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Parks and Recreation

Recreational options and a boatload of fun abound in Columbus, MS! Sunny in weather as well as disposition, our community allows you and your family to bask in a year-round temperate climate and jump into non-stop recreational delight. Discover our regional options for recreation below: 

Click below to view the Columbus City and Lowndes County Recreation Authority websites to see full details of each park and the features offered by each. 

City of Columbus Parks and Recreation   |    Lowndes County Parks and Recreation

Below are a few highlighted park and recreational activities that help make Columbus such a wonderful, fun place for all:

Lake Lowndes State Park

Lake Lowndes State Park offers complete recreational facilities for individuals, families, and groups. Included are award-winning hiking trails, such as the Opossum Trail–a 5.6-mile trail with a self-guided tour outlining native plants, trees, and wildlife in the park. Located on a beautiful 150-acre lake, the park provides limitless opportunities for fishing and camping. Cabins available for rent, as well as facilities for football, tennis, softball, and other organized sports.  Lake Lowndes State Park sign

Located at: 3319 Lake Lowndes Road Columbus, MS 

Contact: (662) 328-2110
Click here to learn more about Lake Lowndes

Dewayne Hayes Recreation Area and Campground

Located immediately next to Columbus Lake on the Tenn-Tom Waterway, the Dewayne Hayes Recreation Area has 100 sites with electric and water hookups and 10 primitive sites. The campground provides convenient access to the waterway and there is ample opportunity for fishing, boating, or just spending the day hiking and sightseeing along the banks of the river. Kids will love the day-use Spray Park.

More information on Dewanye Hayes Recreation Area and Campground

Plymouth Bluff Environmental Center

Located in a secluded area high above the old Tombigbee River Channel near Columbus, Mississippi, the Plymouth Bluff Center is a 190-acre educational and recreational facility. 

The Plymouth Bluff Center offers facilities and an atmosphere that lends itself beautifully for training, education, and recreation for a variety of groups including professional associations, businesses, educational institutions, city and county governments, churches, as well as for individuals and their families and friends.

The center is equipped to support such activities as:

  • Retreats, planning sessions, and workshops
  • Training, educational programs and professional development opportunities
  • Conferences
  • Formal and informal gatherings such as weddings & family reunions
  • Environmental and natural science studies

Located at: 2200 Old West Point Road Columbus, MS 39701

Contact:  (662) 241-6214

Plymouth Bluff Website


The Riverwalk
The Columbus Riverwalk is a 4.2 mile trail that travels partly along the Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway with beautiful Mississippi natural scenery. 
Riverwalk sign  people biking under bridge on path
Click here to read more about the Columbus Riverwalk

Propst Park
Propst Park in the city of Columbus MS has a wide range of activities for you and your children—even your furry ones!—to participate in. Below are some features:

  • Baseball and Softball Fields
  • Water Spray Park
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Tennis Courts
  • Bark Park (for small and large dogs)
  • Skateboard Park
  • Playground Area
  • Picnic Tables and Grills

Soccer Complex



Other parks in the Golden Triangle:
Starkville Parks and Recreation
West Point Recreation Department