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Trace State Park

Trace State Park
2139 Faulkner Road

Status - Open
Area - Trail
Land - State Recreation

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Trace State Park offers a quiet, natural retreat located just minutes from the excitement of Tupelo, one of Mississippi's fastest growing cities. Trace State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities ranging from fishing and water sports to exploring miles of secluded nature trails. Trace State Park also adds to Mississippi's History as within the park was once called the home of one America's early and colorful pioneers, Davy Crockett. Crockett lived here as a horse trader with the Chickasaw Indians after his defeat for re-election to Congress in his home state of Tennessee. It was while living here he learned of his friend, Sam Houston's plight in Texas and traveled there to help and was later killed in the Battle of the Alamo.

Things to Do
A variety of recreational activities and facilities are available at Trace State Park.  Facilities for use include two playground areas, picnic sites, a large picnic pavilion and a laundry facility.  Recreation activities include disc golf, non-motorized and motorized trails and access to a bordering 18-hole golf course.  Water activities include a 565 acre lake.


Trace features two playgrounds for park guest enjoyment. The main playground is located in our day use area and is open to all park guests. The second is located in the Deer Run Campground area and is limited to Campers use only.

Picnic Area/Pavilion
Twenty-five picnic sites featuring tables and barbecue grills are located throughout the park, many affording views of Trace Lake.

A large picnic pavilion is available by reservation, providing the ideal spot for company picnics, family reunions, and church and school outings.

Disc Golf / Golf

Disc Golf
Trace State Park has two 18 hole disc golf courses. The Old Warrior Run course is the first North Mississippi long arm course. The Trace Gold course is a professional course. Disc course is open to the public, free of charge; however, the normal entrance fee is required.

Bordering, but not affiliated with Trace State Park is Pontotoc Country Club's 18-hole golf course, in which Trace State Park's overnight guest may be entitled to free GREEN FEES for up to two persons per stay/receipt. No play is allowed on tournament dates, other restrictions may apply and extra fee are applied for rentals. For more information please contact the park office or you may log onto the Pontotoc Country Club's Website or by calling (662) 489-1962 for more information.


Nature Trail
Trace State Park Nature Trail offers a unique landscape of upland pine, hardwoods, and wetland forest. Also of interest, hikers may use our ORV Trails area which features 35 miles of trails that can be utilized by ATV's, motorcycles, horse, mountain bikes as well as the occasional hiker.

Mountain Bike Trails
Trace State Park features 35 miles of trails that can be utilized by ATV's, motorcycles, horse, and mountain bikes. Helmets are required for ATV's and motorcycles. A separate trail may also be used dedicated to only mountain bike riders. Contact park office for details on mountain bike riding

Equestrian Trail  
Trace State Park offers equestrian lovers a wide range of trails use. A trail dedicated to equestrian and mountain bike users is set aside for dedicated use. This trail meanders through a canopy of hardwoods and pines, great views of the lake along the way and if so desired you may enter the ORV Trails Area. A vast complexity of 35-miles of combined usage trails for ORV's, mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrian users. Also available in our ORV Trails Area is a horse barn for overnight accommodations and may be made by contacting the park office.

ORV (Off Road Vehicle) Trail
Trace State Park features 35 miles of trails that can be utilized by ATV's, motorcycles, horse, and mountain bikes. Helmets are required for any ORV. No double riding is permitted unless rated so by the manufacturer of vehicle. Requirement: Persons operating or riding on an ATV must possess a valid driver's licenses or possess a All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Course Certificate.

Water Activities

Boat Launching
Trace Lake offers 565 acres of freshwater for fishing and water sports. Ramps are provided for those who wish to launch their own boats. A fee is charged.

NOTE: Lake water levels have been lowered in order for repairs to be made to lake levee. A temporary gravel boat ramp has been constructed for boat launching.

Water skiing
Trace Lake offers 565 acres of freshwater for water sports. Water skiing is allowed year-round. A fee is charged.

Trace Lake offers 565 acres of fresh water for fishing and water sports. The lake is stocked with bass, catfish, redear, bluegill, and crappie. A Mississippi fishing license is required for all persons ages 16 through 65. Out-of-state guests 16 and older are required to have Mississippi fishing license. License may be purchased during office hours at the park office. Boat ramps are provided for those who wish to launch their own boats. A fee is charged.

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