RV in Scott County. The day-use-only park memorializes the era after the Civil War. On the grounds, you’ll find a one-room school, picnic pavilions with grills, miles of nature trails, and a 15-acre spring-fed lake stocked with bream and bass. The state park is also home to the second-largest loblolly pine tree in Mississippi. Though the park is not all that large, it’s a nice place to spend some time outdoors when you camp at Roosevelt Campground.A stone’s throw from Morton is Bonita Lakes Park in Meridian, Mississippi. This popular park covers 3,300 acres and gives visitors the chance to fish, hike, bike, boat, and horseback ride. Munch your lunch under one of the picnic pavilions, let the kids run off some steam on the playground, or see what you can catch on one of the park’s three lakes. If you’re searching for a place where the entire family can spend the day outdoors, look no further than Bonita Lakes Park.
If you’re willing to drive about 45 minutes, you’ll be in Jackson, the capital of Mississippi. As the state capital, you can rest assured that there’s something for all people, regardless of age, to enjoy here. One very interesting place is the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. The museum is located on 300 acres with more than 2.5 miles of hiking trails. Inside the 73,000-square-foot facility, you'll find numerous permanent and temporary exhibits. There’s a 100,000-gallon aquarium with over 200 species, local fossils and artifacts, and other things that help tell of Mississippi’s natural history. A hit among visitors and locals alike, be sure to check out the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science when you rent a campervan rental near Roosevelt State Park.But if you’re traveling with children, the Mississippi Children’s Museum might be more up their alley. Igniting a thirst for learning, knowledge, and discovery, the large museum is home to several hands-on and interactive exhibits. Learn about pollinators at the Pollinator’s Playground, receive insight on various career paths at the “World at Work” exhibit, or see how the body systems work at the Healthy Fun Gallery.A place the whole family can enjoy is the Meridian Museum of Art. Added onto the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, the Meridian Museum of Art is also a Mississippi Landmark. Here, you’ll find various exhibits that feature some of Mississippi and Alabama’s finest artists. If you are an aspiring artist, people of all ages can sign up for lessons at the museum’s art school.If you’re looking for a place in the heart of the action, then the campsites at Roosevelt Campground might not be your best option. However, if you’re seeking a serene, relaxing, and peaceful camping experience, look no further. Roosevelt Campground in Roosevelt State Park offers opportunities for outdoor recreation, stunning views, and a traditional camping experience. Though this campground is a bit out the way, a short drive will lead you to the capital of Mississippi as well as some of its other vibrant cities.