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River View RV Park & Resort, Vidalia, Louisiana

Date of Stay: July, 2005 - $23.00
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This is a fantastic campground to stay in if you want to see the sights in Natchez, Mississippi. It is so convenient! It is located in Vidalia right at the foot of the Mississippi River Bridge which connects to downtown Natchez. You just hop on the bridge, drive about 30 seconds, and then turn left into the parking lot for the Natchez Visitors Center. You can easily access all the sites in Natchez in under 10 minutes. Regarding the campground, the sites are level and paved and the interior roads are gravel. There are large grassy areas between the sites and the Mississippi River for the kids to play on. There is an extremely nice 2 mile paved riverwalk which takes you from the campground, along the river, and under the bridge. It's great for an evening stroll, a morning jog, or for skating or riding bikes. There are not many mature trees, though. The campground was very clean, there is trash pick-up every morning, there are lots of friendly employees, and a nice pool with a large covered area. Overall, it is very picturesque, and you can tell Vidalia is proud of the campground and the Riverwalk. As far as Natchez goes, we just had a great trip with two families and kids ranging from 5 to 14. We did the guided bus tour and movie at the visitors' center. We enjoyed an afternoon snack of tamales, nachos and delicious margaritas at Fat Mama's Tamales which I think was on Canal. We toured one of the antebellum homes, Melrose, and the kids were enthralled. Our favorite memory was, by far, dinner at the King's Tavern on Jefferson St. in Natchez. The King's Tavern is supposedly the oldest building in Natchez, and, perhaps, in Mississippi. It has a reputation for being haunted and for having fantastic prime rib! If you have a large group, request the private dining room upstairs. Our waiter, Tom, entertained the kids with lots of stories about the history of the building and the city. At the end of the meal, we were able to tour the various historical features of the restaurant. The kids loved it and the food was well priced and delicious. I would have given the campground a 10 if it had cable. We camped at River View RV Park & Resort in a Motorhome.

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