This is a well maintained camp ground on a fishing lake. The Camp ground is close to the Natchez Trace Parkway. The pads are level asphalt with a spacious area in crushed rock for use around the picnic table. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is located four miles off the Natchez Trace, 21 miles below Tupelo, MS. All sites have lake view but the majority are right on the lake and if you have a boat it can be tied up right next to your site. There are fishing piers, boat ramp, landing piers for water skiing and a swimming beach. Bird watching is very popular here. The sites are a good size but they are not private. There are tall trees all through the campground and it is really pretty and very peaceful. One of the most relaxing campgrounds that we have stayed at on this trip. We only stayed for one night and arrived on a Sunday so we were able to get a great site but reservations start at the end of April and then it becomes more difficult to get a site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
About half of the sites can be reserved, the rest are first come, first served. At first glance, this is everything a campground should be. A gorgeous campground located on a small reservoir, about half of the sites are on the water and all have water views. Typically generous Forest Service site separation. Good paved interior roads, and mostly level paved pads. All weather water spigots, and 50 amp power at all sites. Nice tables, fire rings, and BBQ grills. Well maintained. The very nice bathhouse has men’s and lady’s rooms on one end and 4 private shower rooms on the other end. Lots of birds and bird songs. Frogs sing at night. Fee is $20 and, oddly, $13 with Golden Age Passport. After 4 days, some flaws appeared. A nearby Air Force Base uses the airspace for some kind of training Monday through Friday daytime, sounds like turboprop crop dusters diving and climbing. Many parks on a lake this size would allow oars, paddles, or sails only. This park allows ski boats Friday to Sunday, noon to sunset. The bathhouse has six 500 watt halogen floodlights mounted under the eaves. They emit an intense white light which attracts huge swarms of bugs which then find their way into the rooms so that interior floors and counters are covered with dead bugs; in addition to the bugs and being a grand waste of energy, it lights up the campground like the sun. A couple of 40 watt yellow fluorescent tubes would be a lot better. All in all, we would stay here again, but we can’t give it the 10 rating that it deserves. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Davis Lake Campground is a NFS facility and is just off the Natchez Trace Parkway, about 20 miles south of Tupelo. Great place to "Home Base" while exploring that portion of "The Trace". Sites are level, deep and well seperated and 8 sites are situated along the lake. Access road is a bit narrow and pads are gravel aggregate. Power boats are disallowed on the lake which makes for some peaceful fishing/swimming. We camped here in a camper.