stayed here 1 night, part of national park system can use access pass, ac in bathrooms, electric, water, no sewers, has dump station, short drive to great restaurants and casinos!
In order to reserve a space, you will need to check for openings on recreation.gov and then check into the visitors' building. There are showers, bathrooms, and water available on site. There is also a campground host present and a few trails within the park. If you want to go to the beach, Front Beach of Ocean Springs is only a 15 minute drive and it is very clean and uncrowded.
This is a small but very nice campground. It has One bathroom and shower building. We have tent camped here twice. Both times was awesome. My parents have stayed in a camper twice. Cruising the coast is a great time to stay. It books early for that time of the year.
It was great to visit this hidden gem again and I was pleasantly surprised at what great shape it was in following Hurricane Irma and other tropical storms last year. We visited in late November/early December so the bugs weren't too bad at all. We did experience an incredible line of thunderstorms but managed to get some exploring in before the weather moved in.
There are only a few sites here and they are quite small, perfect for small RVs, tents or sleeping in your car. Large oaks and other vegetation provide ample shade for the cooler fall months. Our two four legged fellas enjoyed the flat open grass/dirt area around the campsite and were able to be on their leads without wandering too far in to the thick brush on the edge of the site.
There's a small picnic table that can be moved quite easily as well as well maintained fire rings at each site. There is fresh water available and electric hookups at each site. The bathrooms are clean, as are the showers. The ranger at the entrance station was friendly and chatty. From the campground you can walk along the road (back toward the Visitor's Center) a ways and the duck into the woods or jump on the boardwalk. Keep your eyes peeled, there are some impressive alligators hanging around.
This is an amazing area for exploring the Bayou by kayak and trails. We loved the diversity of environments, from dense mature hardwoods to marshes to the beach and of course the bayous.
Yay: nature center is great and rangers lead free hikes. The campground is medium sized, wooded but fairly open. It’s a simple campground but does have showers and some hookups. It’s very close to civilization, which may or may not be a selling point for you.
Nay: no tent only sites, but not bad.
Surprise: a few campsites are right next to the water! If you only camp in one place in MS I recommend this one.
This campground is operated by the NPS and is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. This is the smaller of the two campgrounds in the National Seashore, the other one being Fort Pickens in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Open year round, this spot has easy access to boating and fishing and provides a nice spot for visiting some of the outer islands of the park. However, the ferry service out to the islands does not operate year round. For more information on how to access the islands without your own boat, check out the NPS website.
This campground is nice and relatively quiet because generators are not allowed. Do note that the busy season is January through March (not the middle of the summer). So if you plan on visiting during this time of year, be sure to reserve your spot early. The campground has nice restrooms and clean showers.
Because this is a part of the NPS, there is a nice Visitor's Center on site and Ranger programs happen frequently. For more information regarding current events and programs, visit : https://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/upload/062817_MS_SummerRangerPrograms_Printable.pdf
If you're looking to spend time at the National Seashore, don't forget to check out the lesser known side here in Mississippi! We will be retuning to this campground this winter and I can't wait!