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Great get away

We love this place! Clean, and quiet, with good sized sites.

Great CG with W/E. Spacious sites.

COE CG.

Very clean sites and bath house.

Nice, quiet and great views

COE campground. No sewer. Water and electric.

Clean and quiet CG with spacious sites.

Lake views with water & electric

We only stayed one night, and moved on. We were just passing through. Lots of sites are waterfront. There were lots of trails available, but we didn't have time to explore. Each site has electric and water, but still only $20.

Good family campground

Many of the sites are shaded and face the river. This water flow is after the dam, so has a very strong current. Definitely not for swimming, but an okay view. Playgrounds available for the kids.

Well-kept campground with lots of good sites

We were we were there midweek, so had lots of available sites. Many of the sites have lots of room and are spaced away from their neighbors. Ranger was very nice and helpful. We chose the loop that overlooked the small lake.

Good views, launch and 2 swimming areas

Part of the day use area has been converted into a campground in 2018. There are eight campsites, each with a level gravel pad tent area, picnic table and grill. There is group fire pit area, with a picnic table. Unfortunately, the only place to have a fire at your campsite is in the grill. None of the sites have electricity. There is a central water spigot. The restroom has flush toilets, but no showers. You can go to one of the other many Corps of Engineers campgrounds nearby to shower. Both times we have stayed here, we were the only ones there. It's so new, almost no one knows of its existence. To either side of it, there is a swimming area in the day use area and at the boat launch / swimming beach. All sites have a water view.

Nice and Peaceful

We spent an afternoon here exploring and checking into the campground for future stays. It’s an older, rustic campground and the age shows. However, if you are looking for a peaceful, private campground, this is it. The bathrooms are old, but clean. I’m leery of old bathrooms, but I can make this one work. The lake is great for fishing and has two piers to use, plus a small boat launch. there is no swimming in this lake. Rumor has it that there is Walleye fish in this lake! Looking forward to staying here in a couple of weeks to see if we can catch one!

Other activities include frisbee golf, hiking trail, two playgrounds, volleyball and a large day use area.

Super Clean & Wonderful views

Almost all spots in this campground offer views of Enid Lake. Lots of tall trees with brush cleared out, so you don't loose the view. The bath house is always super clean, stocked with supplies and has heat & ac. Huge plus for us as we do not have a bathroom in our Aliner! There is plenty to do here! During our stay, we bank fished, walked the paved walking trail and our son took advantage of the upgraded playground and basketball court. Lots of wildlife to observe. I've never seen more deer, especially close up, in my life!

Near the campground is the popular Catfish Hut. If you want to grab a bite to eat, be prepared to wait as this place is always busy. They take call in orders, so that is what I would recommend if you are just wanting to get take out. Also, on the other side of the dam just past the swim beach is the local bait shop/gas station. They have a little bit of everything in case you forget something. They sell local firewood for those that want bigger logs for a campfire. Also, they have hot sausage & biscuits in the morning and Pizza later in the day.

Hernando Point

Amazing view from site #31! They unexpectedly lost power Labor Day weekend to the campground and do not know when it will be restored. Lots of waterview spots and plenty of private wooded spots. Clean bathrooms. Swim beach, day use area and boat ramp is near by.

Edit: Power has been restored.

Camped with Family

Had a huge spot with lots of shade. only complaint was there was no playground in the actual camping area.

Beautiful views

Nice, quiet campground. Beautiful views all around.

Ranger Review: clean family fun!

With all the beautiful views and family recreation offered at Persimmon HIll Campground, you’ll be amazed that these sandy beaches are only a little over an hours drive from Memphis. Accessibility and the cleanliness of the park is why this has been a favorite in our family for many years.

