Whitten Park Corps of Engineers

Location: Fulton, Mississippi

Webpage: Corps of Engineers

General Description: Whitten Park is located on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway near Fulton, Mississippi attracts thousands of outdoor enthusiasts every year for hiking, camping, fishing, boating and swimming in the Waterway.  The waterway is a man-made canal that extends 234 miles from the Tennessee River to the Tombigbee River with multiple dams and lakes along the route.  Whitten Park, also known as Fulton Campground, consists of 60 sites with water and electric hookups for RVs of all sizes.  Amenities include boat access to the Waterway, restrooms/showers with laundry facilities, and hiking trails.  All sites include picnic tables, fire rings, barbecue stands.  There is also the Jamie L Whitten Historical Center operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers that provides exhibits about the Waterway, the Corps, and other partners including TVA, US Forest Service, NRCS, and others.

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Impressions:

1) Whitten Park is a nice campground, organized into three loops, each with a restroom/shower facility.  All of the sites are back-in but there is ample shade and a lot of room between sites.  Our site was right across a small ravine to the Historical Center and we had a view of the waterway where we could watch the barges.

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2) The bathroom facilities were cleaned everyday, which was a bit excessive since we were about the only campers in our loop all week, but was much appreciated.  The staff were friendly and helpful, locating the closest place to get our propane tank filled in Fulton.

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