Hernando DeSoto River Park

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Location: Situated right on the banks of the river just north of Lake Comorant, the 41 acre Hernando DeSoto Park, (formerly Bass Landing), is DeSoto County’s only public access to the Mississippi River.

  • Size of Park – 41 acres
  • Hours – Beginning May 1, 2014 the park will be closed from ½ hour after sunset until ½ hour before sunrise except for persons holding a valid overnight use permit. For information about applying for a permit, call the DeSoto County Greenways and Parks office at (662) 429-4414. They are open  from 8 – 5 Monday -Friday except for Holidays. You may also request a permit by completing an application online at www.DeSotogreenways.org/permit
  • Other Amenities – The  Park has picnic tables and grills near the boat ramp. An overlook is planned for construction in late 2016.
  • GIS Coordinates: 34°57’02.37″ N  90°14’35.49″ W


Future plans for the park include connecting with the Johnson Creek greenway which runs from Church Rd just south of Horn Lake, MS westward to the Great River Road Bike Trail located just east of the river park.

This park and trails system  is a collaborative effort by DeSoto County, the DeSoto County Greenways & Parks and the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee Board, and the Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks.

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