6 Parks near Port Gibson, Mississippi
Sep 2016 - $23.00
If you need tv (unless you have satellite), wifi (unless you have a personal hotspot), and phone service (unless you're willing to travel 5 miles into town), this is not the place for you. But if you enjoy peace and quiet in a beautiful setting, you'll like this campground. There's an upper and a lower campground. You have to go up a steep hill to get to the upper campground so we stayed in the lower one, and we're glad we did. The upper campground is where the tent sites are located, and they're put to good use by scout troops and school groups on the weekend. The road into the campground is narrow, but the campground was practically empty while we were there so it wasn't an issue. The campground is a perfect place to relax, the people are nice, and the museum and battlefield are free for campers. You can wash your RV for $5 and your car for $2. The laundry has two washers ($1) and two dryers ($0.75). There's a shower/restroom at the upper campground. The shower/restroom/laundry for the lower campground is at the top of a hill, but there are stairs to get to it or you can drive up to it. Since we would rather use the shower and bathroom in our RV anyway, this wasn't a concern for us. - mrpeepers
Jun 2016 - $18.00
Interesting Civil War era attributes which included a museum, buildings and signage. The host worked in the museum, but also was available to help with obtaining camping sites. We stayed on the "upper level' camp ground which tended to have smaller vehicles, trailers and some tenters. Note that you do not get the same senior or military discounts here as in other Mississippi State Parks. This is a private camp associated with the Mississippi State Parks. - Norton Wine Traveler
Mar 2016 - $20.00
We stayed 3 days here while visiting the Vicksburg Battlefield sites. We initially planned only 2 days, but this campground is itself part of a military site, and has much to explore. The museum is filled with story and impressive artifacts. The surrounding historic village and cemetery are very impressive. All of this is situated in a well-maintained area nestled in a hardwood forest across the road from the Mississippi. This is the site of a once-vibrant community that was pretty much wiped out by antebellum tragedies including a yellow fever epidemic, a tornado, and a change of the course of the Mississippi River. Shortly after, it was the site where the Confederates repulsed Grant's attempt to cross the river on his way to Vicksburg.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Campsites are level on concrete pads. Quite closely spaced. During our stay, almost all of the sites were taken up by workers from the refueling project at the nearby nuclear power plant, but the managers made sure we had a comfy site. I'd call ahead before arriving to make sure a site is available. Utilities all well maintained, and we were near the clean and well-maintained laundry and showers. Wifi reception was fair at the lower campground; reportedly better at upper campground.
Great hiking opportunities directly accessible from campground.
All in all, a rustic, remote-feeling campground, which we enjoyed. - Tim B.
Nov 2015 - $21.00
Agree with some of previous reviews. Back sites are a little more spacious than the ones by the water. Fair amount of sites are fairly level, but there is a fair amount that slope either backwards or foward, not excessive but enough that blocks would be needed for a motorhome. Park is clean and quiet, only two of us here during the week. Free WIFI works pretty good, thanks LA. Some trees could be trimmed higher for the large RVs. Roads are all paved but are narrow and we did get through ok with 43 ft motorhome, one tight turn needed to back up. Sites all paved. Didn't use bathhouse. We wouldn't stay here if it was close to full, just to close to neighbors for us. Water pressure good, electric good. Site 45 in the open with grass Satellite reception no problem. - FTatcret2013
Dec 2014 - $9.00
The site was very level with lots of shade. Some sites were fairly close together and lacked privacy. The park is very small and has few added attractions other than fishing. The camp host was friendly and working hard to make sure the park was clean and well maintained. The park ranger drove through frequently. - winnie1
Jul 2014 - $11.00
Rate reflects senior LA resident discount. Been a couple of years since we stayed here and only change appears to be loss of staffing. Very small park. Park stayed fairly quiet even during the weekend. The spaces nearest to the water are very close together. The spaces farther away are much better spaced out and you feel you can stretch without touching your neighbor. We never saw a ranger and only saw maintenance personnel out in the park. The parish sheriff drove thru a couple of times during our week there. Office staff is very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were clean as was the laundry room, but one of the two washers was out of order. There are a couple of fishing piers and a boat launch. Bring what you need with you, nearest WalMart is 40 miles. Natchez MS is a nice day trip from here as is Vicksburg MS. There is a small grocery store in St Joseph, has all the basics. On the weekend, the day use, splash park, and picnic areas are heavily used by the local residents. We would stay here again if in the area. - Fixn2gocamp
Natchez Trace Parkway Milepost 54.8 Rocky Springs, Mississippi 38804 (map) | (800) 305-7417
Sites: 22 | Latest Rate: $1.00 | 7 Reviews
May 2015 - $1.00
Rocky Springs is a smaller NPS park directly on the Natchez Trace Parkway. We camped in the unused Host Site, but there were about 5 or 6 sites that could have accommodated our 39' RV. Many other sites for smaller campers or motor homes. The initial entry sites are the most level. If you see one you like in the first 10 or so, grab it. The rest are up on the hill, not as level. There was lots of room to maneuver our RV through the campground. The restrooms were clean, as were the sites, even though no host was present. No AT&T or Verizon coverage. Most sites are wooded and only a few had a satellite view. Best of all, its free. What's not to like! We would definitely stay here again. - CharlieS
