Natchez State Park, Mississippi

We can’t believe we are already in Mississippi. Settling in for a couple of days before we start up the Natchez Trace Parkway.


Natchez State Park: Site #37, this site has water & electric hookups, dump station available, 50 sites, 284 foot elevation. May 5th - 8th.

Overall Experience: smile

Melrose House and grounds

Pics in collage: Isle of Capri Riverboat Casino, Lucky 13 House, Beginning of Natchez Trace, historic cemetery (unknown soldier's graves of CSA), Mississippi River

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
Camp Restaurant Their web site states: "Cold Beer. Good Food." Both true. And also some very friendly folks.

Nestled along the banks of Natchez Lake, Natchez State Park is a peaceful and scenic retreat for RV travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. It's located just 30 minutes from the historic city of Natchez, Mississippi, making it a convenient base for exploring the area.

RV Camping at Natchez State Park

The campground at Natchez State Park has over 100 campsites, including both primitive and developed options. Some sites have full hookups available. Here's what reviewers love about the campground:

  • Well-maintained, level concrete sites
  • Spacious and private
  • Beautiful views of Natchez Lake from many sites

Activities at Natchez State Park

There's plenty to do at Natchez State Park beyond camping. Here are some highlights:

  • Boating and fishing: Natchez Lake is perfect for water activities like boating and fishing.
  • Hiking: Explore the park's nature trails on foot.
  • Horseback riding: Equestrians can enjoy riding along the designated roadways.
  • Picnicking: There's a designated picnic area for those who prefer a leisurely outdoor meal.
  • Cabins: If you're not an RV camper, you can opt to stay in one of the park's cozy cabins.
  • Visitor center: Visit the visitor center to learn more about the park's natural features through educational exhibits.

Exploring Historic Natchez

Just a short drive from the park is the city of Natchez, which has a rich history and plenty of attractions to explore:

  • Antebellum architecture: Marvel at the well-preserved antebellum homes that dot the cityscape.
  • Museums: Dive deeper into the region's past by visiting museums that showcase its history.
  • Landmarks: Discover significant landmarks that tell stories of the past.
  • Downtown: Experience the vibrant arts and cultural scene in downtown Natchez, where you'll find galleries, boutiques, and restaurants serving up delicious Southern cuisine.

Nearby Outdoor Adventures

If you're an outdoor enthusiast looking for more adventure, the nearby Natchez Trace Parkway is worth exploring. This 444-mile scenic byway offers opportunities for hiking, biking, and camping against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty.

Whether you're seeking a peaceful RV getaway or a deeper exploration of the region's history and culture, Natchez State Park and the surrounding area offer a truly unique and rewarding experience. With its beautiful natural setting, abundant recreational activities, and proximity to the historic city of Natchez, this state park is a must-visit destination for any traveler to Mississippi.

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