Natchez Trace Parkway

Our trek up the Natchez Trace Parkway continues.

Milepost 308.4 Cave Spring. A natural cave. A sign there talks about how sink holes are formed.

Cave Spring

Cave Spring

Milepost 308.8 Bear Creek Mound. Another Indian mound. This one was built between 1400 and 1600.

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Bear Creek Mound

The Trace leaves Mississippi at 308.9, runs through a bit of the northwest corner of Alabama, and enters Tennessee at 341.8.

Milepost 381.8 Napier Mine. It’s hard to take a picture of a big hole in the ground, but this point of interest shows where an open-pit mine was that was worked in the 1800’s. This provided most of the ore for nearby iron making operations.

Napier Mine

Napier Mine

Tonight we are staying at another one of the free National Park campgrounds, this is at milepost 385.9. Tomorrow we complete the Trace and move on to the Nashville, Tennessee area.

Internet service at this location is very slow, but we do have good TV 🙂

  • Gasoline Expense:  none
  • Lodging Expense:   none
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