Campground at Barnes Crossing, Tupelo, MS


About midway north, on the Natchez Trace Parkway, we booked a few nights at the Campground at Barnes Crossing.  We had emailed them via the contact info on their site and had received a call back confirming site availability. They booked the site, without a credit card, which I thought was different. We arrived at about 1500hrs on a Wednesday and we were greeted by the host and his dog. He had our reservation and informed us they only have discounts for “Good Sam”, which I refuse to join, and military which we received. He also informed us that they only accept cash and or a check, which explained the no credit card for registration oddity. With our discount, we paid $35 @ night for our four nights. Our host then guided us to our site, which luckily was one of few that provided an open view of the southwest sky.

Our Site #46

Office, Laundry, and Showers

Looking down the hill from our site…

Up the hill toward our site.

We liked this campground, it was very convenient to the city of Tupelo, almost in town and less than a mile off the Natchez Trace Parkway. The stone covered FHU sites are carved into a wooded hillside, the streets are all paved. A laundry and bath house was in the same building as the office.

The nights were relatively quiet, and access in and out was no problem. While we were there it seemed that the campground was filled to capacity, we did not see many empty sites during our stay.

If traveling near Tupelo, we’d definitely stay here again.

To read more about our time in Tupelo, visit our Tupelo post.