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Natchez Trace SP


24845 Natchez Trace Road
Wildersville, TN 38388
731.968.3742
No Email Address
http://www.state.tn.us/environment/parks/parks/NatchezTrace
6 Reviews
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When you first drive into the state park, you are overwhelmed by all the trees and shade and think you are in a nature wonderland. We stayed at Pin Oak Lake because our RV would not fit at any of the other sites. The sites are wonderful. They are large, level and have a lot of privacy. The staff are wonderful and very helpful. The problem is that there are no trees to speak of for shade. A previous review states that straight line winds knocked all of the trees down. Not true. We spoke to people that were there when this part of the park was built and they said they just went through and knocked all of the trees down. Unfortunately we stayed there when it was 95 degrees and after three days had to leave because we were getting sick. We might stay there again if the temperatures were in the 70's. It is a shame that this campground doesn't live up to the majority of state parks in Tennessee.

Received from Vickie for visit in Jun 2009


Site Number: 71
Stay Again? YES
We loved the campground, it is clean and they are friendly. Nice lake to fish in. There are not a ton of shaded spots. Plenty of room for big rigs. We stayed here in a travel trailer.

Received from Todd for visit in May 2007


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
Natchez Trace has 3 campgrounds -- Pin Oak, Cub, and Wrangler. Cub is older, lots of shade and a small lake. The bath house is ok. Usually pretty clean. We like to camp there because of the shade. 95% of the time we camp at Pin Oak. Not lots of shade. The campground was built several years ago after strong straight line winds came through and blew down all the trees. The lake was already there and a favorite spot for a lot of people. The sites require very little leveling. They are gravel. All sites have water, electric and sewer hook-ups. Fire rings, grills and a lantern pole. The bath houses are large, heated and VERY CLEAN. Rangers patrol a lot and the campground hosts and very visible. Many sites have a view of the lake. They also have camping cabins on the lake. You are about 15 minutes from Lexington, TN and a Super Walmart if you need supplies. A varity of campers, a few tents, lots of LARGE RV's and many travel trailers. Very family oriented. You can awaken to deer or turk in your campsite. We love it at stay as often as we can. Summer can be hot because of lack of shade, but that does not stop people from camping. It is almost always full. We are going to be camping for a week the first of November and have several weekend trips planned before that.

Received from Chris J for visit in Sep 2006


Site Number: Many
Stay Again? YES
Campground was small, not well kept. Cars were crusing at all hours of the night, with rowdy parties going on in several sites. No Ranger to be found. We had some property stolen during our stay...blah. Severe storm hit so we went up to the lodge to rent a room for the night. They had rooms, but no one to clean them, so we ended up staying in the lobby until the storm passed. After three days at this campground, I was sure I had been tranported to the Deliverance movie set.

Received from Sandy for visit in Apr 2005


Site Number: None
Stay Again? NO
46 sites, E & Water only. Restrooms and showers, dump station, public phone, boating and fishing. The campground we were in was a horse area designed for people who have horses. There was quite a bit of horse manure all around the campground. Apparently they don't have pooper-scooper rules for horses. Lovely campground. Lots of mature trees. The ranger we met was very friendly and helpful. Although the garbage was picked up daily, there was no evidence of cleanup on the sites. The restrooms and showers were fairly clean.

Received from Laura M for visit in Apr 2002


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
This was only our second or third camping trip, but it is a beautiful campground. The park has lots to offer: fishing, playgrounds, a nice lodge with restaurant, campstore, paddleboats/canoes. There are 2 or 3 campgrounds. There are some that are dry, some with W/E, some with W/E/S. The first, older and smaller cg has bathrooms that would be acceptable, but that's about it. There is a lot of shade at that campground though. Some of the sites are not terribly level, and large rigs can't get into them, although most popups shouldn't have a problem. The second campground is much larger, and where the big fivers and buses go. It is very nice, with very clean bathrooms, and even a washer/dryer (pay) at the bathhouses. The only drawback is that this cg has very few trees for shade. It is fairly new, and many of the trees were either removed or didn't exist at all. It is next to the large lake, so it is quite breezy, at least the times we have been there. There are some pretty good hills, so bike riding is good exercise to say the least. I rode my bike several times while there, though. The sites here are fairly level, with fire rings and a grill. It is a nice place to go. Summary: Pretty nice place, with good proximity to I-40 (less than 15 miles). Natchez Trace SP is pretty large, and there is a lot to offer. I think cost was $17-20 per night, which is right in line with most other state parks. We will probably return, but probably not during very hot weather because of the lack of shade.

   

Received from Larry C for visit in 2002


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES



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