Rocky Springs - Natchez Trace
Rocky Springs - Natchez Trace Parkway

Photo Credit: Steven Markos - National Park Planner
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The Town of Rocky Springs. At the end of this trail is evidence of a once thriving community. 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. In 1860, a total of 2,616 people lived in this area covering about 25 square miles. 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. Civil War, Yellow Fever, destructive crop insects and poor land management brought an end to this once prosperous rural community.

Hiking Trail short nature trail thru old town area and a short segment of Old Trace

Picnic Area 15 picnic tables, 4 grills

Today, the Rocky Springs site includes a 22-site campground, picnic tables and restrooms.

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) - a four mile section of the Rocky Springs trail from the campground north to its northern terminus at Fisher Ferry Road is closed.

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  • latitude: 32.08655
    longitude: -90.798866
    milepost: 54.8
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