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    Natchez Trace Camping

    We are going to ride the Natchez Trace in September and are looking for some decent campgrounds.We haven't been able to find a lot of good info,any ideas,comments,etc.?

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    Re: Natchez Trace Camping

    I've camped at both Jeff Busby & Meriwether Lewis Campgrounds. It was free and worked for me.
    https://www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/camping.htm
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    Re: Natchez Trace Camping

    I have ridden from Nashville. I found the north free camp ground kind
    barren, so I rode to a campground with bicycle hanging on the sign.
    Near W----knot Ten. Nice place with grass. I will look up the name.

    Look up the You Tube video I posted about old man building rock wall
    just off trail at 338? mile maker... as a tribute to his GG Grandmother
    who walked the Trail of Tears to Okla. and came back to Al. in 5 years.

    found it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVGuVnCUPgg

    Man who owned the Ten. Campground told me to see it...
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    http://www.campingroadtrip.com/outdo...-trace-parkway

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    Re: Natchez Trace Camping

    We live near the trace. Tishomingo State Park just as you enter Mississippi (from the north) is a nice inexpensive park with a lake. http://tishomingostatepark.blogspot.com/

    Tombigbee State Park is in Tupelo. It also has a lake. Very nice camping. http://www.stateparks.com/tombigbee_lee.html
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    Re: Natchez Trace Camping

    Thanks trikerdan that is what we are looking for. We are not really into the primitive campgrounds with pit toilets and no water! Just got our Minimate early June and are coming from motels if you know what I mean.

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    Re: Natchez Trace Camping

    Davis Lake Campground is a pretty nice campground. I stayed there about 5 years ago while riding the Trace. It is a National forest run campground and you can get a discount with the Card. It is only a few miles off the Trace just south of Tupelo MS Hyw 413 .
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    Re: Natchez Trace Camping

    We have stayed at the free campgrounds on the Trace and find them nice and quiet.
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    Re: Natchez Trace Camping

    Quote Originally Posted by trikerdan View Post
    We live near the trace. Tishomingo State Park just as you enter Mississippi (from the north) is a nice inexpensive park with a lake. http://tishomingostatepark.blogspot.com/

    Tombigbee State Park is in Tupelo. It also has a lake. Very nice camping. http://www.stateparks.com/tombigbee_lee.html
    Trikerdan what type temps/ weather do you usually have from mid December through January ?

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    Re: Natchez Trace Camping

    Very rarely below freezing. Average day temps in the coldest months stay around 55-60. I've lived near Tupelo 12 years and seen snow once. Mempis area sometimes gets ice, but not south of there, I go to Florida in the winter sometimes and I'm usually in good shape IF I don't let the sun go down on me. I did once and got cold. I have no heated gear. The further south the warmer. My wife and I are no longer "cold weather" riders, but still ride in the winter here.

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    Re: Natchez Trace Camping

    Thanks for the info, i'm kicking around the idea of a trip to Tupelo and then Graceland, I figured I'd get a bit cool in Memphis but wasn't sure about Tepelo.

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