Trace State Park RV & Campground Guide


Located just a short drive from Tupelo, Trace State Park offers a peaceful and natural retreat. Campers have a variety of activities to choose from, ranging from water sports to exploring nature trails. The park is also in the historical records as it once hosted Davy Crockett, one of America's early pioneers. In addition to Tupelo, some of the nearby cities include West Point and Oxford, which both offer great things to see and do outside of the state park.

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Spring 41-65 F
Summer 73-91 F
Fall 49-75 F
Winter 34-52 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Trace State Park

Camping is one of the greatest ways of experiencing the outdoors. Using RVs is an affordable and great way to enjoy your camping adventure. You can book one through RVshare and enjoy a fantastic experience with all the comforts of home.

Tombigbee State Park Campground

Situated just six miles from Tupelo, Tombigbee State Park has great amenities and features, including picnic pavilions, a playground, and Lake Lee. Additionally, the campground is fully equipped with water and electric hookups, and some have sewer hookups, too. Campers can also wash and take a hot shower at the bathhouse.

Chewalla Lake Recreation Area and Campground

Located in northern Mississippi, Chewalla Lake Recreation Area and Campground in Holly Spring National Forest is a perfect RV destination for those visiting Trace State Park. The sight of lush hardwoods and the pine forest welcome you as you enter the campground. You can catch some fish at the Tippah River or engage in canoeing, swimming, and kayaking at one of the many lakes in the park. There is something for hiking enthusiasts, too; you'll enjoy exploring the serene pinelands while hiking the trails. Chewalla offers 32 sites equipped with fire rings and picnic tables. Some of them even have sewer and electric hookups. You can check out the basketball court and have a good time with your fellow travelers.

Blue Bluff Campsite

Blue Bluff Campsite is one of the most beautiful recreational areas along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Located a few miles from Trace State Park, this area boasts a campground that outdoor enthusiasts visit to fish, picnic, and swim. You can play on the facility's multi-use court, walk along the waterfront, or swim at the beach. If you like fishing, you can try your luck at the fishing dock and off-shore looking for sunfish, crappie, catfish, and bass. Each of the 92 sites in the campground has picnic tables, lantern posts, fire rings with grills, and electric and water hookups.

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What to Do at
Trace State Park

Inside Trace State Park

Show off your boating and fishing skills at Trace Lake or enjoy some golfing at the Pontotoc Country Club. You can also walk through the many nature trails the park has to offer. Back at the campgrounds, relax to the sight of nature while enjoying a meal along with the view of the sunset over Trace Lake. Don't forget to spend some time playing disc golf or just tossing the frisbee.

Outside Trace State Park

In addition to playing water sports, golfing, and exploring miles of nature trails in Trace State Park, you can take in all that the area around the park has to offer. From shopping centers and captivating sites to world-class restaurants, you can never run out of fun activities and attractions.


Mt. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse

Just 3.6 miles from Trace State Park, Mt. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse is the place to be for the best sushi in Tupelo. Their hibachi is great, too.

Type: Japanese

Location: 837 Kings Crossing #1, Tupelo, MS 38804

Blue Canoe

Apart from serving tantalizing meals, Blue Canoe also hosts live music shows at night and has brought on stage top names, including Alabama Shakes. For beer lovers, they have over 30 craft beers on tap.

Type: American

Location: 2006 N Gloster St, Tupelo, MS 38804

Mike's BBQ House

Just a 14-minute drive from Trace State Park, Mike's BBQ House is a must-visit restaurant during your stay in Tupelo. It's a family-owned establishment that uses family recipes to create a unique taste that will leave you craving more. Check in for some yummy Memphis pit barbecue and other Southern favorites.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 5442 Cliff Gookin Blvd, Tupelo, MS 38801


Barnes Crossing Mall

Located northeast of Tupelo, Barnes Crossing Mall is a one-stop place for all your shopping needs. It only takes 27 minutes to drive from Trace State Park to this large shopping mall. It has everything from dining venues to popular retailers and entertainment options.

Location: 1001 Barnes Crossing Rd, Tupelo, MS 38804

Downtown Shopping District

With everything from old stores that have been in business for over a century to unique state-of-the-art shops, Tupelo's downtown shopping district is a must stop while in the city. Some of the things you can find here include antiques, unique artwork, and designer clothing

Location: 108 S Broadway St, Tupelo, MS 38804

Earthbound Trading Company

The Earthbound Trading Company has been providing products at great prices since 1994. They work closely with artisans and exporters worldwide to find accessories that best suit your needs.

Location: 1001 E Barnes Crossing Rd, Tupelo, MS 8804


Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo

Get up close to buffalos and other exotic animals at the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo. Although a smaller animal park, this site has much to offer and provides a great stop while at Trace State Park. Your children will love feeding the animals and the experience that comes with horse and pony rides. Through a guided tour, you may meet zebras, yaks, giraffes, and many other animals.

Location: 2272 N Coley Rd, Tupelo, MS 38801

Ballard Park

If you're a sports enthusiast, countless ball fields for soccer, frisbee, golf, and baseball are waiting for you at Ballard Park. What's more, running along the trails is just wonderful! You can also fish at the scenic lake or walk through the park while watching birds and other wildlife. The park has pavilions where they hold dog shows and many other live events.

Location: 2629 Main St, Tupelo, MS 38801

Pontotoc Town Square Museum and Post Office

The Town Square Museum is an amazing place to visit during your stay at Trace State Park. Take your family and drive to the museum for a glimpse of past events. It features documents, historical exhibits, books, and memorabilia. The museum also hosts revolving exhibitions of artifacts and antiques that portray various people's lifestyles and traditions.

Location: 59 S Main St, Pontotoc, MS 38863

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How to Get to
Trace State Park

Located just nine miles west of downtown Tupelo, Trace State Park is easy to reach via US-278. You can take either MS-32 or US-45 when coming from the southern region and I-22 when driving from the north. The park is situated roughly two miles down Faulkner Road off of MS Hwy 6.

Entering Trace State Park

Trace State Park is open daily for camping and day-use activities.

Trace State Park Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $4.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Trace State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Trace State Park?

Spring and fall offer the most enjoyment at Trace State Park. The hiking along the park's two trails is at its most beautiful during those times, especially the 40-mile loop that takes you through the heart of the park.

What is the climate of Trace State Park?

The spring and fall are quite warm, with temperatures often reaching 90 F. The winter is pleasantly cool. Summertime is very hot, which is why spring and fall are best.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Trace State Park?

Blue herons, ducks, sheep, and black bears will all be your neighbors when you stay at Trace State Park. The hiking trails will introduce you to more birds as well.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Trace State Park?

In addition to 16 tent sites and three cabins, there are 76 RV sites at the park. They don't have water or sewer, but they do have electricity. They can accommodate RVs up to 80 feet in length.

Are pets allowed at Trace State Park?

Pets are allowed at Trace State Park. They must be leashed and must not be allowed to annoy other guests. You have to pick up after your dog or cat and keep them inside at night.