Natchez Trace Pkwy/Rocky Springs Port Gibson, MS 39150 (800) 305-7417. He had a part in establishing the Natchez Trace Parkway. The population of the town proper included three merchants, four physicians, four teachers, three clergy and 13 artisans; while the surrounding farming community included 54 planters, 28 overseers and over 2,000 slaves who nurtured the crop that made the town possible - cotton. After a bit I started up the Natchez Trace towards my chosen campground of Rocky Springs just off the trace at MP 54.8. However, with some insect repellent, we didn't have much of a problem with bites. I only hoped it wouldn't be full. I agree with all the previous reviews here and am sad to say the the bathroom situation is still the same, if not worse, as reported nearly a year ago. One bathhouse boarded up. It was a nice wooded area, that we would return to. New paved roads and pads. No cell service bad restrooms but area was quiet in March 29, 2019. The campground itself is beautiful, although rather neglected. The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment. Hiking options include: a hike-able section of the Old Natchez Trace, self-guiding walking trails through the old town site and the spring and access to the 7 mile-long Rocky Springs Trail (a segment of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail) - you can hike south about three miles to the Owens Creek Waterfall site (the four mile section of the Rocky Springs trail from the campground north to its northern terminus at Fisher Ferry Road is currently closed). We had the opportunity to stay in both of the open campgrounds on the Natchez Trace. Right next to a Natchez Trace historical site too. The back in and pull through spots seemed nice. Rocky Springs Overview. The bathrooms were "closed" because of the Covid lockdown, but the men's room door was unl... Please select a reason for flagging this item: © 2020 Campendium Inc. All rights reserved. Town is not as beautiful as Gen. U.S. Grant found it, but in a pinch it will do. Christopher Tempest would stay here again. Stopped here for one night while road tripping with the kids. The area was easy accessible, clean, quiet and there was nobody there. Port Gibson (15 miles) is the closest town with gas, laundry, groceries, and couple fast food chains. Be the first to add a video for Rocky Springs Campground! While Rocky Springs is larger and perhaps more spread out, it was also more grungy, more forgotten, and zero cell service on VZW or ATT. We did not use the bathrooms. It‘s free and there are many sites. Bathrooms were still closed due to COVID and there were only 2 other spots being used so there was a lot of space between campers. First settled in the late 1790s, the town grew from a watering place along the Natchez Trace, and took its name from the source of that water - the rocky springs. I recommend the upper sites due to drainage when it rains, but if you need to be close to the bathroom the lower first 5 sites are for you. There are no showers. no lights, hand dryers or ventilation fans). 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Campground sites are on a … Each campsite also has a … We ask that you use your own judgement. While Rocky Springs is larger and perhaps more spread out, it was also more grungy, more forgotten, and zero cell service on VZW or ATT. Merchandise. I have been looking forward to this part of the country for a long time. Rocky Springs Campground is at milepost 54.8 in the town of Hermansville, MS. If we do the Trace again- we'll choose Jeff Busby over Rocky Springs but to the unsuspecting first-timer; nothing is overwhelmingly bad- we'd camp here again, in a pinch. The only bathhouse open has no electricity (i.e. Overall, it's a good stop if you are traveling the Trace. Reservations are not accepted. One bathroom, it was clean every time I went in, no showers. but weren't able to make it work until now. The campground is along the Natchez Trace Parkway and it’s free. This campground … The Town of Rocky Springs. Campendium is an Amazon associate site and earns from qualifying purchases. This site is amazing and FREE! No cell service, clean restrooms. Our cellular router with roof antenna got 4 Mbps down and 250 Kbps up on AT&T. Today, the Rocky Springs site includes a 22-site campground, picnic tables and restrooms.. I agree with all the previous reviews here and am sad to say the the bathroom situation is still the same, if not worse, as reported nearly a year ago. Natchez Trace Parkway - Rocky Springs in Rocky Springs is rated 7.2 of 10 at Campground Reviews. more. Photo Credit: Mary CartonScroll down the page to view more Rocky Springs pictures! Natchez Trace Parkway Mile 54.8. Rocky Springs campground will be our first stop on the Natchez Trace Parkway. All had picnic tables, grills, and fire rings. We spent two nights here on our way up the Natchez Trace. Share this location. The only bathhouse open has no electricity (i.e. We thank you for your patience and understanding. New paved roads and pads. Rocky Springs Site—Milepost 54.8. Lots of downed sticks and br... There are no rangers or camp hosts, and the host site (first on the right as you enter the campground) is not used. Copyright © 2020 NatchezTraceTravel.com. In mid-May, the gnats are numerous, so be prepared for that. The campground is along the Natchez Trace Parkway and it’s free. Bathrooms were still closed due to COVID and there were only 2 other spots being used so there was a lot of space between campers. This one (at mile 54) and Jeff Busby (at mile 193). Rocky Springs Campground on the Natchez Trace The Natchez Trace is a 444 mile long National Park that many people drive but others. Today, the Rocky Springs site includes a 22-site campground, picnic tables and restrooms. We had the opportunity to stay in both of the open campgrounds on the Natchez Trace. Mostly back in sites but a few pull-throughs. The urinal is still broken in the men's room with caution ta... We didn't get the chance to enjoy any of the trails or sights but it appears to offer more in this category than Jeff Busby. The price was right since it was free. on 3/9/2019. Rocky Springs campground cannot guarantee anyone’s safety from any virus or sickness during your stay at the campground, you will be entering the park at your own risk! more. And the timing was perfect, after a tough final week in Louisiana for me. The asphalt pads and roads are in pretty good shape, but it is unusual in that none of the campsites are labeled or numbered. Friendly greeting, reasonable sized site, access acceptable. The back in and pull through spots seemed nice. As other reviewers said, the host site was empty and had septic and water. Rocky Springs is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 54.8. ride their bicycles. Be the first to add a note for Rocky Springs Campground! There is no cell coverage on Verizon. At the end of this trail is evidence of a once thriving community. Natchez Trace Parkway - Rocky Springs in Rocky Springs, Mississippi: 13 reviews, 7 photos, & 2 tips from fellow RVers. There is a mix of both pull-through and back-in sites available. T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Stickers, Mugs and Water Bottles, Natchez Trace Travel: Home - Facebook - This includes the Official website, … Facebook User Comments about Rocky Springs. We tried to find firewood on our way in, but there was no one selling in the vicinity, so bring your own. We didn't get the chance to enjoy any of the trails or sights b... Lots of downed sticks and branches amongst the sites. The campground itself is beautiful, although rather neglected. The asphalt pads and roads are in pretty good shape, but it is unusual in that none of the campsites are labeled or numbered. Our 40' rig appeared to be able to fit in any of the 22 sites.