Campground Review:

This weekend we celebrated National Hammock Day, in our Bear Butt Hammock, at site #55. You can book sites online up to 24 hours in advance, or you can show up to camp at one of the non-reservable first come sites. Cost was $20 per night. Each site is well kept with a parking pad, picnic table, lantern pole, fire pit and grill. All sites are generously sized with plenty of room and flat spots to put a tent, plus more than half of the sites have a view of the lake. This go around we were in our pop up, however don’t let all the rigs keep you away, we frequent this campground often with our tent when we need a quick getaway. There are two shower houses in the campground that are aIr conditioned, well lit, and kept clean and stocked daily. A playground and basketball court is centrally located and easily accessable to all families. Behind the playground is a nice nature trail that is lit at night for an evening stroll. While this campground is usually well populated, we’ve only had to camp in the overflow section once in all the 11 years we’ve been bringing our family here, and that was during a Fourth of July weekend.

Persimmon Hill Recreation Area is a well maintained picnic/day use area with a sandy beach. (Between here and the campground is where we usually see deer.) Life jackets are provided at the beach if needed. Besides the reservable pavillion, there are many picnic tables along the shoreline. The lake Is great for jet skis, kayaking, and relaxing on an inner tube. A boat launch is located in the campground. Enid Lake is one of the top fishing locations for crappie. The fish are well stocked, and a visit to the hatchery offers some interactive displays, history on the area, and a chance for the kids to feed the fish. Across the dam is a spillway with a handicap accessable fishing pier, a lakeside grocery store, an additional boat ramp, larger sandy swim beach, and the equally clean campground Wallace Creek.

Overall, due to the family feel and cleanliness, we highly recommend the area versus the few lakes closer to Memphis, and we also prefer this campground over others in around the lake with the exception of Wallace Creek.

If interested, check out my reviews of the area on these sites: Trippin’ Southerners website: https://www.trippinsoutherners.com/single-post/2018/03/06/Lake-Life---best-beach-in-the-mid-south

Campground video: https://youtu.be/fEUVvcr3RVQ

Wallace Creek Enid Mississippi

My favorite site is #72… feels private and is a concrete pull through site. Lakeside view and nice area for picnic :)

Beautiful lake setting! Great sites well maintained and friendly staff.

Very reasonably priced included water and electric.

Great Campground and disc golf!

Wall Doxey is a well maintained campground. The sites are far enough apart to not feel on top of your neighbor. The playground could use an update, but it does the job keeping the kids entertained. The highlight for us is the disc golf course the winds through the pine forest. That also leads me to the one negative…the pine trees… If you are camping here anytime during the warmer months, be ready to pick ticks off of everyone! other than that, this is a great campground for tents or RV’s with water and electric sites.

Small and Quiet

This campground is in the middle of Holly Springs National Forest on Puskus Lake. The campground itself is quite small but the camping spaces have a good amount of room to them so you do not feel like you are on top of each other. Additionally, I have never seen more than 5 or 6 different sites being used anytime that I have been there. It is also relatively cheap to camp there which is always great! While you can boat or fish on the lake, you cannot swim in the lake so keep that in mind if you are going somewhere where you want to cool off. They do have nice docks over the water however to hang out on. There are 2 trails you can walk on around the campsite but they only equal about 5 miles and are not maintained very well in some areas although they are flat and easy to explore. Overall, this spot is great for a night or two when you just want to go out and tent camp for a great price.

Oakgrove Campground, Sardis MS

Most sites are reasonably level with some longer than others. Some are located in Pine trees. The bad part is that they don't take reservations, so it's a gamble on what you get.

Great park

Yokona ridge has a great playground for kids with the putt-putt golf course a short walk away. 4$+tax per person to play. Bathrooms/showers were very spacious and clean.

Great experience

Very clean restrooms and shower areas. Site had grill, fire ring, and picnic table. Water and electric hookup

Grenada Lake & history area

Simple waterfront site close to town. Activities like boating, beach, playground, cookouts, very short easy hiking trails, fishing. The campgrounds have a few different loops to choose from, some on a large lake and one on a smaller artificial lake.

Yay: great campground hosts, they were so knowledgable and helpful and take such great care of the site. Very shady with lots of trees and grassy areas to create privacy. Very large camping sites and some are right on the water. Nay: the tent pads are concrete, not my favorite but not a problem really.

Surprise: lots of historical sites nearby (we didn’t go but heard good things).

