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Old 07-10-2016, 03:46 PM   #1
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We are planning on heading up the Natchez Trace Parkway from Vicksburg to Tupelo. Would appreciate recommendations for CGs around the Vicksburg area and along the Trace. Thanks


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We are planning on heading up the Natchez Trace Parkway from Vicksburg to Tupelo. Would appreciate recommendations for CGs around the Vicksburg area and along the Trace. Thanks


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Vicksburg is probably a good 20 miles or so from the Trace. If you head due east of Vicksburg, you can get on the Trace at Clinton, MS....which I take it several times when I have to go north of Jackson and just want to avoid the traffic.

Vicksburg itself does have a few campgrounds, but none that are spectacular (most are out in the open). There are better ones off the Trace, north of Jackson, near the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

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We stayed at the Ameristar cg across street from casino, easy on easy off highway. Very reasonably priced, stayed there twice and would stay again.
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There are free campgrounds on the trace. No hookups but does have restrooms. We liked them.


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Thanks for the responses which have given us some ideas. We will be heading east from D/FW and as we want to visit the National Battle field in Vicksburg, we thought a CG in that area would be a good first stop


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Thanks for the responses which have given us some ideas. We will be heading east from D/FW and as we want to visit the National Battle field in Vicksburg, we thought a CG in that area would be a good first stop


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What kind of RV are you going to be in, Class A, Class C, TT ?

The reason I ask, is that you stated you are going to the Military Park. There is a part of the park many people do not realize, that is on the Louisiana side of the MS River (at Delta, LA). It concerns Grant's Canal. and the attempt they made to bypass Vicksburg by building a canal out of the reach of the guns, and the fleet could sail thru. It's pretty neat to stop and read all the monuments/plaques concerning this as well as see what's left of the original attempt.

https://www.nps.gov/vick/learn/histo...ants-canal.htm

I really like the military park at Vicksburg, and make sure to go visit the Old Courthouse in Vicksburg as you will learn it's significance. The Coca Cola Museum is not too far from the courthouse if you like the history of it, as well as learning where it was first bottled.

http://oldcourthouse.org/

http://www.biedenharncoca-colamuseum.com/staff.htm

Although you can pay your respects to the Union soldiers who perished during the siege, at the cemetery in the park, the Confederate soldiers are buried in the City's Cedar Hill Cemetery. I recommend paying your respects to them also, and you may also see Douglas' grave there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_the_camel

There is a local haunted ghost tour company that has a special arrangement with the park, as once a month they allow this ghost tour into the park after dark. It's pretty neat to learn some more history as well as eerie in the park after dark. We did it and had a good time.
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