As we traveled east from Louisiana to Alabama on I-20 we crossed the Mississippi River into Vicksburg and stopped at the Welcome Center to take a break. It was drizzling rain but we were still able to have a beautiful view of the mighty Mississippi.
After our short stop we continued on our journey. Our destination was Prairie Creek Campground near Lownesboro, Alabama, the first Corps of Engineers park we ever stayed in. Were we pleasantly surprised back in 2007 to find big sites, paved pads and a well maintained park. Ever since that first stay in a COE campground we look for them whenever we are traveling.
Our second visit to the campground did not disappoint. When we weren’t enjoying the view of the Alabama River from our site we took a drive to explore the dam.
The sunsets were gorgeous right from our site.
What a great ending to our spring road trip!
9 thoughts on “A stop beside the Alabama River”
Missisippi is quite impressive, what a large river! Your sunset picture over Alamaba River is beautiful:)
Thank you! The Mississippi River is very wide in Vicksburg and has a lot of barge traffic.
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Wow, what a beautiful sunset photo!!! Having lived one block from the mighty Mississippi, the sights, sounds and smells are part of us. I miss the sweet smell of the river and the barge fog horns late at night.
I am glad you experienced a lovely trip and that you are home safely.
I love the Mississippi River and I never get tired of seeing it. It’s funny, in our previous stays in Vicksburg we had never stopped to see the view of the river from the Visitor’s Center before.
Another fine COE to add to our southerly travels….love being on the water!
Beautiful place and nice campground! We are going to start looking for some COEs when we travel further from home, too.
I highly recommend them! If you have the federal Senior Pass you get a discount on the camping fee, usually half price.
It looks like a wonderful place but have to say that sunset picture is spectacular. Wow!
Thank you! It was even better in person!
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