May 2014 - $0.00
This is a nice FREE National Park campground right along the Natchez Trace Parkway. No hookups, no water fill or dump station available so arrive prepared. Sites were mostly wooded and paved although many were in need of repair. Picnic tables and fire rings at each site. Great place to spend a night or 2 along the Trace. Very few sites were occupied when we visited in early May. No Verizon cellular voice or data service. - AirstreamSJ
Apr 2011 - $1.00
Sites not numbered. Free – This campground is in the recreational area of the Rocky Springs Site. No electricity or water but water at the bathrooms. This campground needs some work. Sites need to be leveled and repaved. We had driven down here on the Trace to avoid some violent storms that were going through Jackson for two days and it was a good stop. There were four other campers in the park for the first night and only us for the second. Another camper had told us three weeks earlier the snowbirds heading home on the Trace squeezed 43 RV’s in 19 sites. The Rocky Springs Site and trail in the park is fascinating with the old church, dried out springs and markers for the whole town in the woods. This park is also near Port Gibson which was not burned by Grant because it was too beautiful on his march through MS. The Windsor ruins are worth the drive to go see. If we traveled the Trace again we would stay here for a one night stay. It was very peaceful! Just a note about three hours after we left this campground a tornado was seen heading for it right up the Trace. - gsnakehill
Feb 2017 - $24.00
Very spacious, grassy lots with picnic tables. The picnic tables are old and mildewed-they could use a heavy coat of paint. The sites are gravel, but are surrounded by grass, which our dogs loved. We really liked the wide space between the sites. We were NOT packed in tight like sardines, as so many other parks do. There is no cable, so we were only able to watch 5 or 6 local channels. There was a small airport nearby, so when we had the windows open it was very loud. It actually sounded like they might be practicing for an air show or something. We LOVE the way their camp brochures state AMERICAN OWNED/AMERICAN OPERATED. - Bonnie A
Jan 2017 - $24.00
I think that was the rate we paid with Good Sam. Just overnight. Did not observe much. Clean, quiet, level. - horseylady
Dec 2016 - $25.00
If you like crushed rock to camp on, you'll probably like it here - there's no concrete in sight. As previously mentioned, sites slope slightly; our levelling jacks handled it satisfactorily. Also as noted earlier, the entry is a steep slope. We just had a new windshield installed in our 43' motorhome, and this slope caused me serious concerns about frame twisting, especially if we had exited via the intended point which requires a sharp turn and simultaneous downward travel, and invitation to frame twisting on long RVs. Once is enough for us at this park. - racklefratz
Mar 2005 - $15.00
A Passport America campground. We were drawn by the price and being on our way. Rather far off the highway and actually pretty primative. An ideal campground for those with horses wishing to ride the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail. They have a barn and outdoor stalls for horses as well as a pasture area. - Paullynn
Oct 2016 - $17.00
The lots are gravel, some grass In between the lots & some shade is available. Big fenced in area for a dog run, also nice level ground to walk your pets around the campgrounds. I travel for work, it seems I'm always "taking a shot in the dark" when it comes to picking a park to set up for temp home. "Lady Luck" shined on me when I found this park back in 2008. Every time I come to Vicksburg, I know I have a great place to stay. This is my 3rd time here, and when I have to come back, this is where I'll end up. - sparksarehers
Oct 2016 - $25.00
Awkward zig-zag entry - as soon as you go thru the entry you have to make an immediate left, so if there are any vehicles at the office, you'll just have to block them in. One-way paved road with gravel sites. OK utilites, weak wifi. Lots of sketchy permanents and unused rigs. When the park flyer reminds all that we're law-abiding citizens and no illegal activities are allowed.....Hmmmm. We'd stay elsewhere next time. - The Hilts
Sep 2016 - $25.00
This is no resort. However it is a an okay RV park.
Park owner?/manager was very accommodating and made himself very accessible. To get my Escapees discount the payment for my one night stay was cash only.
All sites are packed gravel with a thin strip of grass between you and your neighbor. Your "patio' is your neighbors utility connections. Power was solid with no voltage dips despite the campground being packed full and temperatures above 90 degrees with A/Cs running full blast. Water pressure okay and sewer connection was in good shape. Wifi was good until late evening when everybody was online, their system just couldn't handle all the traffic and connections were dropped and not able to be reaquired. Verizon signal was good for jetpack and voice calls.
My site was a very convenient pull through, fairly level with no tree obstructions for satellite. However it was not big enough to hold both my 5th wheel and truck when disconnected. I asked, and got permission, to park my truck perpendicular across the driveway in order not to hang out into the very narrow road in front of me.
If a campground in the Vicksburg area was my destination I would probably pick one of the nearby state parks or COE facilities for a multi-night stay or camping experience. But if passing through as I am, this RV park works. - jperry29