American Location 6 – Natchez Trace Parkway north-central segment 2

This trip is from the northern terminus of Natchez Trace National Road and off it at the southern terminus into Mississippi and Louisiana.

Leaving Tishamongo State Park, we got back onto the Natchez Trace and continued south. Our first stop of the day was after crossing the Tom Bigbee Waterway (app. MM298).

We next stopped to see the Phar Mounds (app. MM287), more Native American burial mounds. There are a few along the Trace. As you can see, the farmers work around them.

Just a little way further we stopped to hike to Donivan Slough (app. MM285).

We pulled into a Parkway Visitor Center (app. MM265). A ranger there warned us that tornado warnings were out for the rest of the day and that night. So we cut our touring short to get off the Trace early and drive into nearby Tupelo, where we found a private campground that was down in a hole. The storms were bad that night, the motor home rocked all night long. We were glad we stopped at the visitor center, otherwise we would never have learned about the storms. And the chance to see a bit of Elvis Presley’s hometown.

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