Description

For the blue-blooded American in you, Meriwether Lewis Campground is the way to go. Located right by the namesake's memorial and gravesite, you can salute the explorer who channeled these nearby waters so many years ago. Several exhibits also add interest to the site, though we know you weren't only coming for a stellar museum visit. Hike down the Old Natchez Trace, or check out the nearby overlook. With Little Swan Creek and several other trails to tempt you, we have a feeling Meriwether Lewis would be proud.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
32 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Amenities
No picnic table

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Meriwether Lewis Campground.

Cave
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Melinda
Melinda H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 30th, 2017

This campground is a gem! The campsites are beautiful and surrounded by trees, the bathrooms were BY FAR the cleanest camp bathrooms I have ever seen, and it's totally FREE! We are looking forward to staying at the other Natchez Trace campgrounds on our way south.

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
February 16th, 2018

Absolutely beautiful and secluded. Due to being so rural, can be rough during tick season. Be sure to bring spray.

Hipcamper Sara
Sara L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 20th, 2018

Great free camping while biking the Natchez Trace!

Meriwether Lewis historyThe cabin where Meriwether Lewis diedCampsite in the trees
Hipcamper Sara + Mike
Sara + Mike (.
recommends this listing.
November 8th, 2018

Can't go wrong with a free NPS campground!

Exploring the Natchez Trace Parkway.Exploring the Natchez Trace Parkway.The Old Natchez Trace. A short portion of this can be driven.Alligator!
Hipcamper Nancy G.
recommends this listing.
November 12th, 2018
Hipcamper Lance B.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2017
Hipcamper Melinda H.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2017
Hipcamper Sara L.
recommends this listing.
March 6th, 2017
Park
Natchez Trace Parkway
State
Tennessee
Country
United States
Phone Number
662-680-4025
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
35.506° N, 87.46° W
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 32 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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