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Rocky Springs, Mississippi

Natchez Trace Parkway -- Rocky Springs (NPS Campground)

Rocky Springs, Mississippi


Natchez Trace Parkway Milepost 54.8
Rocky Springs, Mississippi 38804
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Sites: 22
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 32.086283353514
Longitude: -90.798783302307

Elevation: 172' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi no
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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8 Reviews

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

The Rocky Springs campground, operated by the National Park Service, is on the Natchez Trace Parkway about halfway between Natchez & Jackson. The maintenance of the campground does not match the excellent maintenance of the Parkway itself. The campground is free, first come first served only, no reservations The internal campground road & pads at sites are badly deteriorated asphalt. There are two restroom buildings with one permanently closed. There is no attendant nor a campground host. There is no water except at the restroom sink, no dump, no electric. There are flush toilets. Neither AT&T nor Verizon cellphone service was available. At the end of April, on a weekend, the campground was no more than a third full, so it was very private. The campground is heavily wooded. There are both back-in and pull-through sites. Some pull-throughs could accommodate two big rigs plus two toads. Two pull-throughs were closed due to construction Bad weather brought down many tree limbs and trees in the general area, but the campground saw little more than some wind and rain. A Park Service ranger came by briefly on the Sunday afternoon to check that campers were ok. There were branches and trees down on the Parkway road immediately after the storm. By the next day they were all cleaned up and the road surface was swept clean. We camped at Natchez Trace Parkway -- Rocky Springs (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Natchez Trace Parkway -- Rocky Springs (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2014
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Natchez Trace Parkway -- Rocky Springs (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 442
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 90

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Natchez Trace Parkway -- Rocky Springs (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 456
States Visited: 54
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice CG and free. But beware, we came in during the annual French Canadian migration north out of their winter spots. We only got a site because someone saw our FL tags and did not want another French Canadian next to him, we pulled in as the other MH pulled out. 22 sites, but there were 36 RV's one night, most sites 2 deep, some with 3. Handicapped site taken and cones moved from empty host site so they could take it. Car parking area held 2 more, some smaller units on the side of road. Totally out of control, will be writing to the NPS about it. A no hookup in Canada cost us $27.50 and they are taking this place over, lots of them stay a couple of weeks at a time. They have some kind of schedule, as some left on morning another pulled right in. We camped at Natchez Trace Parkway -- Rocky Springs (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved this site! We arrived on a Wednesday, which is a good thing, because it was full by Friday morning. The sites are very spacious, private, and shaded- and the bathrooms are the cleanest I've ever seen, complete with running water- unexpected, considering the campsite is free! We stayed in a tent, so I don't know if there were hookups of any kind. A lot of our fellow campers had RV's and ran generators overnight, so I assume no? The campground hosts were great, very friendly and helpful. The only thing to remember is this site is secluded, you will not have cell service and the closest amenities are 30 miles away in any direction..we camped in early March, so perhaps it was too early in the season, but we could not find firewood to purchase ANYWHERE. The hosts were great though, they knew our plight and gave us firewood on the cold nights! Make sure to come prepared with enough food, firewood, etc. and you will love this site. (ps-had to enter $1 for the fee because $0 is not allowed..this campsite is FREE!) We camped at Natchez Trace Parkway -- Rocky Springs (NPS Campground) in a Tent.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground is crazy busy Oct 15 - Nov 20 and Mar 15 - Apr 20 when northern "snowbirds" (both Canadian and American) are on migration. When hosts are onsite (Oct 15 - Mar 25), the 10-14 day limit is enforced, but double/triple parking is allowed. Early arrival is encouraged, especially by tent campers. Late November, through early March can be idyllic, if weather cooperates. Lots of birds, small critters, and hiking/bicycling opportunities. We camped at Natchez Trace Parkway -- Rocky Springs (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2008 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, well maintained campground run by National Park Service. All paved and semi-level sites. Bathrooms, but no hook-ups, showers, or amenities -- just nice dry camping. On the Natchez Trace Parkway about 25 miles south of Jackson and 30 miles north of Natchez, MS. Best of all -- it is pristine and FREE! I only entered $1 above because the website won't let you enter zero. We probably would not have brought our 43' motorcoach here (although there were some nice long pull-throughs), just because of the twists and turns, and because we couldn't explore the trace as well in a larger coach; but in our truck camper, it was just perfect. We camped at Natchez Trace Parkway -- Rocky Springs (NPS Campground) in a Truck Camper.

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