Places to Camp in Mississippi

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.

Best Camping Sites in Mississippi (336)

    Camper-submitted photo from Buccaneer State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Buccaneer State Park Campground
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    1.

    Buccaneer State Park Campground

    47 Reviews
    129 Photos
    244 Saves
    Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

    Welcome to Buccaneer State Park Campground, nestled near the charming town of Waveland, MS. This place is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy a mix of beachside relaxation and outdoor adventure. The campground is open year-round, so you can plan your visit whenever it suits you best.

    One of the standout features here is the proximity to the beach. Just a short walk from your campsite, you can enjoy the Gulf's sandy shores and stunning sunsets. The campground itself is surrounded by beautiful trees, providing plenty of shade and a bit of privacy, especially in the Treasure Cove loop. If you're into nature trails, you'll find some great paths to explore, including bike-friendly routes that take you through scenic swamps.

    For those traveling with kids, the campground offers a lot of fun activities. There's a large playground and even a water park with pools and slides, though these are seasonal. The game room and small store on-site add to the convenience, making it easy to grab any essentials you might have forgotten.

    Amenities are pretty solid here. You'll find clean bathrooms with hot showers, electric and sewer hookups, and even a laundromat, though it can be hit or miss with machines in service. Pets are welcome, but make sure to keep them on a leash.

    Visitors have mentioned that the campground is big-rig friendly and has level pads, making it a good spot for RVs. The park staff are known to be helpful and friendly, adding to the overall positive experience.

    So, whether you're here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, Buccaneer State Park Campground offers a great mix of natural beauty, family-friendly activities, and essential amenities. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Tishomingo State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tishomingo State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Tishomingo State Park Campground

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    Tishomingo State Park Campground

    46 Reviews
    188 Photos
    147 Saves
    Tishomingo, Mississippi

    There are several options when it comes to staying overnight. The park offers 62 RV campsites, primitive campsite area, 6 cabins, 1 cottage, and a group camp facility. The campground is wooded and follows the edge of Haynes Lake. Cabins are located in a wooded area on rocky bluffs above Bear Creek.

    Reservations are encouraged.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $26 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Davis Bayou Campground — Gulf Islands National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Davis Bayou Campground — Gulf Islands National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Davis Bayou Campground — Gulf Islands National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Davis Bayou Campground — Gulf Islands National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Davis Bayou Campground — Gulf Islands National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Davis Bayou Campground — Gulf Islands National Seashore

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    Davis Bayou Campground — Gulf Islands National Seashore

    38 Reviews
    126 Photos
    161 Saves
    Ocean Springs, Mississippi

    Overview

    Davis Bayou Campground is located east of downtown Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and is a part of Gulf Islands National Seashore. Visitors enjoy the campground for its easy access to boating, fishing, biking and hiking trails.

    Recreation

    Davis Bayou offers many recreational opportunities for visitors year-round such as fishing, boating, biking, bird watching, picnicking and attending ranger-led programs. Visitors may also enjoy hiking along the Davis Bayou Trail, which takes visitors through a coastal forest and over two local bayous, with an opportunity to see alligators and other reptiles. The campground offers easy access, a 1/2 mile, to the park's boat launch, as well as the scenic Davis Bayou Trail. The fishing pier, located near the Visitor Center, may be used by visitors who possess a Mississippi State Saltwater Fishing License.

    Facilities

    This small, yet quaint, campground is open for reservations year-round. It contains 52 sites with electric and water hookups. Sites can accommodate tents and RVs, big or small. The majority of the sites are 40+ feet in length. A group site, with water hookup, is also available to parties with a minimum of 10 individuals and a maximum of 40.__ Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station.

    Natural Features

    The campground is nestled among live oaks and pine trees and is adjacent to a saltwater marsh. Most campsites offer some shade throughout the day and all offer a tranquil setting for migratory bird watching and picnicking.

    Nearby Attractions

    Davis Bayou is home to many of the park's highly visited barrier islands, such as Horn, Petit Bois, East Ship and West Ship islands. Private boaters may enjoy fishing and swimming, as well as beach combing and bird watching. Private boaters may also enjoy island camping on all islands except West Ship Island, which is only open to visitors from sunrise to sunset. The barrier islands are accessible by boat only, therefore you may visit with your own boat or by private charter. Visitors may call 228-875-9057, ext. 114, for a list of park-approved licensed boat operators. Ferries run to West Ship Island from Gulfport, MS during the months March through October. For more information about the ferry service, please call Ship Island Excursions at 228-864-1014.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $30 - $100 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Roosevelt State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Roosevelt State Park Campground
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    4.

    Roosevelt State Park Campground

    30 Reviews
    85 Photos
    158 Saves
    Morton, Mississippi

    Welcome to Roosevelt State Park Campground, nestled near Morton, MS. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature while still enjoying some comforts. The campground is open year-round and offers a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations, making it a versatile choice for all types of campers.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of trails. Visitors rave about the miles of hiking and biking paths that wind through the natural landscape. If you're into fishing, the beautiful lake views and ample fishing spots will keep you busy. Swimming and boating are also popular activities, so don't forget your gear.

