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    Meriwether Lewis CG


    Meriwether Lewis CG is located at Milepost 386 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, about 70 miles south of Nashville. It's a free campground with 31 sites, no hookups.

    Since this is the third of the free campgrounds along the Trace, we planned our day for an early arrival. At 2 PM, there were about 8 sites to choose from - we took #20.

    Date of visit: Apr 07

    Here's view of site 2 taken from site 1. I'd say the sites are about evenly divided between pull-throughs and back-ins.

    Site 5 on the left, 6 and 7 on the right.

    Site 9 on the right.

    At the end of the second loop are sites 31 (left), 30 (right) and 29 (background). In fact, this was our third time in a week we had encountered the gal in the rig in back - a doctor from Bangor, ME.

    Site 23 at right, with the little bathhouse at left. No showers.

    Within the park grounds is the burial site of explorer Meriwether Lewis. He died at the nearby Grinder's Inn of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

    The stones in the ground mark the site of Grinder's Inn.

    There are several miles of hiking trails in the park, including a portion of the original Trace.


    31 camp sites - no hookups

    No dump station, no showers

    Rates: Free - Golden Age Pass honored <G>

    Beware the "wheels on pavement" police. The ranger is a stickler for no parking off the paved surfaces.