Five Reasons To Visit Oxford, Mississippi by RV

You may know Oxford, Mississippi as the home of Ole Miss, but did you know this lovely Southern town is also the place to learn a little Southern history, admire plenty of vintage architecture and relax in the beauty of nature? RV travelers hoping for a multi-dimensional camping destination will find all this and more when they visit Oxford. Here are just five of the reasons to visit Oxford, MS by RV.

Oxford, Home of William Faulkner

Rowan Oak, the lovely estate where William Faulkner wrote his classic works, is a place RV travelers love to visit while in Oxford. Stroll the grounds and tour the home where the Nobel Prize winning author retreated from the world to write. Operated by the University of Mississippi, Rowan Oak is a gem of Southern culture. No trip to Oxford is complete without learning more about the life of one of America’s most beloved writers.

Oxford-a Snapshot of History

History and photography buffs will soon be steeped in the rich layers of Oxford’s past, thanks to historic neighborhoods and revered structures throughout town. The Burns Methodist Episcopal Church, St. Peter’s Cemetery and the LQC Lamar House are just three of the places where visitors to Oxford can experience different aspects of Oxford’s fascinating history. Schedule time on your RV camping vacation to Oxford to walk the streets and simply enjoy the view.

Oxford’s Town Square

While you’re savoring the vintage vibe of Oxford, keep it humming with a trip to the city’s downtown square. That’s where you’ll find beloved eateries like the Ajax Diner, offering quintessential Southern cuisine, as well as shops, galleries and plenty to do after dark. Oxford Town Square’s charming architecture invites RVers to linger; in fact, you’ll find enough to fill several days of your vacation here.

Oxford’s Legendary ‘Ole Miss’

Since its first class of students enrolled in 1848, the University of Mississippi has been known as a groundbreaking institution. It’s also charmed visitors with its graceful buildings, Rebel athletic events and the legendary tailgate parties at “The Grove.” Just off downtown Oxford, Ole Miss has loads of antebellum charm while keeping pace with the best educational institutions in the country.

Oxford, MS Outdoors

Hoping to spend some quality time with nature while visiting Oxford? Of course you are, that’s why you prefer to travel by RV! Two lakes and a national forest just a short drive from the city mean RV campers will find plenty of outdoor fun.

Take advantage of the nicely-planned campgrounds at John Kyle State Park, adjacent to Sardis Lake and close enough to Oxford to act as your home base. Get on the water for great crappie fishing or enjoy trails like the Clear Springs Nature Trail for views of a cypress swamp. There’s also an excellent mountain bike trail that leads through forests and meadows around the lake.

Less than an hour south of Oxford, Enid Lake attracts RV campers with a tree-lined campground, excellent fishing and pleasant swimming beaches. The trails are also part of the draw, in particular the hike up to Spyglass Hill.

One more outdoor spot makes our list for Oxford outdoors adventures; Holly Springs National Forest features an attractive RV campground at Chewalla Lake. It’s also a one-hundred-fifty-thousand-acre-plus paradise of forests, streams and ponds bursting with birds and wildlife. Put it on your must-experience list when you come to Oxford.

There you have it, five excellent reasons to visit Oxford, Mississippi by RV. You’ll be charmed by this graceful Southern city and we’d even venture to say you’ll be back soon.

About the Author

Joe Laing is the Marketing Director for El Monte RV Rentals. You can see more great RV vacation ideas in their Monty’s Musings RV Travel Blog and be sure to check out their RV Camping Pictures.

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