We use to make a trip to MS several times a year to camp here. We always enjoined our time. Now that there are new owners we hope to be back soon. Roads need some work but I’m sure that will come with all the other problems they are trying to repair. Love to stay here and FLOAT.
This campground is about as old school as you can get without being totally remote. This campground is NOT accessible by GPS, and visitors must follow the online directions. Be wary of arriving at night, as there are no lights and it is pretty difficult to get set up. Visitors can choose to hike into the campground or be driven in by ATV if available. The campground had plenty of tinder and firewood. Outdoor showers were actually not too bad in October, and I felt that they were private enough. Less than 10 miles from the Tunica trails and waterfalls that everyone knows of! Overall I liked this campground a lot, and was more secluded than most others I've been to.
Clear Springs Recreation Area,located in the Homochitto National Forest near Roxie, Ms, is probably one of my favorite campgrounds within 3 hours from New Orleans. It's located in a beautiful section of the forest, complete with rolling hills and a lake.
The primitive tent only sites are located about half a mile up the road from the main campground, providing a substantial distance between you and the RVs. The dirt road to the tent only sites is lined with individual camp sites until you reach the back area. The back has a few small hilltops that have about 4 sites per hill. Each hill is about 50 yards from each other, again, providing needed space between you and other campers. All of the sites have fire pits with fold down cast iron grills. The ground was level enough for tents, and there's a good amount of trees for hammock camping.
The RV spots are located near the lake(pond), and have picnic tables and the fire pit. Some of the RV sites are more open air and without much privacy, yet some are nestled amongst the trees on the outer perimeter.
Adjacent to the RV sites are the restrooms, equipped with showers. On a very cold and frozen winter morning, I had decided to visit the facilities. To my great surprise, when I opened the door, I was hit with blast of warm air! So you can rest easy knowing that the restrooms are heated. There is a large pavilion that is open to air on three sides. the open sides have a railing with bench seats. There are also picnic tables located within. Most interesting was the oversized stone fireplace. It looks most welcoming, although I had no chance to use it.next to the pavilion is an open picnic area with charcoal grills and more tables. All of these picnic areas overlook the pond.
I understand that there is 17 miles of hiking trails surrounding the area. It looks like a large circuit with shorter trails interconnecting by the map.
I haven't experienced this campground outside of dead winter. I enjoyed the subfreezing temps next to a hot fire. I have been four times in the last couple of years, twice solo and twice with guests. I very much love this campground.
If you want to go camping were the GPS can't get you there but good old fashion directions will this is the place for you! Ms. Brenda is doing it right. 1/2 mile hike in or Ms Brenda giving you a ride back to the sites on her alterian vehicle. No vehicles allowed. The tent sites are leveled and so comfortable that you can sleep right on the ground. On a day trip you can drive 8 miles into Mississippi to Clarks Cteek for an awesome day of hiking that never forget. She also has to smal A frames back in yent site area and a 2 bedroom up front. You can purchase firewood on site het ready to be one with nature!! .
We have camped at Lake Lincoln several times. Very nice campground with most of the amenities you could want. Very busy campground on holiday weekends. Camped very near the water. Sites are a little closer than I usually like but sites are nice and view of lake is great. We went in spring both times and bank fishing was exceptional. Friendly staff. Very nice campground.
Beware of Bears. Do not take this lightly. There are curious black bears in the area as well as snakes and deer. Luckily, there are also no shortage of hunters (during hunting season of course). This campground is really close to homes and the main highway. It is pretty spacious but the grounds are not well kept. According to a local, the grass is only cut once a year. Good enough for free and traveling - or if you are wanting to get some good hunting in. Please read up on wildlife management area camping regulations before stopping here.
Primitive. I would advise anyone wanting to stay inside of a wildlife management area to read up on requirements first. There are a few rules you should make yourself aware of. Check out the website.
The campground is very primitive but very close to really nice fishing. There is hiking trail 1.3 miles down the road from this site (across the river) - but the fishing and hunting are what you are there for. There are no marked sites, but it is obvious where people have set up camp. There is lots of wildlife to encounter so be prepared.
This is a lovely national forest (Homochitto), very peaceful and classical Mississippi beauty. The developed part of the park is simple with picnic tables and a basic campground. There’s a short little trail around the lake (where you can go swimming, boating, fishing) and a much longer one out through the forest. Simple and absolutely beautiful camping here.
Yay: The park is historic in that it has classic CCC style buildings, but the restrooms have been updated. We stayed at the camping loop up above the lake. Both loops have some sites close to the water, both are very wooded. They also have a site for groups that is far enough away from the normal sites to keep noise down.
Nay: dirt roads can be hard for some vehicles, but if you have a 4x4 or horses they would be great for exploring.
Surprise: love the trail around the lake, especially the boardwalks. Would be amazing in fall but we haven’t been back then yet!
This little campground is nestled along the Natchez Trace Parkway at mile marker 54.8 (https://www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/upload/NATRmap_1_113_web.pdf).
This is a FREE first come, first serve campground that offers 22 sites. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring and flat real estate for setting up your tent. The campground is well shaded and can accommodate RVs but there are no hook ups available. There are a few bathrooms that have flush toilets and sinks but there are not showers available.
It's a small facility that gets moderate use but appears to be well maintained. While black bears aren't prolific in the area they have been spotted. Be sure to store all food and scented items in your vehicle if possible.
This is a great little campground. Well kept and off the beaten path. Great for day use or camping. It's has a lake for swimming or fishing and even known to have weddings there. Very secluded and wooded area. Hiking & biking trails. During the summer it might be a little bit busier but during the off season it is less crowded especially during the weekdays. Very quiet and peaceful. Perfect for RVer's and campers. They do have showers which are perfect for handicap folks as well. A large pavilion to hold great get togethers even on those rainy days. Don't be surprised in the evening to found you have visitors such as raccoons or possums …they are looking for treats. I was lucky enough to never cross paths with a snake but be on the alert they are out there. This is a nice drive back off the main road so if you forget anything or need ice and such you will be gone for a bit. So take it with you when you head in the first time. As always have fun and be safe. Happy Camping :)
We went at the end of season so the site was empty except for us. There is a great lake that you can swim in. They were working on the trails so there were only a couple different options but there was 1 or 2 longer hikes that we completed.