Lake Lowndes State Park,   Campground and Recreation

Lake Lowndes State Park in Columbus, Ms. is one of the most functional parks I've been to.

They offer a full recreational facility. The lake, Lake Lowndes, is 150 acres. Located on this lake is unlimited opportunities for picnicking, fishing and camping, as well as complete facilities for football, soccer, softball, tennis, basketball, volleyball, disc golf and other organized sports.

You can fish right off the bank of the river and even picnic next to the water.

There is plenty of walking area to enjoy the scenery.

You will find an Amphitheater right in the Ranger's office.

It is very educational and informative about the wildlife in the area.

water scene on lake

In the Lake Lowndes State Park area, including the camping area, you will find:

  • An Amphitheater
  • Baseball/Softball Field
  • Bath House
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Cabins
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Cultural Activities
  • Disk Golf
  • Docks, Fishing
  • Dump Station
  • Emergency Services
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Firewood Sales
  • First Aid Station
  • Fishing
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Hiking
  • Ice Sales
  • Jet Skiing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kayaking
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance
  • Meeting Hall
  • Parking
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Ranger Station
  • Recreation Facilities
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Soccer
  • Sunbathing
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Tourist Attraction
  • Trails for Bicycling, Hiking and Mountain Biking
  • Volleyball
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Skiing


  • Lake Lowndes
  • 3319 Lake Lowndes Road
  • Columbus MS 39702
  • (662)328-2110

This park is located 8 miles southeast of Columbus, Ms off Hwy 69 South.

Traveling East on Hwy 82:

take the Downtown exit and travel Hwy 182 east to Hwy 69 south( right turn). About 5 miles out you will turn left onto Lake Lowndes Road which will bring you into the park.

Traveling West on Hwy 82:

1 mile from the Alabama/Mississippi State line, take Lee Stokes Road Exit. Turn left off exit ramp onto Lee Stokes Road. At stop sign by the Shell Service Station - take a right onto Hwy 182 west and drive approximately 2 miles to New Hope Road.

At flashing light turn left and follow the signs.