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Tupelo National Battlefield offers a unique chance to retrace the footsteps of American Civil War troops. As you explore the historic battlefield, you'll be transported back to July 1864, when Union forces marched into Tupelo to confront Confederate soldiers. The conflict became known as the Battle of Harrisburg and saw more than 20,000 soldiers go head to head. While neither emerged victorious and more than 2,000 lives were lost, the Federals were successful in protecting Union railroads from the Confederates. Today, the battle is honored with a one-acre memorial site in the heart of Downtown Tupelo.

Beyond Civil War history, RV camping near Tupelo National Battlefield is a fantastic opportunity to get to know this corner of the Mississippi. Visit the birthplace of Elvis Presley, get up close with a herd of bison, and cruise along the famous Natchez Trace Parkway. Planning a getaway to the American South? Book an RV in Lee County and you can tour Tupelo, then venture onwards to Mississippi gems like Vicksburg National Military Park and Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Getting Outdoors

Tupelo National Battlefield is perched on Highway 6, also known as Main Street. Wandering around the historic site, you'll learn about the lives that were lost during the clash, as well as the impact the battle had on the American Civil War. The site is dotted with antique cannons that bring the battlefield to life.

You can also pay your respects at a stone memorial dedicated to the memories of the Union and Confederate soldiers who fell during the battle. Want to know more? Stop by the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center before you visit the battlefield to pick up an informational brochure and learn more about the battle.

More than just a historic site, Tupelo National Battlefield is a fantastic stop for families. Kids love collecting educational trading cards distributed by the National Park Service. There are more than 500 to collect and are a great way to teach your little ones about the American Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. Tupelo National Battlefield is also a key stop on the Natchez Trace Parkway Junior Ranger program.

Camping near Tupelo National Battlefield

Book an RV campground near Tupelo National Battlefield and you'll have plenty of time to explore the historic site at your own pace. A six-mile drive southeast of Tupelo, Tombigbee State Park features a small wooded campground with 20 RV-friendly sites equipped with water and electricity hookups. There are modern restrooms with showers and toilets, as well as a dump station for RVs with services onboard. All sites feature picnic tables, grills, and fire rings for enjoying your meals outdoors. Tombigbee State Park welcomes dogs, so why not rent a pet-friendly camper and bring along Fido on your next road trip? The largest sites can accommodate motorhome rentals of up to 54 feet long. The no generator policy at Tombigbee State Park promises peace and quiet around the clock.

A 20-minute drive west, Trace State Park offers 80 RV-friendly campsites set around a picturesque lake. Facilities like a disc golf course and flat hiking trails make Trace State Park a favorite with families. For more options, consider one of the private RV campgrounds strung along the Natchez Trace Parkway, which stretches for 44 miles from Nashville to Natchez.

Exploring the Area

No RV camping trip to Tupelo would be complete without diving into the city's musical legacy. A short drive out of town, Elvis Presley Birthplace features a historic museum housed in the modest cabin where the King was born on January 8, 1935. It's a stellar stop on the Mississippi Blues Trail, along with other attractions like the Gateway Blues Museum in Tunica. As you cruise along the trail, be sure to play a soundtrack of Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and, of course, Elvis Presley.

One of the best ways to explore the American South in a camper rental is on the Natchez Trace Parkway, which stretches for 444 miles through Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama. The scenic drive follows a historic travel corridor known as the Old Natchez Trace and takes you past scenic lookouts, nature trails, and historic sites. Walk in the footsteps of thousands of weary travelers on the Sunken Trace Trail, tour a former working plantation and popular guesthouse at the Historic Mount Locust Inn, and climb Jeff Busby Little Mountain for sweeping views over the hills of Mississippi. At milepost 320, Buzzard Roost Spring is a great place to enjoy a picnic while admiring the crystalline water. When you rent a motorhome near Tupelo National Battlefield, you'll find no shortage of opportunities to explore the Magnolia State.

RV Rentals in Tupelo National Battlefield, MS

Tupelo National Battlefield, MS is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Tupelo National Battlefield. Outdoorsy's Tupelo National Battlefield RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Tupelo National Battlefield, MS


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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail: Blackland Prairie Section Tupelo, MS
Nester Trail Trace State Park, MS
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail Okolona, MS
Ingomar Mounds Trail New Albany, MS
Tanglefoot Trail New Albany, MS
Tallahatchie Trails New Albany, MS
Witch Dance Horse Trail Houston, MS
North Cypress Non-Motorized Trail Oxford, MS
Puskus Lake Recreation Area Trail Oxford, MS
Saddleback Ridge and Flatrock Trail Tishomingo State Park, MS

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Elvis Presley Lake Campground Lee County, MS
Tombigbee Campground Lee County, MS
Camper City Campground Lee County, MS
Campground at Barnes Crossing Lee County, MS
J P Coleman Campground Tishomingo County, MS
Goat Island Campground Tishomingo County, MS
Starkville KOA Oktibbeha County, MS
Cherokee Landing Campground Hardeman County, TN
Lake Lowndes Campground Lowndes County, MS
John W Kyle Campground Panola County, MS

Popular Nearby Parks

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Campground At Barnes Crossing

Stopped over one night on our trip out to the Ozarks. Really cool campground, lots of trees, nice and clean. Close in to town, but still very quiet.

Dog-friendly Glamping Quiet Wi-Fi Hookups Onsite Laundry
Jun 3, 2017