    The campground itself is well-maintained with spacious sites that offer a good amount of privacy. You'll find amenities like electric and water hookups, showers, and toilets. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. There's even a market nearby for any last-minute supplies you might need.

    Families love this place for weekend getaways, and it's easy to see why. The park is big-rig friendly and allows campfires, making it perfect for those cozy nights under the stars. Plus, there's a playground for the kids and plenty of open space for them to run around.

    In short, Roosevelt State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for a relaxing and enjoyable camping experience. Whether you're here for the trails, the lake, or just some peace and quiet, you're bound to have a great time.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Whitten Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Whitten Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Whitten Park Campground

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    Whitten Park Campground

    24 Reviews
    94 Photos
    69 Saves
    Fulton, Mississippi

    Overview

    ATTENTION: Whitten Campground will be closed September 8, 2024 - February 1, 2025 for renovations. We are sorry for the incovenience, but hope you enjoy the park even more once work is completed. Whitten Park Campground attracts thousands of outdoor enthusiasts for picnicking, fishing and swimming on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Easy access to three boat docks, nature trails and a sandy swimming beach with a gazebo overlooking the waterway, make Whitten Park a welcoming destination for campers. Whitten Park is also referred to as Fulton Campground because of its location in Fulton, Mississippi.

    Recreation

    Anglers can try their luck on the fishing dock or go off-shore in search of bass and crappie. Hikers will enjoy many nature trails, which weave through wooded wildlife habitats.

    Facilities

    Anglers can try their luck on the fishing dock or go off-shore in search of bass and crappie. Hikers will enjoy many nature trails, which weave through wooded wildlife habitats.

    Natural Features

    The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway extends 234 miles from the Tennessee River to the junction of the Tombigbee River in Alabama. The man-made waterway connects the nation's midsection of commercial water transportation with the Gulf of Mexico. Features include ten lock and dams, Gainesville Lake, Aliceville Lake, Columbus Lake and Aberdeen Lake.

    Nearby Attractions

    Tupelo, Mississippi, known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley, is 15 miles west.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $22 - $28 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from LeFleur's Bluff State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from LeFleur's Bluff State Park Campground
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    LeFleur's Bluff State Park Campground

    23 Reviews
    67 Photos
    98 Saves
    Jackson, Mississippi

    LeFleur's Bluff provides a lush green spot in the heart of urban Jackson. In addition to camping, fishing, picnic spots, and nature trails, the 305-acre park features a nine-hole golf course and a driving range. The park is named for Louis LeFleur, a French-Canadian explorer who established a trading post on the banks of the Pearl River in the late 1700s. The City of Jackson was originally known as "LeFleur's Bluff." Today Mississippi's vibrant capital city combines the warmth and charm of its rich cultural heritage with exciting activities and attractions and contemporary lifestyles. Visitors to Jackson discover a diversity of museums, unlimited shopping and dining, and a calendar of events packed with activities to suit every mood.

    The 28 sites available for tent and RV camping are equipped with water and electrical hook-ups. The developed camping area also features a central sewage dumping station and a bathhouse with hot showers. All campsites are available for advanced reservations. Smoking is not allowed in any Mississippi government building.

    Ten shaded primitive tent sites located near the lake and within walking distance to water and showers are available. This area is ideal for scout groups.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Hernando Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Hernando Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Hernando Point
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    Camper-submitted photo from Hernando Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Hernando Point

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    Hernando Point

    22 Reviews
    37 Photos
    74 Saves
    Coldwater, Mississippi

    Overview

    Hernando Point Recreation Area sits along Arkabutla Lake and Dam in the hills of northwest Mississippi. The dam project is on the Coldwater River and offers some of the best sailing east of the Mississippi River.

    Recreation

    Families come to Arkabutla Lake to enjoy the great outdoors by fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and biking. Wildlife management areas around Arkabutla Lake boast a combined 30,000 acres of public hunting lands where whitetail deer, wild turkeys, quail and waterfowl roam. Several trails wind around the lake and throughout the nearby landscape. The Coldwater River Nature Trail System encompasses two hiking trails as well as an interpretive trail that helps educate hikers on the wildlife and ecosystem. The Swinging Bridge Nature Trail is also nearby, and includes a section of land that was part of the river prior to the dam being built. This trail is also an interpretive educational trail. Thousands of people each year visit Arkabutla Lake to go fishing. The lake is home to several species of native fish to Mississippi waters, such as largemouth bass, bream, catfish and crappie.

