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Thehatchpad Off The Natchez Trace

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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • 50 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • RV Dump
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • No donation requested for hookups


3.55 acres located ¼ mile off the Natchez Trace Parkway. We have and use Verizon on our property. We do not know about other carriers. We get 2 bars of Verizon 4G LTE on our phones. Guests with AT&T say the get a good signal. Water pressure regulator is recommended as our water pressure runs between 75 to 85 psi.

Site 1: W/E/S, We are on this site, up to 75'. We are on this site.
Site 2: W/E/S, RV up to 70'
Site 3: We do not have our driveway site listed. If a date you would like is not available just contact us. We have a W/E site in our driveway for overnight use only.
Electric is 50/30/20 amp service at each site.

House Rules

No smoking on property. Smoking allowed inside your RV or on county road.
Responsible alcohol use okay.
No running generators after 9pm. Don't want to upset the neighbors.
Propane, charcoal or wood pellet grills allowed. NO charcoal grills if we are under a burn ban.
We have a full size front load washer and dryer available for use.
We have a large garbage can as does the guests site. Garbage runs once a week on Thursday.

We love pets. If you have pets just be aware that there are several local dogs that run free and our property has not been fenced yet.

Access Road Conditions

¼ mile off the Natchez Trace Parkway. Paved county maintained roads up to the crushed limestone driveway and parking.
Best to back in from road.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

Anywhere on property.


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We live on site 1 and are here year round.

Guest site 2 is back in and 70' deep and 15' wide at the narrowest point and has W/E/above ground sewer.

Unlisted site is in our driveway (W/E only).

Safe travels.


Canton, MS, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

A small restaurant/boat landing on the Pearl River,, is located not to far from our property. They have a campground with a dump station available. Check with store for cost of camping and dump. Last time I checked the dump fee was $5. GPS: 32.594505, -89.841218
The above restaurant is a local hangout, burgers, steaks, fried foods, live music, draft and bottled beer. Thur/Fri 4p-11p, Sat/Sun, 11a-11p. (Currently closed due to CoVid19)
A 30 minute drive will take you down the Trace to one of our favorite restaurants Mama Hamil's (Southern Cooking) Served buffet style with salads, vegetables, meats, rolls, desert, drink and sales tax included in the price. Adult lunch, Mon-Sat 10:30a-2p $11. Dinner Thur-Sat 4p-8p $14. GPS: 32.443828, -90.120872. They reopened on 5/11/20.
Natchez Trace from Natchez to Jackson:
Natchez Trace from Jackson to Tupelo:
Near nature areas for walking, canoeing, fishing (with MS fishing license), hiking, biking (on and off road).

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Member Since
March 21, 2017
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45 Positive References

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References for TheHatchPad off the Natchez Trace


September 2020

Perfect boondocker hosts!

Great stay with this nice couple! Friendly and helpful with plenty of good stories about RV life! Hope to cross paths again!


September 2020

Beautiful Spor

Beautiful quiet spot just off the Trace!
Couldn’t have asked for more! Hosts very friendly and lots of stories of RV life! Thanks for a great stay!


July 2020

Great remote location!

My wife and I had a wonderful time with friendly and accommodating host. We would love the opportunity to come back here. Super quiet and beautiful!! In addition, the homemade beer was amazing!!

Perfect Stay!!

Thanks very much!!


July 2020

Our stay at TheHatchPad

We had at one night stay at this beautiful peaceful wooded setting with all the amenities! Our arrival was late, so it was dark and we had just picked up our camper earlier in the day, so we were so happy to be greeted with a bright light guiding us to our designated area! Their gravel pad was more level than the campground we just left - no adjustments needed! We visited a little, they met our dog Jake, & then it was time to get some sleep after our long days drive. We would love to stay here again & maybe get to visit for longer. Thanks for sharing your beautiful property with us.


July 2020

Very inviting

The hosts were awesome, very nice and very welcoming. The pad was great, full hookups! It was very peaceful out there and we enjoyed our stay. Thank y’all so much for having us.
Kathy and Jay


July 2020

Good spot off Natchez Trace

Slightly challenging to get in but host gave excellent instructions. Glad to have 50 amp service and water available. Gray water dump is a plus. This is our first BW experience. Looking forward to getting to know hosts better the next time we pass through.


May 2020

Wonderful night's stay!

We had a restful night at TheHatchPad. Just as we met our gracious hosts, the rain started coming down! Hopefully, we will be in the area again so we can have a longer chat. They have the perfect site with hookups. Thank you so much for your hospitality!!!


March 2020

Super quiet night and nice hosts

We arrived really late in the evening and got a warm welcome by our hosts and got the chance to talk for a while before we went to bed. It’s a super quiet space and we slept really good.


March 2020

Perfect place

Our host was very welcoming and offered us to use everything he has setup in his beautiful place in the middle of the forest. Not one single noise at night.


March 2020

Nice quiet spot with nice host

If you are taking a drive on the Trace this is a great place to stop overnight. It was quiet and the host was friendly.


