Originally Posted by rebel beck
Wal Doxey State Park is great but it's out from Holly Springs Ms. about 40 to 50 miles North West to Memphis. It's a great park we stay there a lot. You do have to have a reservation. The crime rate is really bad in Memphis so be very careful.
Thanks. We will be 14 miles northwest of Memphis in Arkansas, so from what I see, it's fairly rural. The crime thing is always questionable. Yeah, every town has its bad sides so we are pretty observant of that. But crime statistics sometimes are really misused and don't take into account the metropolitan area as a whole. I hate to label any city in general as being dangerous or bad based on statistics alone which tend to tie to boundaries.
If you were in St. Louis you might think that it's one big city, but instead you will find 103 municipalities (cities), that surround the STL city boundaries. So crime stats really don't tell the whole story.
So we will be observant while visiting. Thanks for your concern.