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Homochitto National Forest, MISSISSIPPI

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Great camping location

Spent the weekend camping at one of the improved sites with water on site. Site had picnic table, fire pit, and plenty of room for tents and your camp set-up. Our site had a great view of the creek and was a little more tucked away but right by the bathrooms. Trails are throughout the area, couple of fishing spots, lots of picnic areas with grills and a playground. The place was not very crowded and the US Forest Service ranger (Virginia) was very kind and helpful. We hiked some of Richardson Creek Trail, but decided to turn around because it was overgrown at points and we found ticks on our dog. Otherwise, it was a beautiful walk through the woods. Several large banana spiders set up along the way so keep an eye out! Also, the county is supposed to be under a fire burn until the end of October.

Perfect place for real tent camping

Stayed here awhile ago and it is still my favorite campsite in this area. Most campsites are secluded from others. I recommend this place to anyone.

Amazing First Trip

This campground was an amazing experience for me and my buddy on our first tent camping trip. The primitive camping spot was secluded but not too far from necessities being water and restrooms. The staff was helpful and informative as we were inexperienced in the adventure. All in all this was a site to remember getting to see the sunset on the lake.

Nice place to stay

Owner sand management are the nicest people. Quite, peaceful and in a close location to town. Would stay here again if I am ever in the area. They have change their name to Peaceful Pines and the name says it all.

An alright place

The fishing is decent. Campgrounds get very crowded. The lake needs to be restocked.

Old but nice campground

I haven’t stayed in the campground in our own camper yet, but have previously stayed with family in theirs. The campground is nice. It’s not cemented or anything like that. I think you have the basics, water, electricity, and I believe sewer hookups. We’ve stayed in a cabin more recently. The cabin was really nice and taken care of. It was a short walk down a trail to the Boguechitto River. We enjoyed this campground and hopeful to revisit in our own RV.

Rolling on the river

This campground has gracious, hospitable staff. They have a nice camp store and a sitting area with coffee. The spots are laid out with a concrete pad and the grassy space of another camper size spot for a “yard”. During special events such as the balloon races, these grassy yards are filled with campers also and the spaces are much tighter. Almost all of the slots are pull throughs.

This is an awesome place to relax and enjoy!

Nearest Campground to Historic Natchez Mississippi.

As of 08/2018 this Campground is under New Management.  Many renovations have taken place and Many more are in progress.  We have Large, Level Tree Shaded lots.  Pads are concrete and easily accessible. Full Hook Ups and Great WiFi.  We are minutes from downtown Historical Natchez attractions and Southern Food.

Not terrible, but needs help

Pros: quiet, spacious, inexpensive sites and nice staff Cons: everything else Only one bathhouse to service 2plus camping loops, and that one bathhouse is filthy and non-functional (only one toilet working and the single shower didn’t drain) on the women’s side, an overflowing toilet on the men’s side, and NO hot water on either side. Sites were overgrown somewhat and hadn’t been cleared of debris (leaves, bug nests, etc.) River access is limited and difficult to access. Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this campground unless some upgrades and more maintenance take place.

Quiet and relaxing

We stayed in a cabin, they were decently equipped kitchen wise, but be sure to bring your own dish soap, paper towels, etc. The back porches are screened in, and as close to simplistic as you will get staying in a cabin. You can fish around the lake, but I feel it would be better to have a boat to get to the better areas for fishing. Overall, a nice quiet retreat.

Rustic and secluded, beautiful hiking trails

This is a secluded campground, has tent/RV camping with water and electric. It has bathrooms with showers and swimming area in the lake, one side shallow and sandy for smaller swimmers, one side deeper. It has pavilions and tables, and great hiking trails around the lake and longer trails through the woods.

Beautiful remote location

Located close to Vicksburg, Ms. and on a small man made lake. The area is hilly and has some great hiking trails. The bathrooms are small but do have a shower. Not a lot of room for large RV's so check with them. Water and electric available as well as a dump station.

Fishing and Family Oriented.

Clean, family owned and operated fishing oriented lodge. RV sites behind the lodge, some semi permanent units there.

The lodge itself has several motel suite type accommodations plus a larger main lodge that can sleep in excess of 10 people. We attended a family reunion there and it was great.

If you like to fish from a dock, boat, canoe or kayak, and are looking for an overnight getaway, this is worth a try.

Solid park

My husband and I tent camped in Natchez state park February 2019. We were the only people in the park best we could tell. The bathrooms were great (always important to me),very clean, hot running water, all the essentials. The campsite was nice, no firepit, but we were able to make a fire. It was rainy when we were there, so we spent time outside the park. There are almost no hiking trails in the park, there is a nice lake, but no rental ability that we could find. They do allow hunting in the park, so you must be careful.

nice but best in spring and fall

large,Alligators, fishing looks to be best in spring and fall. Hot in summer. Camps are clean and sites are adequate,but nor cheap. 7 ml to town.

Can’t wait to camp here again.

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.

Great place for camping!

Great place for camping! I believe it is first come first serve, so get there early on holiday weekends.

Hike-In Campground Less than 10 Miles from popular Tunica Hiking Spot

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.

Beautiful hilly scenic sites on Lake Tangipahoa

Full hook ups. Pool onsite for fee

Great place

Wonderful place for a picnic and walk around the old town of Rocky Springs! There is also an old open church there that you can walk in!

A great little campground for RVs or tents

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 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.

Heaven On Earth

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!! .

First to Review
nice quiet place

we enjoyed our stay very much. lots to explore. wonderful bike riding but has some small hills that are fun to go down. but hard to come up for me. great place we will go back.

A great place to camp

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.

Beautiful campground

Love this campground. Nice beach area for swimming. level pads. full hook ups. plenty of shade. nice size lots. bath houses in good shape and air conditioned.


It doesn't compare! The whole family had an amazing time! We would go back tonite if we could.,,

Hunters, and Deer, and BEARS OH MY!

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.

Roughin' It

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.

In the middle of nature the national forest

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!

Nothing Fancy

This little campground is nestled along the Natchez Trace Parkway at mile marker 54.8 (

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.