Southwest Tennessee RV Itinerary

All along mighty I-40 in Southwest Tennessee, RV travelers will find interesting attractions and unforgettable scenery. Combine that with RV parks brimming with Southern hospitality, and you have the makings of a great springtime adventure! Follow along with us as we map a Southwest Tennessee RV itinerary.

Memphis to Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Memphis, of course, is a rollicking Mississippi River town and home to all things Elvis. Start your trip with a stay at Graceland RV Campground, next door to the late superstar’s estate. Once you’ve toured Graceland, eaten a little barbecue and absorbed the blues on Beale Street, plan time for a stop at Shelby Farms Park, just east of the Memphis metro area off Germantown Parkway. More than four thousand acres of well-planned parkway, including thirty bodies of water, will give active campers the chance to hike, bike and fish in a beautiful setting.

Then it’s on down the road (I-40) about an hour east of Memphis to Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, where an incredible variety of songbird species fill the spring skies with song and color. You might also have the good fortune to see bald eagles, river otters and dozens of other wildlife species along the park’s scenic drives.

If you’re ready to rest for the night, we’ve heard good things about Joy-O RV Park at Denmark, TN. It’s just off I-40 in a beautiful country setting.

Alamo, Bell and Jackson
The next morning, you’re in for a treat. Two great attractions can be found just sixteen miles north of I-40 on Hwy 412. Located between the towns of Bells and Alamo, Green Frog, Tennessee is a quaint village determined to preserve the state’s great past. Be sure to visit the Cotton Museum of the South before heading one more mile up the highway to the entrance of the Tennessee Safari Park. Endangered species share the rolling pastures of Hillcrest Farm, owned by the same family since the days of Andrew Jackson.

Once you’ve absorbed the beauty and history of the Tennessee countryside, turn back toward I-40 and the multiple attractions of Jackson, Tennessee. One of the most popular is Casey Jones Village and Museum, where history, entertainment and great southern hospitality blend to create a day-long destination for RV travelers.

Have more time to spend in Jackson? Old-time music fans will love a trip to the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame. We’ve also heard rave reviews about Century Farm Winery near Jackson, where the Spivey Family has farmed since 1830.

A railroad museum, a movie car museum and Civil War Salem Cemetery Battlefield add to the appeal for RV campers lucky enough to find Jackson, Tennessee. Hoping to enjoy some baseball while on vacation? Be sure to check the schedule for the Jackson Generals, minor league team for the Seattle Mariners.

The natural beauty and historical significance of Southwest Tennessee shouldn’t be missed by RV travelers. Start planning your springtime itinerary now, and be sure to let us know if we can help with an RV rental.

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