Saturday, March 17, 2018
Natchez Trace – Mile 54.8 to 193.1
Mile 88.1 Cowles Mead Cemetery – Politician and plantation owner who died in 1849 and is buried in this small cemetery. Short accessible trail.
Mile 105.6 Reservoir Overlook – Early travelers wouldn’t recognize this section of the trace. The trace and road follow almost the same path but the early travelers would have been deep in the woods instead of on the shoreline of this large reservoir.
Mile 106.9 Boyd Site – Native American burial mounds from the Late Woodland and Early Mississippian periods (circa 800 to 1100 A.D)
Mile 122.0 Cypress Swamp – Half mile walk through tupelo and cypress swamp. Not accessible due to steps but can be viewed from parking lot.
Mile 175.6 Cole Creek Trail – Short walk through hardwood forest and tupelo/cypress swamp. Not accessible due to steps but can be viewed from parking lot.
Mile 193.1 Jeff Busby Campground - 18 site free campground with restrooms and tables. Accessible site has an accessible table and is near the restroom. This is the only campground of the three on the trace that filled during our trip. Drive to the end of the road for a view from one of the highest points in Mississippi – 603 feet! :-D
Trace 32.08881, -90.79928