    Facilities

    Families come to Arkabutla Lake to enjoy the great outdoors by fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and biking. Wildlife management areas around Arkabutla Lake boast a combined 30,000 acres of public hunting lands where whitetail deer, wild turkeys, quail and waterfowl roam. Several trails wind around the lake and throughout the nearby landscape. The Coldwater River Nature Trail System encompasses two hiking trails as well as an interpretive trail that helps educate hikers on the wildlife and ecosystem. The Swinging Bridge Nature Trail is also nearby, and includes a section of land that was part of the river prior to the dam being built. This trail is also an interpretive educational trail. Thousands of people each year visit Arkabutla Lake to go fishing. The lake is home to several species of native fish to Mississippi waters, such as largemouth bass, bream, catfish and crappie.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated on the waterfront, among rolling hills forested with a shady mixture of oak, hickory, beech, sweet gum and birch trees.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Lost Indian Spring Disc Golf Course is just below the Arkabutla Dam near Pratt Road. The course has 18 holes and is free to the public. The Senatobia Wetlands project is just a 30-minute drive from the park. It provides visitors with educational displays and an area to observe wildlife and waterfowl.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Once your reservation has been crated, there will be a $10.00 fee to cancel and a $10.00 fee to change your site or dates. Cancellations made the day before, or up to the day after your arrival date will also be charged the first nighs use fee. No-shows are charged a $20.0.0 fee plus the first nights use fee. If your reservation is for 1 night, and you have been charged the first nights use fee, there is no $10.00 service fee.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Clarkco State Park Campground
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    8.

    Clarkco State Park Campground

    19 Reviews
    59 Photos
    76 Saves
    Quitman, Mississippi

    Welcome to Clarkco State Park Campground, nestled near Quitman, Mississippi. This spot is a favorite among campers for its beautiful lake and well-maintained facilities. The campground offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and cozy cabins.

    One of the standout features here is the lake, perfect for kayaking, fishing, or just soaking in the serene views. The lakefront sites are particularly popular, offering a picturesque setting right by the water. If you're into hiking, you'll love the trails that wind through the park, providing a great way to explore the natural beauty of the area.

    Families will appreciate the playgrounds and the two roped-off swimming areas in the lake, making it a great spot for kids to splash around. There's also a boat ramp if you're looking to get out on the water. For those who prefer a bit more comfort, the campground has premium sites with 50/30 amp sewer and water hookups.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just make sure to keep them on a leash and clean up after them. The campground also allows alcohol and campfires, so you can enjoy a relaxing evening by the fire with your favorite drink.

    Visitors have praised the friendly staff and the clean, well-maintained facilities, including the restrooms and showers. The park also has a market for any essentials you might need during your stay.

    Whether you're here for a quick overnight stop or a longer stay, Clarkco State Park Campground offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of amenities to make your visit enjoyable.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $28 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cajun RV Park
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    Cajun RV Park

    19 Reviews
    77 Photos
    78 Saves
    Biloxi, Mississippi

    The office is located in the same building which once served as a projection room and concession stand for what used to be a drive-in movie theatre. This building also houses the laundry room, bath house restrooms, and lounge; being adjacent to the swimming pool and playground.

    Free Wi-Fi
    Complimentary Cable TV
    Complimentary Coffee & Danish Each Morning in Lounge
    Sand Volleyball Court
    2 Large Lighted Pavilions
    Outdoor Fireplace
    Horseshoe pits
    Cornhole Boards
    
    Laundry room
    Men’s and Women’s bath houses and restrooms
    Charcoal grills
    Convenient viewing along Hwy 90 for park guests.
    Spacious areas for parking tow-trailers or extra vehicles
    Playground
    Swimming Pool
    
    Dog Park
    Most Pets Welcome*
    Propane Available
    Centrally Located to Many Attractions
    Across the Street from 26 Miles of White Sand Beaches
    Seasonal Park Activities for registered guests
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $55 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Paul B. Johnson State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paul B. Johnson State Park Campground
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    Paul B. Johnson State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    34 Photos
    100 Saves
    Purvis, Mississippi

    Welcome to Paul B. Johnson State Park Campground! Nestled near Hattiesburg, MS, this campground offers a great spot for year-round camping. Whether you're in a tent, RV, or looking for a cozy cabin, there's something here for everyone.

    One of the standout features is the beautiful Geiger Lake, perfect for kayaking, canoeing, and even a bit of swimming. Some campsites offer stunning views of the lake, making it a prime spot for a relaxing getaway. The park is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    The campground is equipped with full hookups, including electric, water, and sewer, which makes it convenient for RV campers. There are also showers and restrooms available, though a few visitors have noted they could use a bit of maintenance. If you need to refill your propane tank, you can do that right here in the park.

    For those who enjoy a good campfire, you'll be pleased to know that fires are allowed, and many campers rave about the nightly campfires and the overall cleanliness of the grounds. The park staff are known to be helpful and responsive, ensuring your stay is as pleasant as possible.

    If you're planning a visit, it's worth noting that the park can get crowded on popular weekends, so booking early is a smart move. And if you're a senior, you'll appreciate the great rates available.

    In summary, Paul B. Johnson State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for a family trip, a quiet retreat, or a fun weekend with friends. With its scenic lake, accommodating facilities, and friendly atmosphere, it's no wonder campers keep coming back.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $24 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available in Mississippi?

According to TheDyrt.com, Mississippi offers a wide range of camping options, with 336 campgrounds and RV parks in Mississippi and 15 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground in Mississippi?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground in Mississippi is Buccaneer State Park Campground with a 4-star rating from 47 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping in Mississippi?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 15 free dispersed camping spots in Mississippi.

What are the best parks in Mississippi?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 11 parks in Mississippi that allow camping, notably Gulf Islands National Seashore and Homochitto National Forest.