Reservoir Overlook : Natchez Trace Parkway MP 105.6

Date Visited: 4/4/2019

Mother nature simply doesn’t care about your vacation plans!

Day two of our trip up the Natchez Trace began as a wet soggy mess. We drove north skipping several pull offs hoping to outrun the rain. We were not successful. So when we reached the Reservoir overlook at mile post 105.6, instead of being met by a spectacular sunrise reflecting off the vast expanse of water, we were met with this!

Although you can not tell through the downpour, the reservoir is a 33,000 acre lake visited by over 2 million people a year. Known for it’s photogenic sunrises and sunsets, it is also a popular designation for boating, fishing, waterskiing and camping. Mountain bike and multiuse trails are also available and the Natchez Trace Parkway runs along the west side of the reservoir for approximately eight miles. On a better day, when the weather is more cooperative it’s a beautiful section of the parkway with frequent views of the expansive lake.

Finally accepting that we were going to have a wash-out of a day, we continued on and made the best of it and what better place to spend a few moments on a wet rainy day than in a watery bald cypress swamp. But I’ll save that story for next week.

Until then…

Reservoir Overlook 
Natchez Trace Pkwy, Canton, MS 39046

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