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Places to Camp near De Soto National Forest

Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, De Soto National Forest, MS has a lot to offer. Aside from great camping spots, you'll find hiking and many more outdoor experiences. Thinking of traveling with kids? You're in luck—De Soto National Forest is surrounded by family-friendly activities. Discover great camping spots near De Soto National Forest, reviewed by campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near De Soto National Forest, MS (106)

    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

    1.

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

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    Buccaneer State Park Campground

    47 Reviews
    129 Photos
    242 Saves
    Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Cajun RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cajun RV Park
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    Cajun RV Park

    19 Reviews
    77 Photos
    77 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 Flint Creek Waterpark
    Camper-submitted photo from Flint Creek Waterpark
    Camper-submitted photo from Flint Creek Waterpark
    Camper-submitted photo from Flint Creek Waterpark
    Camper-submitted photo from Flint Creek Waterpark
    Camper-submitted photo from Flint Creek Waterpark

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    Flint Creek Waterpark

    14 Reviews
    36 Photos
    108 Saves
    Wiggins, Mississippi

    Flint Creek Campground, located on Highway 29 in Wiggins, Mississippi, and an easy 35 miles north of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, offers water fun for the whole family. The park is comprised of 1900 total acres and features a 650-acre lake with 13 miles of shoreline stocked with bass, bream, crappie and catfish offering excellent fishing 24-hours a day. The lake is also a favorite for boating, water skiing and swimming. Aluminum boat rentals are available.

    Landlubbers can enjoy camping and picnicking all year round. With 152 fully developed camping spurs, 34 vacation cabins, and 12 camphouses, Flint Creek is a terrific place to spend weekends or vacations. Campers can enjoy swimming at their own private beach, or just enjoy nature, taking a hike down the nature trail, fragrant with daisies, honeysuckle, roses and red clover. Wild turkey, deer, squirrels, and ducks and other waterfowl can often be found along the lakeside. At lunch or dinner, enjoy the picnic area equipped with barbeque grills and picnic tables. For added convenience, Flint Creek also has 1 private pavilion and 2 enclosed lodge halls. Every July 4th holiday, the water park holds it annual Fireworks Display enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. An annual haunted forest is held the Saturday before Halloween.

    The business district of Wiggins lies two miles outside Flint Creek's entrance gate which features grocery stores, specialty shops, fuel, a hospital, golf course, camping, bait and fishing supplies, video rentals, and restaurants.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Airey Lake Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Airey Lake Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Airey Lake Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Airey Lake Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Airey Lake Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Airey Lake Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Biloxi Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Biloxi Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Biloxi Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Biloxi Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Biloxi Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Biloxi Recreation Area

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    Big Biloxi Recreation Area

    8 Reviews
    15 Photos
    101 Saves
    Saucier, Mississippi

    Overview

    This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature. If this option is available, you will need to first download the free Recreation.gov mobile app https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Gulf Beach RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Gulf Beach RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Gulf Beach RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Gulf Beach RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Gulf Beach RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Gulf Beach RV Resort

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    Gulf Beach RV Resort

    9 Reviews
    40 Photos
    64 Saves
    Biloxi, Mississippi
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Paul B. Johnson State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paul B. Johnson State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paul B. Johnson State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paul B. Johnson State Park Campground
    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
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $24 / night

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

    15 Reviews
    37 Photos
    71 Saves
    Purvis, Mississippi
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Oaklawn RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Oaklawn RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Oaklawn RV Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Oaklawn RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Oaklawn RV Park

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    Oaklawn RV Park

    7 Reviews
    22 Photos
    6 Saves
    Biloxi, Mississippi

    Oaklawn RV Park is a well-maintained RV campground located in Biloxi Mississippi, a half-mile off I-10 at exit 41. We offer full hookups, including wifi and 30/50 amp electrical at all of our back in and pull-through sites. We also provide clean restrooms with showers and coin-operated laundry facilities.

    Whether you need a place to rest for a night, a week, a month, or a year; we would love to have you stay with us at the Oaklawn RV Park.

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

    $30 - $35 / night

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