March 2020

Nice site

The hosts helped us into site which is very nice and peaceful.The hosts had a family commitment while we were there.The hosts are great.We would stay here again.


February 2020

Awesome area, awesome people!

We stayed at this location for two nights on our way to Florida. The area is great for exploration and a short drive to Jackson which is home to some great museums. We were able to meet our hosts upon departure and wished we could have spent more time chatting with them. They were more than accommodating providing water, electric, and even offered their washer/dryer to us. We will definitely be back!


February 2020

Nice quite place to rest

John and his wife were excellent host .
They were very thoughtful and considerate I get them a five star plus rating
We got there right at dark and John helped me back in and even helped me unload my motorcycle
They were even gracious to us to let us do our laundry and take are trash.
I told John he and wife are welcome to stay at my place in NY if they are ever in the neighborhood
***** +


January 2020

Hideaway in woods

Great little hideaway. Perfect for us for the night. So quiet and peaceful, we could've stayed longer. I'm keeping this on my list of places to return if we pass back through Mississippi.


January 2020

Experience matters

Our hosts have furbished two rv pads in a very pretty part of our country. One for them and one for visitors.
From our prospective, their rving experience has enabled them to provide a great setup for some lucky boondockers. Thanks to our hosts, we had a peaceful overnight and were able to do a little laundry as a bonus.



January 2020

Nice stay off the Natchez Trace

We had a great time at this beautiful hideaway off the Natchez Trace. The spot was easy enough to back into, even with the rainy conditions we arrived it. The host has done a great job with the place. The drive in was beautiful, worth the stop if you are in the area!


December 2019

Full Service Site and Friendly Host

We arrived just before dark - after a couple of adjustments, we got into our spot. J arrived just as we were setting up...told us about the services (50 amp, water and grey water disposal) AND he offered up his washer and dryer! So helpful and friendly...we would definitely stop in again. Thanks TheHatchPad!


December 2019

Belle place tranquille

Nous avons passé deux belles nuits à cet endroit.
Quel belle tranquillité dans la forêt.
Nous avons rencontré nos hôtes la journée de notre départ, très accueillant, gentille et généreux.

Merci beaucoup de votre accueil.

Ces hôtes sont sur la Natez Trace, c’est à voir.


November 2019

Short but sweet

We didn’t have a long stay, as we arrived just before sunset and left fairly early in the morning, but we enjoyed the spot and J was very easygoing and pleasant. He made sure we had everything we needed to set up. When we left this morning, we were close enough to drive to the Cypress Swamp Nature Trail and the Natchez Trace Trail where we had nice walks with our dogs. Hopefully we will be back sometime for a longer stay.


November 2019

Convenient and friendly

Our hosts very very friendly and informative. The location was great and we will be back the next time we are in the area. Thanks TheHatchPad!

A former member

November 2019

Fantastic hosts.

We were greeted upon arrival. The host helped us settle in and hook up. They’ve travelled extensively and we had a nice chat. They took us to a local restaurant where we had our first southern food buffet. Yuummm! The location was very quiet. Thanks for the hookup. All the best with your families.


October 2019

The proprietors are friendly and welcoming

Mr. Hatchpad arrived while we were still attempting to back into his driveway with our 41' fiver. He offered to do the job and did it much faster than we could have, assuming that we could have. The couple had full timed in a fiver for a while and he was much more adept at maneuvering our RV. We didn't have much time to socialize due to conflicting schedules and the incessant rain. His facilities were better than many RV campgrounds.

All in all, it was an enjoyable stay. FWIW, Mr. Hatchpad makes a really refreshing cider.

Our gratitude and thanks to both of them.


July 2019

Great place to stay a day or two on your travels

TheHatchPad offers full hookups with 50 amps. Just be really careful when you are backing into his place if you have a 40 footer. We really enjoyed our stay.


June 2019

Wonderful hosts

Many thanks to TheHatchPad ( J & B ) for a great stay. Enjoyed hearing about your travels and appreciated the electric hookup. Would love to stay with you sometime in the future and if you get to Florida please give me a call.


June 2019

Great Stop

Awesome hosts and a beautiful property I hope we can return here


May 2019

Staying on the trace!

Our stay was great we were very comfortable and accommodations were very nice! TheHatchpad is a great place to hop on Natchez trace and explore! Top notch!!


April 2019

Just as expected!

It's a nice little place and the hosts are friendly, sadly we didn't have the time to get to know them better. Would definitely sleep here again !


April 2019

On The Trace

Great host with easy access to the Natchez Trace Parkway. Had a fun talking with our host about all our mishaps while RVing over the years.

You do need to navigate some to back into your slot and several neighbors do have dogs that bark at night. Not an issue if you close your windows but noticeable if open.


April 2019

Great host!

Had a nice time staying with hosts. Very quiet area, level spot. Would love to stay with them again if in the area. Thank you.


