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Small, good kayaking

The park is on the smaller side with plenty of cabins and good places to kayak, canoe, and fish. The bayou is very nice. The pool is a little run down looking as of late summer 2019. We went trial hiking but this was a little difficult as the walking trails aren’t really maintained (the horse trails are maintained and clearly marked).

Beautiful Campground

Nice level sites.  Many outside sites are well shaded, clean.

We asked for our money back

We originally planned to stay 2 nights but after seeing the extremely cluttered and somewhat dirty office we decided to stay and paid for 1 night. We were directed to our campsite only to find that the sites are extremely narrow and close together. If your RV has opposing slides you probably won’t fit. The campground appeared to be filled with full time old units that were not kept in the best condition. The utilities were not in the best condition and we were afraid to connect to the power. We ended up not even setting up and instead went back and asked for a refund.

Good place to stay if you want to see the sites in Vicksburg

Of the 3 campgrounds in the Vicksburg area that we viewed, Ameristar RV Resort park was the best.  

The lady in the cg office was pleasant and helpful. Gave us a discount for being a Good Sam member. The office is only open from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. & the pool closes when the office does. You can check in at the hotel front desk after hours. There is shuttle service to the casino and they will pick you up and drop you off at your site.

The sites are all pull-thru and full hookup,  but most are fairly unlevel. Cable tv is available at each site. 

The bathrooms and showers are clean and modern. There is no bench to put your things on, but hooks and a towel bar are available. There is also a clean and modern laundry room.  Wifi is available at the office. 

There is a short steep grade getting down to the cg.

Avoid at all costs as it looks like it lost the battle

I would give this campground less than 1 star if possible.  We did not stay here, but drove through the campground on 8-4-2019.  
The campground and motel appear to cater to those who would otherwise be homeless. The RV's that are in the cg are old, dilapidated with blue tarps on some of the roofs and junk and garbage outside many of the RV's. The sites are small and the hookups are questionable. 

It is sad that this cg that is so close to the Battlefield is in such a state of disrepair.

Relaxing

Stayed in a cabin which had everything we needed. Very relaxing. Beautiful setting. Got awesome sunrise photos. Woodpeckers very active in the morning. Cabins are close to the bayou. Would be very cautious with children.

Cute & quaint

The people were lovely and helpful. The place was definitely big enough for everyone who is there, site size is fine. If arriving late just know it is minimally lit and the sites are not numbered. For us it took a great deal of time figuring out where we were supposed to be. There is no late arrival staff so we kind of had to just give in and put the tent up wherever we could after circling around. That’s just circumstantial though, arriving during daylight hours could solve that. I have a 3 star review for the conditions of the shower/bathroom combos. There are three of them. All three of them were dirty and smelled heavily of cigarette smoke with very little ventilation. There wasn’t any sign that said don’t smoke inside so I wouldn’t rate this place as very kid friendly. Not safe for children as of now. Fine for adults though.

Close to Casino

Affiliated with the casino. Inexpensive with full hookups. Pet friendly and people friendly.  Some full timers but a nice place. Transportation to and from casinos provided.

Close to Battlefield park

Close to Battlefield Park was the best thing. Sites were okay but road around park not good. Not what I would call family friendly. We just stayed for a place to sleep.

Beautiful

Just what I needed today. Quiet and clean

Great overnight 👍

Stayed 1 night in site 26, PT FHU on grass. Close to the interstate, quiet and beautiful sunset next to the pond, safe and tons of big pull thrus. This is our second time staying here. We did not use the amenities as we are self-sufficient and did not meet the staff as we were in/out after hours. It rained all night and was a little wet; the sites are grass. Will def stay again 👍

Great stay

Close to Vicksburg Military Park. Full hook ups for our RV.

Good location

This was a great location if wanting to camp near the Vicksburg National military park. We walked to the park. Very few tent spots and most were in disrepair. The bathrooms were ok, they tried to keep them clean. The staff was friendly. Lots of highway noise, lots of noise from the permanent residents and their dogs. No wifi, no water.

Great place for camping!

Great place for camping! I believe it is first come first serve, so get there early on holiday weekends.

Nice, quiet, peaceful

I loved this campground. Not a lot of activities but well kept, fairly small. Very friendly people running it. Loved watching the ducks and geese get fed in morning.Would recommend this campground. Sits in a reservoir. Very pretty area

Great place

Wonderful place for a picnic and walk around the old town of Rocky Springs! There is also an old open church there that you can walk in!

Very nice renovated facilities!

This is a hidden gem north of Bastrop, Louisiana. Have camped here on multiple occasions. Every time there have been very few campers so it's almost like having the entire campgrounds to yourself. Raccoons are very curious and obviously human fed because they will walk right up to you. Best feature in the park is the Chemin-A-Haut Creek were 1000 year old Cypress trees are scattered throughout. Rent a kayak or canoe to paddle to them.

Tents and Thunderstorms

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, Louisiana Park: There is a lot to do at this park. There is a beach and swimming hole but you have to leave out of the park to access it. It is not far and your fee into the park covers the north marina and swimming area. Bike riding, canoe rental or bring your own, fishing off the bank or bring a boat, hiking trails through the Black Bear Habitat, splash pad. The park is rather small, but packs a lot of activity.

Campground and Site 28: This site has electric, water, sewer (we did not need), fire pit, grill, wifi, picnic table and latern hook. There are 2 nice trees for a hammock. Wonderful campground hosts. Very active and on top of stuff like trash and bathrooms. This campground is designed for RV's but we were welcome with our tents. There were only 4 tents set up in the campground and we had (2) of them. Some spots have tons of shade while other have very little. There is a nice bathhouse. There are only 2 shower stalls, but they are huge and clean. There is a laundry room with a coke machine inside. It stormed the night we arrived so our site was a bit flooded. Saturday dried everything up quickly while we took the boys fishing and swimming.

Toward the north end of the park there are cabins and lodges for rent.

Nearby: Poverty Point World Heritage Area. This historic site has a fee of $4 per person.

We had a great time in spite of the rain and will go back when it is cooler to do more hiking and bear watching.

So this campground seems abandoned basically.

The light on the post above a very worn sign was lit. The cafe on site is closed, the water hookups for RVs produced nothing upon turning the handles. I didn't try the outlets on the sites. The light bulb outside of the building with a men's bathroom sign was lit but there was no sign indicating another door for women, and upon trying the men's the door was screwed shut. Ultimately I slept in the car with my two kids instead of setting up camp, peed in some bushes and bathed us clothed with cold hose water from the back of the cafe building in the morning. Nobody showed up to collect money, and there was no box to deposit it. Not terrible if you don't mind roughing it since it was essentially free and very beautiful, peaceful camping spot.

Nice park

Overnight camping with small trailer. Nice facilities. Water has been high for a few months so its ugly and not so useable. There’s supposed to be a route by canoe to old growth trees but water is too high

Nothing Fancy

This little campground is nestled along the Natchez Trace Parkway at mile marker 54.8 (https://www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/upload/NATRmap_1_113_web.pdf).

This is a FREE first come, first serve campground that offers 22 sites. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring and flat real estate for setting up your tent. The campground is well shaded and can accommodate RVs but there are no hook ups available. There are a few bathrooms that have flush toilets and sinks but there are not showers available.

It's a small facility that gets moderate use but appears to be well maintained. While black bears aren't prolific in the area they have been spotted. Be sure to store all food and scented items in your vehicle if possible.