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“This place is full of history! You will see the great river too!”

Grand Gulf Military Park
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Owner description: Visit the forts, cemetery, observation tower and restored buildings that comprise this 400-acre park, the historic site of the shelling of Confederate forts by Union ironclad gunboats.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Great RV camping also! Very nice! Lots of wildlife! Nice restrooms! Great staff! Picture perfect! Pack a lunch!

Thank 1972disa
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We camped here and my rating is not for the camp but for a visit to the park. There is a museum with lots of artifacts and nice staff to help you out. After perusing the museum we walked out and viewed the various buildings with equipment and and older home which was empty but you could walk through it and even get up into the attic. The site includes a driving or walking loop to the top of a hill with an observation tower, which was fun and easy to climb. You could see the river from this tower and it was nice to get an overall view of the area. We finished the walk through the rest of the loop and felt we got a good dose of history, the outdoors and a little bit of a workout, too.

We stated in the lower loop of the camp ground. Most if not all of the spots are taken by locals with RVs that are parked there but not occupied or were occupied by workers at the next door nuclear power plant. It created a very strange vibe to the place, we ended up leaving early because our site was sunny and it was getting hot and humid, and there wasn’t much else to do there. The bathhouses were nice but needed some cleaning.

Thank Laura K
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The lay out is a bit strange, upper loop and lower loop, definitely not good for people needing to use the bath house. IT is close to a civil war iron side boat, a great restoration, and the travel along the Mississippi is very interesting.

Thank C L
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I have visited the park since I was little, I am 63 ! It is beautiful, not just Civil War, so much to see so plan a whole day but bring your lunch and enjoy a peaceful lunch at one of the many picnic tables. Great campgrounds with concrete RV pads. Observation tower you can see up and down the Mississippi River. Many old buildings housing history, museum has thousands of artifacts from a mastodon bone to WWII items. The old town of Grand Gulf cemetery is on the grounds, a horse drawn Hearse bought in New Orleans, a Civil War Ambulance made by Studebaker. About 30 miles south of Vicksburg, it was a part of the Vicksburg Campaign. Check it out, support this great place.

1  Thank CRMay
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

In planning our drive between Vicksburg and Natchez, I saw almost no mention of Grand Gulf. But after seeing some of the great reviews on this site I decided to take the short detour off the Trace to visit the park. It turned out to be a great decision; the park was one of our favorite stops during our drive.

The history of Grand Gulf is fascinating. From a thriving port city, to a ghost town in less than a year century. The park pays tribute to that history.

For those use to the polished National Park Service historic parks, Grand Gulf Military Park may seem a little underdeveloped. But I appreciated the low-key style of the park. There's a small, interesting welcome center/museum, with an eclectic collection of objects - from dinosaur bones, to arrowheads, to cannonballs. The friendly staff gave us a quick, fascinating history of Grand Gulf and a one-page map of the site. Then we were on our own to wonder as we chose, visiting the remains of the confederate fort, an old mill, a pretty church, and some interesting gun placements at the top of the hill.

Another highlight of the visit was across the street from the main portion of the park. You can follow a paved road down to the Mississippi River. There's a pretty picnic area and one of the few places we found where you can walk right down to the river (you have to navigate some rocks). We had the place to ourselves and it was a great spot to stop and really appreciate the power of the river, as it came around a bend.

2  Thank Teresa B
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