Perfect Picnic Locations in Vicksburg - Visit Vicksburg
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Perfect Picnic Locations in Vicksburg

Couple-Having-a-Picnic-in-VicksburgSometimes, the weather is just too nice to spend your day inside. Instead, grab your family or friends and go for a picnic in the great outdoors. Picnicking in Vicksburg is a treat, with plenty of parks available to lay out your spread. These spaces contain many more attractions than just picnic tables, so you’ll want to check out a few of these ideal picnic spot suggestions from Visit Vicksburg.

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg received its nickname, “The Key to the South” from Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. This proved to be true, as Union and Confederate forces battled for 18 months trying to gain control of the Vicksburg area. Now, the extensive history from that battle and more has been transformed into the beautiful Vicksburg National Military Park, where guests can learn all about the city’s role in the war by touring the grounds and visiting the USS Cairo Museum.

Vicksburg-PicnicOn a long day packed with history and nature, you’re bound to get hungry, which is why there are several designated picnic areas for you to enjoy a packed lunch. The USS Cairo Museum is nearby a handicap-accessible area with picnic tables and close proximity to drinking water and bathroom facilities, making it a great spot to stop and relax for a bit. If you’re participating in the self-guided driving tour, stop 12 along Confederate Ave has an additional picnic spot with tables where you can take a break and refuel for the rest of your excursion.

Riverfront Park

Make a whole day out of your picnic by having it at Riverfront Park, which is packed with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. There are three large pavilions available for bigger groups, and first-come, first-serve picnic tables for individual families. Prepare food beforehand or cook up some burgers and hot dogs on the charcoal grills. The picnic area is handicap accessible, and there are restrooms on-site for convenience.

As the name implies, the park is situated right next to the Mississippi River, near an overlook where you can enjoy great views of the water. There are also four playgrounds and a volleyball court for some fun games, and a walking trail where you can work up an appetite.

Catfish Row Children’s Art Park

Let your kids cool off on a hot day by taking them to the Catfish Row Children’s Art Park, which is open daily until sunset and features a large splash fountain for them to run through. If that wasn’t enough, there are also playgrounds and other fun areas to enjoy. The sprawling lawn and garden areas are the perfect place to take a nice stroll, lay out a blanket and enjoy your meal.

The famous Riverfront murals, which are painted on the floodwall of Levee St, are also easily accessible from the art park. These murals provide a unique and creative way of depicting important moments in Vicksburg’s history along the Mississippi River. With over 30 paintings, there are plenty of events to learn about.

Plan Your Picnic in Vicksburg

Don’t waste a sunny day cooped up inside. Instead, fill your basket with food and head to one of the many parks in the area. With all of the enjoyable locations packed with playgrounds, history and culture, picnicking in Vicksburg is an absolute delight. To begin planning your trip, contact us today and request a free guide from Visit Vicksburg to learn more about all the area has to offer.

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