Description - *This information provided by Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks*
Natchez State Park is located just 10 miles north of historic Natchez, the oldest settlement on the Mississippi River. Prior to the Civil War, over half of the millionaires in the entire United States lived in Natchez, constructing elegant mansions unrivaled in size and elegance by any in the nation. Most of these splendid homes were spared during the Civil War, and many are now open for tours.
Natchez State Park is also famous in its own right. The largest bass in Mississippi history - a largemouth weighing 18.15 pounds - was caught in Natchez Lake in 1992.
- Natchez State Park offers water sports on Natchez Lake. There is also an excellent picnic area, camping area and a nature trail. Hamburg Road, an old plantation road, runs through the park. Visitors may choose camping, cabins, or lodges for their overnight accommodations.
Recreation - Park activities include fishing, boasting the state's record largemouth bass, picnicking, hiking, camping, swimming and boating.
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.
The park is located 10 miles north of Natchez off U. S. 61 in the town of Stanton.