types of boats and water recreation vehicles are allowed at Pin
Oak Lake. Natchez Trace is home to 4 lakes:
Cub Lake has a swimming area, jonboats and pedal boats. Boats are available for rent between Memorial Day and Labor Day. There is no permit required for this lake.
Pin Oak Lake offers boating, fishing, picnicking, swimming, R.V. camping and more. There are two boat ramps available and Lake use permits can be purchased at Pin Oak Lodge. No permit is required for overnight guests.
Browns Lake and Maples Lake have one boat ramp each. jonboats, life jackets and paddles are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Permits are sold on site.
Paddle boats are available seasonally on Cub Lake.
Water Skiing is allowed only on Pin Oak Lake.
Boat ramps are not handicap accessible, but the boat docks are.
Tennessee Boating Regulations
|Race on the Trace, 5 mile run, January
Waylon Seagraves Trail Ride, March
Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday before Easter
Quarterback Club Trail Ride, May
|Gospel Music Festival, June
Carl Perkins Trail Ride, August
Crawley St. Jude Trail Ride, October
Shriner’s Ride, October
Natchez Trace State Park offers a variety of natural, historic, recreational, and cultural programs. Visitors can enjoy programs such as hikes, bird of prey demonstrations, wildlife programs, history programs on the Trace, hayrides and much more. Most of our programs are offered year round. We do have favorite or most requested programs that are done on a regular basis, but we can also customize programs to meet the needs of special groups, events or special requests. Fees are not normally charged for our programs. Contact the park for more information.
Natchez Trace also has a year around program called the Outdoor Classroom. For more information on programs contact the Interpretive Specialist at (731) 968-3742.
Dragonflies and Damselflies Checklist
Tennessee Fishing Regulations
The camp is located 2.2 miles south of I-40 on Hwy. 114. The Bucksnort Wrangler Camp features 65 campsites with full hook-ups, two bathhouses and a dump station. All electrical hook-ups are 50 amps. Each site has a picnic table, ground grill, pedestal grill, lantern holder, water and hitching rail. There are 250 miles of riding trails on the South end of the park. Campsites are first come, first served. Campers are requested to leave site clear of horse waste. No alcohol is allowed and pets must be kept on a leash. Quiet time is at 10 pm.
Late March - Waylon Seagraves Ride
Early October - Richard Crawley Ride
Middle October - Shriner's Ride
Early November - Relay for Life Ride
For more information about the Wrangler Camp, please call the Park Office at 731-968-3742.
15 stalls are available for overnight boarding. The cost is $10 per stall, per night. A current negative Coggins is required. Horse owners are responsible for horse care and stall cleaning. Shavings are required and available for purchase if desired. There is a $10 cleaning deposit per stall.
|Until further notice, the Natchez Trace Equestrian Center will be closed in 2013.|
Picnic supplies, beverages and ice may be purchased at the park store.
|Until further notice, the Natchez Trace Park Store will be closed in 2013.|
Reservations for picnic shelters may be taken up to two years in advance. Call 1-800-250-8616 or 731-968-8176 for reservations.
Games may be checked out at Pin Oak Lodge. Free for guests. Sports equipment is not available.
There are several playgrounds located throughout the park. There is 1 day use playground at Cub Lake, 1 playground in each campground, 1 playground in the Cub Lake cabin area, and 1 playground at Pin Oak Lodge.
Archery is available for free, but you must bring your own equipment.
Basketball courts are available at the 5 Points Group Camp, at Pin Oak Shelter 2 and at the Cub Lake Recreation Lodge. These are not lighted.
Horseshoes can be played at the at Campground #1.
Please bring your own softball equipment, and be aware that there are no lights on the softball field.
There is a lighted tennis court at the Pin Oak Lodge.
There are 2 sand courts at Cub Lake Beach.