Natchez State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 50
About: Natchez State Park is located just 10 miles north of historic Natchez, the oldest settlement on the Mississippi River. Prior to the Civil War, over half of the millionaires in the entire United States lived in Natchez, constructing elegant mansions unrivaled in size and elegance by any in the nation. Most of these splendid homes were spared during the Civil War, and many are now open for tours.
Natchez State Park is also famous in its own right. The largest bass in Mississippi history - a largemouth weighing 18.15 pounds - was caught in Natchez Lake in 1992.
The 50 sites available for RV camping feature picnic tables, grills, and electrical and water hook-ups. Six of the sites also feature sewage hook-ups. A central sewage dumping station and bathhouses with hot showers are located in the developed camping area. A wooded area near the developed campground features eight sites suitable for tent camping. Picnic tables and bathhouses with showers are located near the primitive camping area.
Natchez State Park offers Kanahal Archery Club. The mission of the club is to introduce as many people to the sport of archery as possible and is a pround supporter of the NASP program The club is open from Feb.1 - Sep. 30 with the exception of the scheduled youth turkey hunt dates.
Natchez Lake is well stocked with catfish, bream, and Florida largemouth bass. The park became a hot spot for bass fishermen when the Mississippi record largemouth (18.15 pounds) was caught in the lake in 1992. A Mississippi fishing license is required for all persons between the ages of 16 and 65. A launch is available for persons bringing their own boats.
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