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The 10 Best Places to Go Camping in Mississippi

Camping in Mississippi

If you want to experience a fun-packed, family-friendly vacation, Mississippi offers an almost infinite number of campgrounds that fulfill the brief. Some are small and basic, others have more amenities and attractions than a five-star resort. Regardless of whether you want to enjoy a traditional camping experience or something a little more luxurious, you're sure to find something to suit you on our pick of the 10 best places to go camping in Mississippi.

10. Okatoma Resort & RV Park

Located just 70 miles from the Mississippi Gulf Coast is Okatoma Resort & RV Park, an excellent campground with 78 campsites, beautiful lakefront views, and plenty of amenities to enjoy. As well as boasting two equally scenic lakes, the campground also features a heated clubhouse, a library packed with games, books, and puzzles, a pool, and scrupulously clean bathrooms and showers.

9. Magic River Campground

If you're looking for a family-friendly, fun-packed campground located with striking distance of the beaches of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, you'd do well to consider the Magic River Campground. The amenities, which extend to include a swimming pool, a playground, grills, picnic tables, and a comfort room with hot showers, are exceptional, as is the range of activities provided - expect to enjoy hiking, tetherball, campfires, and a fantastic range of seasonal activities.

8. Campground at Barnes Crossing

The secluded, woodland environment of Campground at Barnes Crossing is ideal for guests looking to enjoy a peaceful vacation. The landscaped gardens and shaded woods are perfect for enjoying a picnic or a stroll, while the endless opportunities for bird and wildlife spotting are sure to keep nature lovers happy. Onsite amenities include cable TV, Wifi, laundry facilities, and security. Clean, well maintained, and located within easy reach of nearby shops, restaurants, and attractions, it's a very solid option.

7. Bay Hide Away RV Park and Campground

If you want to stay right next to the coast, the Bay Hide Away RV Park and Campground is well worth considering. It's a little more basic than some of the state's larger, resort-style campgrounds, but there's still plenty of entertainment options to enjoy, including a volleyball/badminton court, horseshoe pits, movie rentals, a swimming pool, 9-hole disc golf, a playground, and various seasonal activities. There's also a heated bathhouse, a clubhouse with a fully equipped kitchen, a pavilion with an outdoor fireplace, and a BBQ porch.

6. Paradise Ranch & Resort

As notes, Paradise Ranch & Resort in Tylertown, Mississippi is a nature lover’s dream. Home to the New Zealand Red Stag Deer and numerous other critters, it offers endless opportunities for wildlife spotting. There's also a blue lagoon to splash around in, a separate lake for bass fishing, and a ton of activities to get involved in. If you want a modern campground with first-rate facilities and peaceful surroundings, it's perfect.

5. Buccaneer State Park

As Only in Your State notes, since Hurricane Katrina devastated the region in 2005, Buccaneer State Park has been beautifully restored and now ranks amongst the best campgrounds in Mississippi. Together with 206 premium campsites with access to full amenities (including sewer hookups), it also offers 70 primitive campsites with outstanding views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. All campsites come with water and electricity, and guests are welcome to make use of the nearby restrooms and central dumping station. The recreational opportunities are exceptional, with everything from disc golf and nature trails to wildlife spotting and beach access on offer. There's also an on-site water park, Buccaneer Bay, to enjoy.

4. Frog Hollow Campground & RV Park

Located in the town of Grenada midway between Memphis, Tennessee, and Jackson, Mississippi, Frog Hollow Campground & RV Park offers everything you need for a relaxing, fun-filled vacation. The surrounding landscape is awesome, as is the faultless range of amenities and activities. Along with free WiFi, a climate-controlled rec room with kitchen facilities, and spotlessly clean restrooms and showers, guests can also expect to enjoy a smorgasbord of fun activities like cricket, marbles, horseshoe, and bocce.

3. Percy Quin State Park

Percy Quin State Park is an outdoor lover's dream. Boasting 1700 acres of stunning natural scenery, not to mention a 490-acre lake and a championship golf course, it offers more opportunities for outdoor recreation than you could fit into a lifetime. Just some of the activities you can expect to enjoy include boating, bird watching, sunbathing on the beach, swimming, jogging around the trails, fishing on the lake, biking, taking the kids to the playground, picnicking, and more besides. The onsite amenities are just as impressive, stretching to include a convention center, an information center, a convenience store, a comfort station and bathhouse, cable TV hookup, and a dump station. A ranger is on hand in case you require any assistance. Pets are permitted, albeit with a few restrictions.

2. Cajun RV Park

Named as one of the best campgrounds in Mississippi by, Cajun RV Park is a step above your typical RV campground. Located in Biloxi on the Gulf of Mexico, it's a deluxe site with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable, enjoyable stay. Just a small selection of the amenities you can expect to enjoy include complimentary coffee and danish pastries at the cafe every morning, free WiFi, complimentary cable TV, a swimming pool, a playground, an outdoor fireplace, and two large lighted pavilions. Pets are permitted and are welcome to take advantage of the handy dog park. There's also a complimentary shuttle to nearby Treasure Bay Casino and a host of seasonal park activities to get involved in. If you're looking for a campground with resort-style facilities and a scenic location, it's perfect.

1. Tishomingo State Park

Tucked away in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains around 45 miles northeast of Tupelo, Tishomingo State Park is awash with scenic beauty. Its wooded campground has won numerous accolades over the years, including being named among Reserve America's “Top 100 Campgrounds.” There are several overnight options available, including 62 RV campsites, a primitive campsite area, 6 cabins, 1 cottage, and a group camp facility. The campground is excellent, but the real attraction is what lies beyond - specifically, the stunning sandstone outcropping of Bear Creek Canyon. Popular activities in the park include hiking, fishing, canoeing, and rock climbing. Reservations are recommended and can be made directly via the state park website.

Dana Hanson

Written by Dana Hanson

Dana has extensive professional writing experience including technical and report writing, informational articles, persuasive articles, contrast and comparison, grant applications, and advertisement. She also enjoys creative writing, content writing on nearly any topic (particularly business and lifestyle), because as a lifelong learner, she loves to do research and possess a high skill level in this area. Her academic degrees include AA social Sci/BA English/MEd Adult Ed & Community & Human Resource Development and ABD in PhD studies in Indust & Org Psychology.

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