Bob M. Dearing Natchez State Park
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 442-2658
ALERT: All cabins will be unavailable for reservations for 2023 as we begin the renovation process. Thank you for your patience while we upgrade these facilities.
Bob M. Dearing 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. Bob M. Dearing 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
A day use entry fee is charged for all day use visitors.
- Entrance fee $2.00 per person, 5 years of age and under - free
Stay the Night
50 Developed Camping sites, 8 Tent Camping sites, 10 Lakeside Vacation Cabin units, and a Laundry Facility located in the Campground B bathhouse.
Things to Do
Disc Golf, Picnic Area/Shelter, Playground, Nature Trail, Freshwater Fishing, and a Boat Launch.
Things to Know
Mississippi State Park Fees, Rules, and Regulations
The following attractions are located within a short drive of Natchez State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide you with directions.
- Antebellum Homes (Natchez)
- Natchez Tourism
- Grand Village of the Natchez Indians (Natchez)
- Emerald Mound (Natchez)
- Old South Winery (Natchez)
- Historic Jefferson College (Washington)
- Golf Courses
- Natchez Trace Parkway
- Sandy Creek Wildlife Management Area
- Caston Creek Wildlife Management Area
- Homochitto National Forest
- Mississippi River
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
The Visitor's Center houses the park office. For specific information on facilities, contact the park office (601) 442-2658