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Trace State Park

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Alt Names

Old Natchez Trace Lake

Last Known StatusOpen

This state park has about 35 miles of multiple use trails that wind through a mixed hardwood forest, rolling hills and swamps. The trails are open to motorized use but are also popular with horseback riders, bicyclists and hikers. Other activities include fishing and boating.

The park offers RV hookups, cabin and cottage rentals, laundry facilities, hot showers, a children’s playground and scattered day use areas with BBQ grills and picnic tables. The forest is open daily from 8am to 5pm daily but is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityPontotoc, MS
Address2139 Faulkner Road, Belden, MS 38826
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From: Tupelo, MS
1) Take SR-6 west about 10 miles
2) Turn right (north) on CR-65 (Faulkner Road), continue 2.1 miles
3) Turn left at T-intersection, continue a few yards
4) At next T-intersection turn right, proceed about 1 mile toward the staging area.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandState Recreation

RATINGS

Our RatingRating    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Approx Size2,560 acres (4 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail35
Climate TypeForest
Elevation350 to 500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state recreation area has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state recreation area has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis state recreation area has no roads.None
ShadeThis state recreation area has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredNo
Dates OpenOpen daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (90 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNoriding hours 8am-sunset
Cross CountryProhibitedno trailblazing
AlcoholProhibited
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
RidingYes ($8.00 per rider)
mountain bike fee - $5/person
CampingYes
Tent: $15.00
RV: $24.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
CommentCall for cabin rental rates and availability.

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid1-5 Miles (E)North Mississippi Medical Center (662) 377-3000
Gasoline GasolinePontotoc, MS
Diesel DieselPontotoc, MS
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV HookupOn Site
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn Site
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv StorePontotoc, MS
Swimming Swim AreaPontotoc, MS
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat RampOn Site

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoTrace State Park
2139 Faulkner Road
Belden, MS 38826
(662) 489-2958
trace@mdwfp.state.ms.us
www.mdwfp.com

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