Tupelo MS – Trace state Park

Trace State Park – what a beautiful setting on a lake with full hook ups.  We were only going to spent a few nights here but stayed a week.  We did take a 40 mile trek into Oxford, MS to get Bailey groomed at a petsmart. Oxford is home to Ole Miss college and they have a very cool downtown Square with shops and bars but traffic was horrible due to a football game so we didn’t stay any longer than her grooming appt.

From Trace State Park we spent some time at the following stops on the Trace:

Confederate Grave sitesconfederate graves

20 mile bottom overlook20 mile overlook 2 20 mile overlook 1Looking down onto old trace sunken path

Hiking at Chickasaw Villagechickasaw hike 1

Of course Tupelo is Elvis’s birthplace so we had to stopElvis birthplace

And a few pic’s of Trace State Park in Tupelo:trace state park 2trace state park 1trace state park

After a week in Tupelo we headed to Brandon, MS outside of Jackson, MS.  After 350 miles of “wooded” Natchez Trace it breaks out of the woods along Ross Barnett Reservoir. jackson msjackson ms 2

We stopped at the Reservoir overlook:overlook

We stayed 3 nights at Timberlake State Park but my favorite part of our Jackson, MS stopover was Cypress Swampcypress swamp 5cypress swamp 4cypress swamp 6

Now on to Natchez State Park and the final 110 miles of this beautiful Parkway….

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