Location: Natchez, Mississippi
Webpage: Mississippi State Park
General Description: Located just 10 miles north of Natchez, Natchez State Park, is conveniently located for exploring the Natchez Trace Parkway or the many historical features of Natchez. Prior to the Civil War, half of the millionaires in the United States lived in Natchez, constructing elegant mansions, many of which are still open to tourists or as Bed and Breakfast establishments. The State Park also has a lot to offer from fishing for bass in Natchez Lake to hiking and boating. There is also developed campgrounds in the park which offer from full hookups for RVs to primitive camping for tents. Of the 50 RV sites, 6 have sewer hookups, the rest with water and electrical hookups. Amenities include bathrooms/shower facilities and a central dump station.
1) Natchez State Park is certainly located close to the Natchez Trace and the city of Natchez with all they have to offer. However, the state park leaves a lot to be desired. The RV campsites are small and difficult to get into, especially for large rigs. Each site does have a fire ring and table, however, there is little room for anything else. The park is obviously old and needs work. All the roads are rough, even the county road coming into the park. Although we had one of the few full hookup sites, the sewer connection was all the way to the back of the site, which meant we had to back up the RV sticking the back end into the road behind us just to hook the sewer up to dump it before we left.
2) The bathrooms are old and in need of upgrading, however, they were kept clean. I cannot comment on the employees since we never saw anyone. The office is not located at the campground, but at the lake and we were reluctant to pull the RV down to it since we may not get turned around. However, there was a reserved sign with our name on it pinned at the site when we arrived.