Mississippi features great scenic destinations and the birthplace of an American legend
Are you excited to visit Mississippi? You should be. It has moving statues and entries to the Gulf of Mexico. Mississippi has so much to offer the RVer – whether you’d like to set up an amazing camp under the stars or learn all you can about the history of our country. Let’s get started!
A true nature experience
If it’s hiking and roughing it you’re looking for, then you’ll find it at Clear Springs. There are trails for mountain biking and hiking and locations where you can enjoy nature with a picnic or unwind with fishing. On really warm days, you can cool off with a nice dip in the water. While there’s access to water and electricity at the campsites, the campground says they’re primitive, so you may find yourself with limited power – which just means you’ll have more time to enjoy the natural world around you.
Where the legend was born
While it may not seem like much, this tiny home is where the King of Rock and Roll was born. The town of Tupelo is a small one, but the Presleys lived and worshipped there. The house was built by Elvis Presley’s father with his own two hands, and the back bedroom is where Elvis was born. More than Elvis was born here: his love for music was also, and you can visit the church where gospel singers inspired his love for soulful music. The town is used to tourists now, and you’ll find a small museum there dedicated to the King where you can spend some time remembering one of music’s lost greats.
The turning angel
An explosion in the early 1900s left five girls dead in the city of Natchez. In memory of the girls and their lives, their employer commissioned the statue of an angel and placed it next to their graves in the city cemetery, but he got more than he bargained for. As cars pass by the cemetery and the angel, the statue is said to lift her head to watch them pass. Whether she’s watching to ensure the girls rest easy or she’s welcoming visitors to mourn with her, no one will ever know.
Where history was shaped
Mississippi has access to the Gulf of Mexico, where the history of the New World started. Settlements sprang up along the coast, and now visitors are able to explore the history and culture of the Davis Bayou Area. The visitor center hosts a large collection of exhibits aimed at teaching you more about the outlying islands and the shore. There’s also a fishing pier for you to fish the unique aquatic life of the Gulf of Mexico, hiking trails for you to explore, campgrounds where you can tuck in for the night, and picnic areas where you can settle down and enjoy the ambience over a meal. If you want to get a closer look at the gulf, there’s even a boat launch where you can set sail!
The Grand Canyon, only smaller
You don’t expect to see erosion of this caliber outside of the desert, but that’s what’s happening in Foxworth. The Red Bluff has been dubbed the “Little Grand Canyon” because of the striation of colors found in the clay and the way the land is eroding. It’s a great place to travel if you want to catch a glimpse of the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon without paying the price to travel and stay there. And there’s more to do than simply see the Red Bluff. Hike through the woods and explore nature, swim in Pearl River, and enjoy your time at one of the natural wonders of Mississippi.
While we’re excited for you to see all of these amazing things in Mississippi, we also want you to be safe about it. When you’re making your plans to travel the U.S. with us, make sure you take along the RV Advisor’s roadside assistance to help you when you need it most.