Lovely lake

This is a little state park on the edge of the Holly Springs National Forest.

Yay: lovely easy hiking, lots of water activities, wooded campsites, simple and pretty. Nice basecamp also to explore the forest and nearby wildlife refuge.

Nay: not the fanciest campground, extremely basic but that’s not a problem for me. Close to a university, so one time we had a problem with rowdy college students, but the park rangers took care of it quickly and effectively! None of the campsites are right on the water, but some are a short walk.

Surprise: perfect stop on a road trip, close to Graceland!

Lovely lake

This is a little state park on the edge of the Holly Springs National Forest.

Yay: lovely easy hiking, lots of water activities, wooded campsites, simple and pretty. Nice basecamp also to explore the forest and nearby wildlife refuge.

Nay: not the fanciest campground, extremely basic but that’s not a problem for me. Close to a university, so one time we had a problem with rowdy college students, but the park rangers took care of it quickly and effectively! None of the campsites are right on the water, but some are a short walk.

Surprise: perfect stop on a road trip, close to Graceland!

My B-Day Weekend

Campground was clean, and beautiful, we had the most amazing view

Relaxing Area - Can be Busy!

Rolling hills in Mississippi but all the sites are level concrete pads with water and electric (50A). There are three circles each with their own dump station and paved roads. Loop 1-36 over looks Grenada Lake with several sites having nice water access. Many have great views but I really liked 14 and 17. Loop 37-61 used to be the tent loop so the sites were a bit closer and the road was less big rig friendly but still quite nice. We were in site 50. The other loop, 62-88, over looks a pond with a swimming area and two fishing piers. Each loop has 10 first come sites so about 60% are reservable. If you have reservations, remember your site number since there is no one working at the gate (there is none).

This place was full of families for the Memorial Day weekend. We just relaxed and did a little people watching. The cg is right next to the earthen dam that you drive over to go to the town of Grenada. Grenada Lake is quite nice with a few day use areas and a State Park CG on the banks of the Outflow Channel. There is a Visitor Center on the other side of the dam that has a nice view of the dam and lake. Within the cg, there is a dam to form a pond. You have to drive over that dam to get to one of the loops. Kinda crowded but a nice place to ride bikes, at least all the kids thought so. Golf carts are popular with the locals.

Relaxing Atmosphere!

Very laid back atmosphere here. We really enjoyed relaxing in our lounge chairs, listening to the birds and watching the water. Enid Lake has an earthen dam and was built for flood control. We enjoyed the nearby North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitors Center. The town of Batesville, MS is about 10 miles north on I-55 and has many stores for supplies. If you have reservations, be sure you know your site number since no one works at the gate. Even though it’s a bit hilly, all of the sites are level. Nice paved roads with most sites on large concrete pads with water and electric (50A). We stayed on site 28 which is a pull-thru on a paved pad and is waterfront with beautiful panoramic views of Enid Lake.

Beautiful Forest

Holly Springs gives its visitors a wonderful, beauty within a land of trees and nature. As you wake up to the morning light, you can hear the faint chirping of birds as the sun slips over the horizon, sneaking inbetween the trees. The fact of waking up to this is a beauty within itself, but overall this is an amazing place to visit, and I would highly recommend it to anybody who enjoys camping, hiking, etc.

No Frills - Worth checking out though!

The campground sits off of Lake Arkabutla and has 80+ water/electric sites. The lake was low, low, low. As there were only about 5 other campers there, we had our choice of sites! Although we could have had a waterfront site, we chose 75 as it was quite large and private. It's a nice campground but one that does not appear to be utilized much. It's a little off the beaten path and it is not near any attractions (which was fine with us). It seems that this is one of the campgrounds that has suffered due to budget cuts. It's a no frills type of park and, because of the lake level, swimming is currently banned. It looks like it could be a great place to call home when the lake levels are up.

Very thought out campground

The campground sits off of Lake Arkabutla and has 80+ water/electric sites. The lake was low, low, low. As there were only about 5 other campers there, we had our choice of sites! Although we could have had a waterfront site, we chose 75 as it was quite large and private.