The Magnolia State
I passed through Mississippi a few times in my years of fulltime RVing, but never really stayed long enough to write about it. But in 2013, while passing through on my way to Tennessee, I lucked into Roosevelt State Park, stayed almost a week and enjoyed every minute of it.
Then in 2014, I ended my Natchez Trace Parkway tour in Natchez. I hope to expand my coverage of this Southern Belle whenever I can. I would love to hear from those who have spent more time here in Comments below.
Me at the Visitor’s Center – May 30, 2013
My Natchez Trace Parkway trek in 2014 ended here in Natchez and my main regret is that I didn’t have much time left since I took so long on the Parkway.
Along the way, though, one of the prettiest places I’ve ever camped was at Milepost 243 at Davis Lake Campground (Tombigbee).
The RV park where I stayed at the Natchez end of the Parkway was across on the Louisiana side of the river at River View RV Park in Vidalia. The great manager there, Dorafay, recommended some of the day trips I did below and I’m sure without her, I never would have known about them.
St. Mary’s Chapel at Laurel Hill Plantation is on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s an amazing little structure and its setting among the massive mossy oak trees added even more to its appeal and peaceful vibe.
Windsor Ruins is eerily beautiful and I loved how you can walk around and among these ruins.
Links to More Mississippi Info:
Natchez Trace in Mississippi: (Maps below)
Southern Mississippi portion (Natchez to Jackson) – Mileposts 0-113
Central Mississippi portion – Mileposts 108-225
Northeast Missippi and Alabama – Mileposts 220-341