June, the Great Outdoors month, “beckons us to get outside.” There is no better way to explore the great outdoors than camping. Camper and RV travel have become increasingly popular during the pandemic. My family followed suit and purchased a travel trailer to explore the area. It has become our home away from home.
In Millington you will find a beautiful state park Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park. The 13,476 acre park offers cabin rentals, tent, and RV sites. Visitors can rent kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards and explore Poplar Tree Lake. Disc golfers can play 18 or 36 holes at one of the southeast’s top courses. Boaters have access to a free boat launch along the Mighty Mississippi River. The park has over 20 miles of hiking trails and a 5 mile mountain bike trail.
A few miles east of Nashville, Elm Hill RV Park offers a luxury camping experience. Situated on J Percy Priest Lake, campers can enjoy the beach area and swimming pool. Weekend nights, live music is performed poolside. Downtown Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry is a short drive.
Village Creek State Park in Wynne, AR is a beautiful state park with lake access and hiking. The Ridges at Village Creek, an Arkansas Golf Trail course, is on site. The course offers challenging obstacles among the rolling terrain of Crowley’s Ridge. Sit outside at your campsite with your coffee and enjoy watching the deer grazing early in the morning.
Enid Lake, in northern Mississippi, is maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. If you are looking for a relaxing lake front camping experience, there are multiple campgrounds to choose from. Chickasaw Hill Campground offers a boat launch, beach area, and playground.
We are lucky to live in close proximity to so many camping destinations. I encourage everyone to explore state and national parks in their area. What are some of your favorite camping locations?