- At least 10 months of fine weather each year and a combination of resources - including lakes, woodlands and wildlife - makes outdoor recreation a favorable element in Natchez' quality of life. A wide variety of National Forest, State Parks and lakes provide excellent hunting, camping and fishing. A multitude of park and recreational centers provide golfing, bicycling, jogging, swimming, tennis, baseball, football, soccer and other sports.
A great activity source, the Mississippi River provide ample opportunity for recreation.
Recreation - One of the great draws of this area is the Natchez National Historical Park. This center provides basis and direction of many activities in this area such as the Natchez Trace Parkway and the Natchez Trace Trail. There are also several State Parks-Natchez State Park, Percy Quinn State Park and Lake Lincoln State Park. North of the city is the Grand Gulf Military Monument.
To the southeast of Natchez is the Homochitto National Forest. Within this National Forest is the Sandy Creek Wildlife Management Area and the Caston Creek Wildlife Management Area. To the north of the forest is the Copiah County Wildlife Management Area. South of the city is the St Catherine Creek Wildlife Management Area.
Climate - Mississippi generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Freezing temperatures are possible in the winter. Thunderstorms and are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.
Natchez, 195 feet above sea level, is the westernmost city in Mississippi and the county seat of Adams County. US Highways 61, 84, and 98 intersect in Natchez, connecting the city with the metropolitan areas of Memphis, Baton Rouge and Mobile. Interstate 55 is 60 miles east of Natchez via four-lane US Highway 84. The Natchez Trace Parkway, a 450-mile national park, originates in Natchez and connects the city with Jackson, the state capital, ending in Nashville, Tennessee.