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Camping in Mississippi

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Mississippi

About Mississippi Camping

Mississippi may be the birthplace of The Blues, but it’s also a camper’s paradise. With an abundance of streams, rivers—most notably the mighty Mississippi River—and miles of coastline along the Gulf of Mexico, as well as a seemingly never-ending array of national forests, parks and wildlife refuges, camping in Mississippi should be on every camping enthusiast’s bucket list.

Nicknamed “The Magnolia State” Mississippi is one of the most sought-after destinations for wildlife photographers and bird watchers alike. And if you’re a music fan, the state has a ton of terrific music festivals to plan your next camping trip around.

One of the most popular areas for camping in Mississippi is along the forests of the Natchez Trace, as the southern part of this historic trail runs right through almost the entire state.

Divided into nine sections named after nearby cities and towns, the Natchez Trace is the ideal place to explore Mississippi’s Native American history. Pharr Mounds, located on the Tishomingo-Belmont section of the Natchez Trace, is an ancient burial ground used by nomadic tribes between 100 and 1200 A.D. Another section—Donivan Slough—displays the wonders of Mississippi’s tulip poplars, sycamores and water oaks among the state’s swampy bottomlands.

If you’re an avid camper in the southeast, you’ve most likely camped in the Cumberland Mountains, a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a little elevation. Though Mississippi is a relatively flat state, it doesn’t mean there aren’t mountains. You just have to know where to look.

The town of Iuka, Mississippi has plenty of great camping areas and is located near historic Woodall Mountain. As the state’s highest point—a modest 806 feet—privately-owned Woodall Mountain may not compare to the Cumberland Mountains in size, but its Civil War history is legendary. And with activities such as rock climbing, hiking, canoeing and even disc golf close by, it’s a great way to get the best of all that camping in Mississippi has to offer.

So, come discover the south’s warmest welcome and see how camping in Mississippi feels like coming home.

Recent Reviews In Mississippi

883 Reviews of 338 Mississippi Campgrounds

Sarah H.
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2021

Nice quiet place to stay

This park is a hidden gem right on the Mississippi River. Tons of rv spots and tent camping areas. There wasn't a lot of campers here so we were able to pick a spot away from others. Be aware their site says 52 full service sites, that's a lie! They only have 5 sites that are FULL hookups. All…

Month of VisitJanuary
Fabe D.
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2021

Quiet Swamp

Very clean bathrooms and showers. Campground is within a few miles of main road but seemed very quiet. Surrounding environment was very cool and visitor center had tons of displays. But many of the boardwalks were damaged and closed at the time of our visit.

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Site6
Month of VisitDecember
GThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2021

Will come back!

First time staying here and was pleasantly surprised. The spot was quiet, the check-in was easy, and the sunrise over the lake was great.

All the hookups worked great and I had a nice lake view spot. It was pretty quiet on the Thursday evening I camped in early December, and I’ll be coming back…

  • sunrise from Sineca looking across to Mohawk
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Site27
Month of VisitJanuary
J
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2021

Nice, quiet campground

Campground is in great shape. Well maintained and level spots. Several spots back right up to the water. Perfect for fishers. No wifi availability.

Site60
Month of VisitJanuary
Keisha D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2021

Home Sweet Home

My husband and I won a stay here from a drawing we entered at Camping World. The sites are very spaced out and well maintained. The staff was friendly and very pleasant. Other amenities could use some updating but overall we’re well pleased.

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Site39
Month of VisitDecember
T
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2021

First time was fun.

The primitive camping area was nice. We found a spot by the water. Go early to get a good site. Bathrooms are okay, can use more cleaning. Bath house was decent. Fishing was nice even though we didn’t catch anything.

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Siteprimitive
Month of VisitDecember
C
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Cottage Stay

We stayed in Cottage 1 during our Thanksgiving vacation to visit family. The location was close to family in New Hope and the cottage was nice and cozy. The view of the lake was beautiful in the mornings and we also enjoyed a nice game of disc golf. I gave this stay a 4 out of 5 since there was no…

SiteCOT 1
Month of VisitDecember
Jay A.
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2021

Great place to camp

Better than expected from pictures I saw on the internet. Nice bathrooms. Plenty of spaces on the creek and on the river. There's a small shop in front with camping supplies. Lots of shade. Not too crowded.

Site33
Month of VisitDecember
Chris P.The Dyrt PRO User
dThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2021

Queen of Hearts

The park was filled with friendly campers who made this place enjoyable. The price was a win. The site itself was very basic without Wi-Fi and an old fashion looking water pump. There is a cut field for dogs to run however it is only fenced on 3 sides. Location is in walking distance to the…

SiteBoomtown Casino RV
Month of VisitDecember
NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2021

Awesome

Dates:  year round

Fee:  $7.00  Must have reservations site 18

          $3.00 day use 

Accessible:  No

You must make reservation with 877-444-6777 or recreation.gov

Picnic table, fire ring, lantern pole.  This is dispersed camping but only in the numbered campsites.  Potable water is…

Month of VisitDecember
Jack S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2021

A Great off-season stay

Half of the campground is closed for winter which makes it excellent for biking. The part that's closed is all the way out on the peninsula so I would ride out there at night and watch the sunset all by myself.

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Site53
Month of VisitDecember
M
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Nice place!

Could only stay one night. Definitely will be back! Generously spaced sites, majority are exculpatory. Marina, trails, clean bathrooms. Super nice hosts!

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Site41
Month of VisitDecember
B
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2021

Pretty good

It’s pretty good, clean and well taken care of

Sitecamper lot 11
Month of VisitMarch
NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2021

Best Bargain Longterm

Sites: 6 with water and electric hookups 

Fee:  $35.00 per night $185.00 per week $350.00 per month (30 amp) $390.00 per month (50 amp) 

Cash or check only 

FCFS or call for arrangements Phone: 662-839-2022 

6272 Highway 1 South Glen Allen, MS 

This site is right beside the highway so it might…

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Month of VisitDecember

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