Florewood River Plantation State Park encompasses a total area of 104 acres of land that is located two miles west of Greenwood off US 82. This Mississippi State park was established in 1973 and is managed by Leflore County. The land where the park sits was transferred to the state of Mississippi by the Moor family for use as a living historical plantation.
In 2005, the Mississippi authorized the sale of the park along with four other state parks. On July 23, 2005, some areas of the park with picnic tables and picnic pavilions were left open for day use. The rest of the park was leased to Leflore County in 2007. Since 2016, the park has been closed and is described as being ‘temporarily closed due to renovation’ by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.
The main lure to this park is the full-scale replica of a mid-19th century working cotton plantation. This replica plantation mimics everyday life as it was in the Old South and thus offers a contextual understanding of the agricultural system in that day and age. The park is a great place to enjoy time with family and friends without leaving your pooch out of the fun.
Like other Mississippi State park’s pets are allowed as long as the rules are strictly followed. Some of the critical rules regarding dogs and dog owners are as follows. First, dog owners should be aware of the areas of the Florewood River Plantation State Park that are out-of-bounds to dogs and other pets for that matter.
Such areas include the buildings at the Florewood River Plantation State Park. Secondly, in areas of the park that dogs are allowed into, the dog owner should ensure that the dog is on a leash that is six feet long (at most). If the dog is not leashed, then the tail-wagger should be kept in a secure enclosure.