March 2019

Hooray for the Hatch Pad

Sweet. Our first Boondockers stay and we lucked into John and Bridget. The spot is rustic but comes with electric and water and the use of a garden hose to drain the grey tank. But - the crowning glory has been our hosts, or rather our new forever friends. (And we wondered if they might be serial killers while driving to their place). They just happened to be on the Natchez Trace. We have really enjoyed exploring this historic road and some of the towns around this part of the 440 mile Trace. We even managed to break a window on our trailer (we are back up nerds) and were invited to stay as needed while our insurance and repair facilities work out the details. We are so happy John and Bridget happened to us. Thumbs up for the Hatch Pad.


March 2019

Great couple with a great site

What a pair of nice people. They allowed us to stay on their site for the night plus took us out for a good meal. We had a great time. We would recommend anyone to stop here Thanks again.


March 2019

Wonderful hospitality

Thanks J & B. We had a lovely evening staying at the Hatchpad. It is very generous of you to put in such a nice parking pad for overnight guests. And utilities too! What a treat.


March 2019

Wonderful couple, site in progress

These guys are so wonderful and Wolfpack is so grateful for staying at their site. They know the area well. J and B have been working on the site turning things into a full-timer home. They will help any way they can and J helped us out the whole way. The lot they have, seems to have needed a lot of work and J has been doing his best. We stayed here after days of rain so got to see the ugly side. Didn't get to walk any trails they recommended because of weather. I do want other campers to know, that J is working on making things better as time goes by and things are shaping up. Do know that the road is the only place to really walk on the site. J put out some rugs to help us out. Our 40 ft motorhome was a first for J and we were up to the test of seeing how his pad will hold up. It did well and he will be packing it some more soon. Internet is scarce. We tried with Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile. Only Verizon would work throughout, Sprint got 1 bar towards entrance, T-Mobile dead about 5 miles before we got there. I would stay again, if it hasn't rained recently. Dry season is probably really good here.


March 2019

Lovely work in progress

The hosts spent years on the road, and are wise to what RVers need, as well as extraordinarily friendly folk. Because their site’s deep in the woods, do your best to get there before dark - the trees all around keep even the moon and stars hidden! Quiet, peaceful and friendly.


March 2019

A nice site on the Natchez Trace.

The site is easy to find and conveniently situated on the Natchez trace pkwy. Sorry the weather didn’t allowed us to chat more with them. Thanks again for hosting us. Maybe we’ll meet again in the future.


February 2019

Nice people

We had a very good experience here! Hosts were very nice and helpful. BEAUTIFUL area that feels very safe. Will definitely stop by again!!


February 2019

An over night stay

Property was ready to find. John is doing work on the property so it is a bit tough to arrive and turn a car and take around, but we were successful. The location is great for hiking and exploring the area.


February 2019

Amazing experience!

This was our first time using our membership and we couldn’t have been more delighted. John & Bridget are friendly, gracious, and extremely helpful hosts! We got in after dark and they came out and helped us get setup for the night. In the morning John helped us get turned around and even fixed a broken light on our U-Haul tow dolly!! We truly couldn’t have asked for a better experience and the drive down Nachez Trace is gorgeous to boot! Can’t wait till we pass through next time to stay again.

Thanks for everything folks! Best wishes and safe travels,
April, Jenn, and the kids


January 2019

Right off the Natchez Trace!

Fantastic location less than a quarter mile of the Natchez Trace. Quiet rural area in the woods. The hosts have setup a spot for multiple RV's with power and water on gravel. We spent one night but thoroughly enjoyed the spot and the generous hospitality and conversation. The approach is a bit narrow so longer trailers may need to adjust a few times but the road is not busy.


January 2019


John was very accommodating despite the rains. We came late and left early. Site is primitive and while electric and water are available, standing water prohibited us from connecting. Will be a nice stop once they progress with their project.


December 2018

Great hosts

We arrived a little later than planned and John and Bridget took the time to welcome us. The are great hosts and helped us set up our rig in the Dark. They have a very nice property! Thank again, hoping to see you in Canada!


December 2018

Great Communication

We were very impressed with the communication skills our hosts displayed in offering their hospitality. The location is fantastic, just off the Natchez Trace, and they even offered electric and water hookups. We passed like ships in the night, never meeting face to face, but really wish we could have met our hosts for the evening! Thanks again for the respite!


December 2018

Incredibly kind and generous

What a beautiful spot to take a break for the night. Our hosts were so incredibly kind and generous- To the point we felt guilty. I have heard of Southern hospitality but had never experienced it. That saying comes to mind, you may forget things people say but you never forget the way a person makes you feel. Their warmth and generosity is humbling. What a treat to meet people like our hosts. Sure hope we get to return the favour one day.
Many thanks
Charlene and Jim


December 2018

Great location with great hosts....

The Hatchpad couple were great hosts.
They are in an amazing location right off the Natchez Trace Parkway, which must be driven, biked and hiked to believe. We were made to feel very welcome, from being personally guided into out parking space (which had 30 amp electric and water) to having a large doormat placed outside our entry door to keep the dirt off our shoes!
Unfortunately due to their busy schedules we didn't have a chance to "chew the fat" as much as we would have liked to.
Do yourself a favor and visit these folks, you won't be disappointed.

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