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Adamsville, the "biggest little town in Tennessee," is within an hour’s drive of Jackson and close to the Tennessee-Mississippi state line. The Tennessee River is about three miles away, and this proximity to water characterizes Adamsville’s level to gently rolling land.

Named after George Adams, the town's first settler of European ancestry, Adamsville began as an Indian trail, and later on in the 19th century as a trading post between Native American and Anglo communities. Today, Adamsville is home to several industries and a few hours' drive away from several protected areas on the east bank of the Mississippi River. If you love wildlife and nature, this is your chance to book an RV in McNairy County and see them in all their glory.

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Embark on a Journey Filled With Bass, Bison, and Birds

In the mid-19th century, Pickwick Landing, located on a bend of the Tennessee River, served as a riverboat stop. Today, it's become a popular state park half an hour's drive away by campervan rental from Adamsville where smallmouth bass, bluegill, and crappie can be fished. Catfish and sauger fishing tournaments are also held here regularly. Other popular water activities are boating and swimming from the park's combined two-mile public beach.

The 170,000-acre Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area straddles the western Kentucky-Tennessee border. Embark on an epic hike through the NRA on its 500 miles of trails. And if you came for wildlife, you won't be disappointed. The 700-acre Elk and Bison Prairie provides native grassland habitat for these creatures to roam around. Put your RV rental from Adamsville, TN to good use and follow the 3.5-mile paved loop road to marvel at these animals from a safe distance. Time your visit in August when hummingbirds migrate, or winter months when eagles make a regular appearance.

Avid birders may also want to set their scoping sights across the state border on Bankhead National Forest. The forest holds for a bonanza of avian residents and visitors whatever the time of year. In the spring, the forest is abuzz with migrating birds while summer is a period of nesting. Cerulean warblers are abundant in the Sipsey Wilderness Trailhead while scarlet tanagers can be heard in the Northwest Road birding site within the forest.

Where to Park Your RV

You'll find parking for the campervan rental in Adamsville at Country Critters Campground and RV Park with sites ranging from full hookups to water/electricity to water only. If you like serene "farmcation"-style camping, you'll find the ducks and the horses here welcoming.

Outside of town, you can take your camper rental from Adamsville to Savannah, about 15 minutes' drive away. Of the handful campgrounds you'll encounter, about half have full hookup sites, and most have restrooms and showers. Savannah is also where you'll find the closest Walmart outside Adamsville. Roll into their parking lot for an overnight stay or two after securing permission from the store manager to park your Adamsville RV rental there for a while.

Close by, state park camping awaits at Pickwick Landing State Park. While only water and electricity sites are available here, you'll have access to restrooms and showers, and a dump station nearby.

Walk Back in Time Around McNairy County

Adamsville and the rest of western Tennessee were once under water before the Gulf of Mexico receded some 70 million years ago. Today within the ground of Coon Creek Science Center, you'll find a mother lode of crab, clam, and shark fossils and other marine vertebrates from the Upper Cretaceous period, making the area one of the most significant fossil sites in North America. Come as an organized group (with kids especially) to view the amazing artifacts on display.

For a town its size, Adamsville boasts a lively dining scene where American comfort food, Mexican cuisine, and fine Italian dining are on the menu. You'll also find a nice helping of fast food fare, BBQ/steak, and country cooking. For everything else you might need, browse the aisles of several grocery and convenience stores or even the racks of the few gas stations in town.

For a more contemporary look at the human history of McNairy County, drop by at the Historical Museum housed at the Ritz Theater Building in Selmer, the county seat. Take a peek at what early life was like in the county as you move from the School Room to the Civil War Room to the Healing Arts Room. Or get to know Adamsville's own local legend Sheriff Buford Pusser at his suburban home now converted to a museum. Still housing original furnishings and memorabilia, the museum celebrates Adamsville's native son and his famed law enforcement career featured in several movies and television shows.

A short drive south of Adamsville lies the Shiloh National Military Park where the Western Theater of the Civil War took place in 1862. The number of casualties during this series of major battles was a staggering 23,000. Covering an area measuring 4,200 acres, the park also houses the Corinth Battlefield Unit which contains more than a dozen historic sites associated with the siege, battle, and occupation of Corinth, MS.

Enjoy the best the "biggest little town in Tennessee" has to offer. Find the best RV rental in Adamsville and embark on a journey of discovery to see what awaits beyond its borders. Keep an open mind, and you’ll be delighted at what you will find.

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