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Old 05-27-2016, 11:26 AM   #1
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Natchez Trace Parkway Tennessee

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We're tentatively planning to drive the Natchez Trace Parkway from Nashville to the Tennessee/Alabama state line the second week of June. Then heading across lower part of TN back to Ohio.

We hope someone has some suggestions as to where to camp - especially along the parkway, but also across lower TN. Using a 29' TT. Full hook-up not necessary but electric would be nice.

Also, do you have any other tips or hints as to this portion of the parkway? We like history, breweries and BBQ! One of us has some limitations as to walking.

Thanks! Appreciate your suggestions and recommendations, as always.
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There are some campgrounds along the way but you will have to get off the parkway. We used RVPark Review and just online locators to find camping. spend one night a Daniel Boone State Park but not sure that is on your route.
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We too will be driving Natchez Trace, about the same time. My question is, which way is the better way, if any? North to south or south to north? We will head that way from Atlanta, GA, so we could go either way.
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I guess no one has driven the Natchez Trace. Oh well.


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I guess no one has driven the Natchez Trace. Oh well.


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Drove the parkway about 3 years ago from North to South. I can't think of any difference in which direct to drive. We were camping at Cloudland Canyon near Chattanooga so we started from the North. If I was driving in the fall I would go from South to North to see how the fall colors were changing.
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Change of plans due to 2 requests to watch grandkids. We'll be going to the Smokies for a couple of days instead of Natchez Trace.

5er_tom, please post your thoughts on the NT Pkwy after your trip. We'd still love to do it sometime.
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We drove the Natchez Trace last October south to north. Nice drive but the Blue Ridge Parkway is way more scenic.

There are a few free campground along the trace. No hookups or showers, just restrooms. Pretty campgrounds in wooded areas.


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I tried to drive the trace a few weeks ago starting near Jackson and going north. It nearly beat us to death. It was probably the worst 20 miles I've ever towed, and I live in Louisiana with terrible roads. I hope your experience is better.
About 7 years ago we towed the blue ridge from the south end to sky line drive and came down in Shenandoah VA. It was great.
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