Natchez Trace State Park was named for the famous Natchez to Nashville highway, an important wilderness road during the early 18th and early 19th centuries. With the many acres of scenic woodlands, the park also includes four lakes, a swimming beach, a 20-unit resort inn and restaurant complex, cabins, group lodge, facilities for fishing and boating, camping areas, picnicking sites, playgrounds, a ballfield, a regulation pistol firing range, picturesque hiking trails, a wrangler camp, 250 miles of horse riding trails, a park store, and archery range. Here, too, is the third largest pecan tree in North America!<br><br><b>Directions:</b> Natchez Trace is located in Carroll, Henderson, and Benton counties in West Tennessee. It lies 40 miles northeast of Jackson and six miles northeast of Lexington on Interstate 40 between Nashville and Memphis. Main entrance to the Park is Interstate 40, Exit 116, Natchez Trace Park Exit.