Natchez Trace State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 208
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 208
With the many acres of scenic woodlands, the park includes four lakes, a swimming beach, a 47 room resort inn and restaurant complex, cabins, group lodge, camping areas, picnicking sites, playgrounds, a ball field, a regulation pistol firing range, picturesque hiking trails, a wrangler camp, 250 miles of horse riding trails, a park store, and archery range. Located at I-40, exit 116, this area is composed of a State Park, State Forest and a WMA with a total of 48,000 acres. The Tennessee Division of State Parks, Tennessee Division of Forestry and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency share administration of this area.
There's a lot to do and see at Natchez Trace State Park! Enjoy a picnic at one of our picnic areas, or reserve a picnic pavilion for your family reunion or company picnic. A newly renovated museum is located within Park Headquarters. Exhibits include local and park history as well as a nature center featuring a wildlife viewing area, interactive computer and aquarium. Natchez Trace State Park also offers a variety of natural, historic, recreational, and cultural programs. Activities to enjoy at the park include archery, basketball, horseshoes, ping-pong, firing range, softball, tennis, volleyball, board games (no electronic games), playgrounds and horseback riding.
Mountain biking is allowed on the multi-use fire trails. (There are miles of fire trails that are multi-use (bike, horse, and off road vehicle). The trails are dirt or gravel with varying terrain.)
All types of boats and water recreation vehicles are allowed at Pin Oak Lake. Natchez Trace is home to 4 lakes.
Fishing is one of the favorite activities at Natchez Trace, and anglers have four lakes from which to choose. Fifty-eight acre Cub Lake and 690-acre Pin Oak Lake are operated by the Parks Division. Ninety-acre Maple Creek Lake and 167-acre Brown's Creek Lake are operated by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Catches include bluegill, catfish, crappie, largemouth, rock and hybrid bass. A park lake use permit is required on Pin Oak Lake, and persons over 16 years of age must also possess a valid temporary or annual Tennessee fishing license. Rowboats and pedal boats are available for rent at the park dock on Cub Lake. Personally owned boats and motors are permitted on all lakes except Cub Lake.
13.5 miles of hiking trails, ranging from 1/2 mile up to 4 1/2 miles, meander through the forest and fields and along the lakeshores and streams of Natchez Park. Contact the park for more information. Overnight camping is allowed on backpacking trails only. The backpacking trail is 40 miles. A Backcountry camping permit is required.
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