Trace State Park

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Trace State Park
Trace State Park, Pontotoc County, Mississippi.jpg
A lake at Trace State Park
Map showing the location of Trace State Park
Map showing the location of Trace State Park
Location in Mississippi
LocationPontotoc, Mississippi, United States
Coordinates34°15′30″N 88°54′00″W / 34.25833°N 88.90000°W / 34.25833; -88.90000Coordinates: 34°15′30″N 88°54′00″W / 34.25833°N 88.90000°W / 34.25833; -88.90000[1]
Elevation400 ft (120 m)[1]
Governing bodyMississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Trace State Park (formerly Old Natchez Trace Park) is a public recreation area located off Mississippi Highway 6, approximately 7 miles (11 km) east of Pontotoc and 7 miles (11 km) west of Tupelo in the U.S. state of Mississippi. The state park surrounds 565-acre (229 ha) Trace Lake and is named for the nearby Natchez Trace trail. Famed frontiersman Davy Crockett once lived within the area bounded by the park.[2]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park features boating, waterskiing and fishing, primitive and developed campsites, cabins and cottages, the Jason M. Stewart Nature Trail, 35 miles (56 km) of trails for mountain biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicles, picnic area, and two 18-hole disc golf courses.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Old Natchez Trace Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Trace State Park". Parks and Destinations. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Retrieved April 18, 2013.

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