Set around a picturesque lake, Natchez State Park offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Mississippi sunshine. Whether you're relaxing on the grassy foreshore, enjoying a lakeside picnic, or casting a line for largemouth bass, you'll love the serene setting and family-friendly atmosphere. Stretch your legs on the scenic nature trail or practice your par on the nine-hole disc golf course.
Planning a road trip to the Magnolia State? Book an RV in Adams County and you can enjoy a lakeside getaway to Natchez State Park. Venture further afield and you can discover Mississippi treasures like the De Soto National Forest and Gulf Islands National Seashore. You're also within striking distance of beautiful Louisiana state parks such as Fontainebleau and Lake Bistineau.
Natchez State Park is a mecca for anglers, who flock to reel in catfish, bream, and Florida largemouth bass. Back in 1992, the park made state history, with a local fisherman hauling in an enormous 18 lb. largemouth, the largest ever caught in Mississippi. A ramp makes it easy to launch your own boat and access the best fishing spots. You can also cast a line off the wooden pier.
The day-use area is set by the lake and dotted with picnic tables and barbecue grills – perfect for enjoying lunch with a view. A children's playground and grassy foreshore make Natchez State Park a favorite with families. If you want to stretch your legs, the one-mile Natchez State Park Nature Trail winds through the forest and along the lakeshore. As you walk the trail, watch for deer grazing in the forest.
While there's no swimming allowed in the lake, you're welcome to launch a kayak or canoe and enjoy a leisurely paddle. The nine-hole disc golf course is a great addition to the park and showcases the picturesque forest setting. Natchez State Park is also a popular hunting destination, with the chance to take down does and bucks.
Camping at Natchez State Park
The Natchez State Park Campground features 50 developed sites set across two distinct zones – Campground A and Campground B. Both are a short stroll from the lake and feature spacious sites with plenty of shade and privacy. Spaces fit rigs up to 50 feet long. All sites include water and electric hookups, as well as picnic tables and grills for enjoying your meals outdoors. If you'd like a sewer hookup, snag one of the premium sites. Alternatively, take advantage of the dump station. Like most state park RV campgrounds, Natchez offers modern bathroom facilities with flush toilets and hot showers. Laundry facilities make it easy to freshen up clothes and sheets on longer road trips.
If you need extra space, there are also eight tent sites and ten lakeside vacation cabin units available to rent. Pets are welcome at Natchez State Park, so why not bring along Fido on your next motorhome camping getaway? Reservations are highly recommended, especially throughout peak season from May to August. During events like the Mardi Gras Celebration, Spring Pilgrimage, and Fall Pilgrimage, the campground fills up fast and promises an upbeat, party-centric atmosphere.
Exploring the Area
Camping in a motorhome at Natchez State Park puts you just ten miles from the oldest settlement on the Mississippi River. Wandering around the streets of downtown Natchez, you'll find elegant antebellum architecture, charismatic cafes, and lively bars. Today, many of the finest mansions are open for tours, including iconic estates such as Longwood, Melrose, and Auburn. As you tour the homes, you'll be dazzled by the grand staircases, gleaming antiques, and magnificent oak trees draped in Spanish moss.
If you want to see more of the gorgeous Mississippi landscape, hit the Natchez Trace Parkway. The corridor stretches for 44 miles and follows the Old Natchez Trace, a historic route used by Native Americans, European settlers, and American soldiers for more than 10,000 years. For a glimpse of the region's rich Native American history, don't miss Emerald Mound, an archeological site where you can discover pre-Columbian earthworks or enjoy a picnic by the creek.
For gas, groceries, and other RV camping essentials, Natchez is your best bet. If you're looking to rent a camper near Natchez State Park, consider nearby cities like Baton Rouge or Jackson. You're also a three-hour drive from New Orleans. If you have time, it's worth spending a few days getting to know The Big Easy. You'll love strolling around the French Quarter, bar hopping on Bourbon Street, admiring historic homes in the Garden District, and soaking up the legendary jazz scene.