Camping Along the Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway manages three campgrounds along the length of the 444 mile Parkway. Those campgrounds are Meriwether Lewis at Milepost 385.9, Jeff Busby at Milepost 193.1 and Rocky Springs at Milepost 54. The three Parkway campgrounds are free, primitive, and available on a first come, first serve basis. They do not offer electricity, showers, or dump stations. The maximum stay at our campgrounds is 14 days combined throughout the year. All camping must take place within designated campgrounds. The Natchez Trace Parkway does not allow dispersed camping. Those who are biking the Parkway may be interested in the bicycle-only campgrounds along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Note: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has banned the transport of firewood from some states to prevent the spread of highly destructive insects.


Meriwether Lewis Campground, milepost 385.9

The campground closest to Nashiville, TN
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Jeff Busby Campground, milepost 193.1

1 1/2 hours south of Tupelo, MS and 1 3/4 hours north of Jackson, MS

Rocky Springs Campground, milepost 54.8

This campground is an hour north of Natchez, MS, and an hour south of Jackson, MS
Many of the other campgrounds along the Parkway corridor offer electricity, showers, and dump stations. Check the complete updated list of all the campgrounds along the Parkway for the locations and services offered by private and public campgrounds here.

Last updated: November 12, 2021

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2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo , MS 38804


800 305-7417
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