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Fishing

A fisherman in a boat along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Fishing provides an opportunity to slow down and enjoy the Parkway.

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For those visitors interested in spending more time on the Parkway, fishing is a great way to spend an afternoon. Fishing is allowed in lakes and streams along the Natchez Trace Parkway and fishing regulations vary by state. The Parkway provides access to other state and federal agencies with more fishing opportunities. A few places to try are listed below.

 

Places to fish on or near the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi (Mississippi State fishing license required-for more information on Mississippi State fishing regulations, please visit the Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks web site):

  • Natchez State Park (milepost 8.1)
  • Ross Barnett Reservoir (milepost 105.6)
  • Davis Lake (milepost 243.1)
  • Bay Springs Lake (milepost 293.4)
  • Tishomingo State Park (milepost 304.5)
  • J.P. Coleman State Park (milepost 320)

Places to fish on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Alabama (Alabama State fishing license required-for more information on Alabama State fishing regulations, please visit the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources web site):

  • Colbert Ferry (milepost 327.3) Public boat launch available. Places to fish on or near the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee (Tennessee State fishing license required-for more information on Tennessee State fishing regulations, please visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency web site):
  • Pickwick Landing State Park (milepost 320)

Did You Know?

Boatmen from the Ohio River Valley walked along the Natchez Trace.

The "Kaintucks", or boatmen from the Ohio River Valley, would walk approximately 500 miles from Natchez to Nashville along the Natchez Trace in about 30 days.