Jeff Busby (Milepost 193.1), Mississippi is one of the three, free, primitive campgrounds along the Natchez Trace Parkway. All sites at Jeff Busby are heavily treed, pull-thrus, with asphalt pads. One looked to have a turn a bit tight for a large (40 ft or more) motorhome but our 36’ motorhome was manageable (and we got two slides out). Another couple with us that night said that they stay there twice a year on their way/back from New England. We will stay there again.
It's nice to have a place like this for an overnight stay while traveling the Trace, but unfortunately many of the sites are occupied by people who appear to be on an extended stay there. As small as this campground is it doesn't take many to fill it up either, and that's what you can expect to find too.
All spots taken by 4pm. Pulled over and spent night with two other MHs by parking area near entrance. Probably not doable during peak season
Very delightful Park clean easy access, stay 3 nights and all were very pleasant. Good broadcast TV no dish. No cell signal or Wi-Fi, but beautiful trails and other things to occupy your time. Highly recommend this free park!
Good place for boondocking, but get there early. Some sites are level, but some are not. Some sites are large, but others are very close together. Ours was a strange pull through with two sites on the same pull-through driveway. This meant that if you didn't park toward the front of the drive, which was most unlevel, you could be blocked in by person in front of you (we were towing and couldn't back up, so couldn't risk being blocked, thus took the unlevel front section). Restroom floors looked like not mopped in weeks. We didn't see anyone who looked like they were trying to settle in for overstaying. There is a very nice, long, uphill trail that is accessed roughly across the street from the restroom. The trail goes up to Jeff Busby park, one of the highest points in MS at a whopping 603 ft! It is worth the hike to see the ancient, anglo-centric history interpretive signs at the top of the park. After setting up we found our site didn't have a fire pit, but the one next to us did have one. If that's important to you check before you set up (nowhere to get firewood anyway, no store and woods picked clean).