Pickwick Landing State Park has a dizzying array of offerings, many of which don’t necessarily appeal to tent campers, like a lodge and golf course. However, it also has features that do lure our kind, like Bruton Branch Recreation Area, with a 34-site tent campground overlooking Pickwick Lake. Recreation here is, not surprisingly, water based. Bruton Branch stands alone, a 350-acre parcel of land across the river from the rest of the state park, which has the lodge and another, more-developed campground.
Just outside the park, is the site of one of the most notorious battlefields in the United States— Shiloh. Absorbing the history of this major Civil War conflict was certainly a worthwhile day in my life. Come to Pickwick; stay at Bruton Branch and tour Shiloh National Military Park while you are here.
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