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Trace State Park

2139 Faulkner Road
Belden, MS 38826
P: (662) 489-2958
trace@mdwfp.state.ms.us

Trace State Park offers a quiet, natural retreat located just minutes from the excitement of Tupelo, one of Mississippi's fastest growing cities. Trace State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities ranging from fishing and water sports to exploring miles of secluded nature trails. Trace State Park also adds to Mississippi's History as within the park was once called the home of one America's early and colorful pioneers, Davy Crockett. Crockett lived here as a horse trader with the Chickasaw Indians after his defeat for re-election to Congress in his home state of Tennessee. It was while living here he learned of his friend, Sam Houston's plight in Texas and traveled there to help and was later killed in the Battle of the Alamo.



Park Directions and Map

**ATTENTION**

Old Natchez Trace Lake (the main lake) has been drained and is closed to the public during the renovation period.  Fishing in the smaller lake near the park entrance will remain open.  Please continue to use other amenities such as, hiking, mountain bike and equestrian trails, as well as day-use areas, disc golf, and RV camping.

Day Use
A day use entry fee is charged on a per vehicle basis.

  • Entrance $4 and $.50 per person over 6 people
  • See State Park Fees for other entry fees that may apply

Things to Do
A variety of recreational activities and facilities are available at Trace State Park.  Facilities for use include two playground areas, picnic sites, a large picnic pavilion and a laundry facility.  Recreation activities include disc golf, non-motorized and motorized trails and access to a bordering 18-hole golf course.  Water activities include a 565 acre lake.

Places to Stay
Trace State Park offers 76 developed camping sites, 10 shaded tent sites, 6 primitive camping sites, 10 cabins, and 3 cottages.

Things to Know
Mississippi State Park Fees, Rules, and Regulation.
  Mississippi State Park Fees, Rules, and Regulations

Area Attractions
The following attractions are located within a short drive of Trace State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide you with directions.
Trace State Park Brochure (PDF)

Annual Events

February
Boat Show (Tupelo Furniture Market Buildings)
Spring Tupelo Furniture Market (Tupelo)

March
Tupelo Flea Market & Gun Show  (Tupelo Furniture Market Buildings)

April
Azalea Festival  (Tupelo Veterans Park)
Tupelo Flea Market & Gun Show  (Tupelo Furniture Market Buildings)
Spring Flea Market & Gun Show  (Tupelo Furniture Market Buildings)

May
Gum Tree Festival 42nd (Tupelo Downtown)
11th Annual Tupelo Film Festival  (Tupelo Downtown) 
Down From the Hills annual State of Mississippi Bluegrass Competition.  Fiddle, Dobro, Banjo, Guitar and Mandolin, youth and adult. www.mississippifiddlers.com , Union County Fairgrounds

June
Tupelo Elvis Festival  (Tupelo Downtown)
Tupelo Flea Market  (Tupelo Furniture Market Buildings)
Children's Discovery Day/ Living History and Skirmish
 (Brice's Crossroads National Battlefield)

July
Pontotoc County Fair (Pontotoc)

August
Tupelo Flea Market (Tupelo Furniture Market Buildings)
Fall Tupelo Furniture Market (Tupelo)

September
Tupelo Flea Market (Tupelo Furniture Market Buildings)
Bodock Festival (Pontotoc Downtown Square Area)
Sportsman's Bonanza  (Tupelo Furniture Market Buildings)
Heritage Pioneer Days - Living history and lots of hands on fun.  Come and experience life in the past lane with old time games, live music, basket weaving, textile arts including quilting, spinning and weaving; and lots more!

October
Tupelo Flea Market & Gun Show (Tupelo Furniture Market Buildings)

November
Tupelo Flea Market (Tupelo Furniture Market Buildings)
Tupelo Flea Market Tupelo Furniture Market Buildings)

December
Rudolph Run 10K (Pontotoc) info. (662) 488-5253
Breakfast with Santa (Pontotoc) Info. (662) 489-5042
Tupelo Flea Market & Gun Show  (Tupelo Furniture Market Buildings)

 


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