Natchez State Park
Natchez, MS 39120
Natchez State Park is located just 10 miles north historic Natchez, the oldest settlement on the Mississippi River. Prior to the Civil War, over half of the millionaires in the entire United States lived in Natchez, constructing elegant mansions unrivaled in size and elegance by any in the nation. Most of these splendid homes were spared during the Civil War, and many are now open for tours.
Natchez State Park is also famous in its own right. The largest bass in Mississippi history a largemouth weighing 18.15 pounds - was caught in Natchez lake in 1992
Directions to Park
The following attractions are located within a short drive of
Natchez State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide you
Natchez Tourism Information
Permit draw deer hunts start in October and end in January
Permit draw turkey hunts start in March and end in April
Mardi Gras, Natchez MS
Spring Pilgrimage, Natchez/Port Gibson MS
Fall Pilgrimage, Natchez MS
Great Mississippi Balloon Race, Natchez MS
Christmas in Natchez
Fifty sites are available for RV camping and feature picnic
tables, grills, plus electrical and water hook-ups. Six of the
sites also feature sewage hook-ups. A central sewage dumping
station and bathhouses with hot showers are located in the
developed camping area. Monthly camping may be
available. Please check with the park office for
A wooded area near the developed campground features eight sites
suitable for tent camping. Picnic tables and bathhouses with
showers are located near the primitive camping area.
Natchez State Park features ten lakeside, air-conditioned cabins
equipped with bed and bath linens and basic kitchen
Reservations are strongly recommended.
The Visitor's Center houses the park office. For specific
information on facilities, contact the park office (601)
A picturesque picnic area overlooking a stately southern pecan
grove is located just one-half mile from Natchez Lake. Six (6)
picnic sites feature tables and grills. A picnic pavilion on the
lake is available for a rental fee.
Playground equipment is also available at the Park
Natchez State Park has one nature trail approximately .75 miles in
length that starts in Campground B and finishes on the lake. The
park also has approximately 2.5 miles of logging roads in the
hunting area where horseback riding is allowed. Riding is not
allowed during hunts. The fee to ride is $7 per horse and a copy of
a current negative coggins test is required. All horse riders must
complete a liability release form prior to the ride.
Laundry facilities are available at Campground B bathhouse
Boat Launching / Fishing
Natchez Lake is well stocked with catfish, bream, and Florida
largemouth bass. The park became a hot spot for bass fishermen when
the Mississippi record largemouth (18.15 pounds) was caught in the
lake in 1992. A Mississippi fishing license is required for all
persons between the ages of 16 and 65. A launch is available for
persons bringing their own boats.
Natchez Lake Fishing Report
Fishing License Information
Natchez State Park offers a 2,376 ft. 9-hole disk golf course
located at the office/lake area. The course is open to the public
however the normal park entrance fee is required.
A day use entry fee is charged on a per vehicle basic.