Top RV Camping near De Soto National Forest

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Best RV Camping Sites Near De Soto National Forest, MS (85)

    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

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    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

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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 Flint Creek Waterpark
    Camper-submitted photo from Flint Creek Waterpark
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    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 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
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    Gulf Beach RV Resort

    10 Reviews
    44 Photos
    64 Saves
    Biloxi, Mississippi

    Welcome to Gulf Beach RV Resort, a prime spot near Biloxi, MS, perfect for a short getaway or a longer stay. This place is all about convenience and comfort, with full hookups, level concrete pads, and a welcoming atmosphere. The beach is just a hop, skip, and a jump away, making it ideal for those who love to soak up the sun or take a stroll along the shoreline.

    The resort boasts a clean pool, though some visitors found it a bit chilly at times. There's also a small dog park for your furry friends to stretch their legs. The clubhouse and other facilities are top-notch, even if you don't end up using them. If you're into a bit of gambling, the casinos down the road might catch your interest. Plus, Keesler AFB is just a short drive away.

    One thing to note is that the sites are pretty close together, so if you're looking for solitude, this might not be your best bet. However, the proximity to local attractions, stores, and restaurants more than makes up for it. And hey, there's a Waffle House right next door for those late-night cravings.

    Some visitors mentioned the noise from nearby apartments and early morning garbage trucks, but if you're an early riser or don't mind a bit of urban hustle, it shouldn't be a problem. Overall, Gulf Beach RV Resort is a solid choice for anyone looking to enjoy the beach and the local scene.

    • 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
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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

    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

    Paul B. Johnson State Park Campground is a gem for those looking to unwind and enjoy nature. Nestled near Hattiesburg, MS, this campground offers a peaceful retreat with a beautiful lake as its centerpiece. The lakefront spots are particularly popular, providing stunning views and a serene atmosphere. Whether you're into fishing, swimming, or just lounging by the water, you'll find plenty to keep you entertained.

    The campground is well-maintained, with clean sites and friendly staff who are always ready to help. You'll find amenities like electric hookups, showers, and toilets, making it a comfortable stay whether you're in a tent, RV, or one of the cozy cabins. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    One of the standout features here is the night sky. On a clear night, the stars are absolutely breathtaking. It's a perfect spot for stargazing, especially if you're into astrophotography or just want to marvel at the cosmos. The park also has plenty of roads for biking, so bring your bike and enjoy a leisurely ride through the scenic surroundings.

    For those who enjoy a bit of adventure, the park offers activities like canoeing and kayaking on the lake. There are also playgrounds for the kids and picnic tables for family gatherings. If you're into disc golf, you'll be pleased to know there are two 18-hole courses available.

    Overall, Paul B. Johnson State Park Campground is a fantastic spot to relax, explore, and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you're passing through or planning a longer stay, this campground has something for everyone.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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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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    Keesler AFB FamCamp

    6 Reviews
    7 Photos
    13 Saves
    Biloxi, Mississippi
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
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