At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

It’s day 22 of our 40-day #GetOutAndGO project! Today, we’re highlighting Cypress Swamp on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Jackson, Mississippi! Tentsile is giving away another $150 gift card. Enter to win here.

Driving the Swamp on the Natchez Trace Parkway

When you’re on a road trip, taking the interstate is almost always the fastest path to your destination. However, there are often more scenic stretches of road, ones that force you to move a little slower and take in the scenery. Maintained by the National Park Service the Natchez Trace Parkway is a scenic stretch of pavement that runs through Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi.

At mile marker 122 you can pull off the Parkway to visit the Cypress Swamp.





Take a 30 minute walk on the swamp’s boardwalk trail to see the cypress trees that call Cypress Swamp home.

It’s not hard to imagine being an early settler traipsing through the swamp on your way to establishing a new home.

To commemorate Cypress Swamp and the Natchez Trace Parkway, Tentsile is giving away a $150 gift card today. Enter to win here.

While you’re at the Cypress Swamp, keep your eyes peeled for animals: snakes, alligators, and spiders all call this swamp home.

Get Out And Explore Jackson, MS

Experience the best of greater Jackson and Mississippi with VisitMississippi.org.

Cypress Swamp isn’t the only scenic area you’ll want to explore on the Natchez Trace Parkway. In fact there are some great places to camp near the Parkway. For more information on those opportunities go here. And if you’re looking for more ways to get outside in Mississippi, be sure to check out the Nature and Outdoors section of Visit Mississippi.

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    Ryan Fliss

    Ryan leads Growth at The Dyrt. With over 10 years writing and digital community building experience, and even more experience in the outdoors, he is excited about The Dyrt's early trajectory. Ryan, like most people, is an onion (figuratively speaking), and finds byline bios reductive, though useful. He is writing this himself in the third person, and—to him—it feels strange.