Ashley S.
Ocean Springs , MS
Joined January 2017
Beach front camping

My husband and I stayed at Buccaneer at one of their beachfront spots. This was our first time at Buccaneer and we will definitely be back!

First off, the park has some serious amenities! Their bathhouses are new and very nice, they have a pool and laundromat, frisbee golf course, nature trail, a small beach, and a small water park! The pool and water park weren’t open yet, but they looked really nice.

They have a few different sections of the park. The beach front camping sites are on grass with electric and water. There weren’t any grills, fire rings, or picnic tables; but it was really nice.

We looked through the other camp grounds and they have good tree coverage, picnic tables, grills, and full hookups. Some of the spots had really nice fire rings that were recessed into the ground. We will definitely be back to try one of those spots!

I will say that the bugs were crazy bad at the beach in the morning and at dusk. Evidently they are worse this year, so just come prepared!

Overall this was a nice, newer park and we loved our stay. The area had plenty to do and the views were next level.

Camping and lake fun

We live very close to Davis Bayou, so we have experienced this area on more than one occasion.

Camping: We enjoyed our spot and the variety of locations to park. They are a little close to each other, but far enough to not feel claustrophobic. We enjoyed the fire ring and being close to the woods.

Water: There is a night boat ramp and dock here, but check before you come. We recently had some hurricane damage. There is a fee for the boat ramp, but it’s on $3 on an honor system. We purchased a $20 year long pass. This area is good for motor boat access to open water and canoe/kayak access to open water and the bayou. This is also good for fishing.

Etc: There is a little bit of hiking/nature trail access here. They have a good exhibit at the visitor center.

Overall a good park nestled in this community.

Camping near the beach

We camped for a weekend near the beach. Getting into the park is a little long. The entrance to the park is long and the speed limit low. It wasn’t bad, but it’s good to know.

The camping spots are nice with a good amount of space in between them. The shower houses were nice too and we used the dump stations.

The beaches are beautiful. There are boardwalks to get you to the beach and it was right across the road from the campgrounds. This was one of he reasons we can and it was so worth it. The beach was great!

We drove through the historic fort as well and it was nice.

The area was nice and we will definitely return!

Lakeside camping

We camped on the lake. We enjoyed the large size of the park, he lake, and surroundings. Clos enough to town, but far enough out. The spots are a good size, but hold out for a lake spot!

Their “Camp store” doesn’t have much, just ice, Wood, and propane. Come prepared!

The lake is a good size with options for fishing or watersports.

Good campground, some quirks

We enjoyed our stay at Chicot! We had a large group that tent and RV camped. The park is rather large with seclusion between a lot of the campsites due to trees. The lake is nice, but we did not try to hiking trails.

A few things to note are that the maps are not drawn to scale, so bathrooms and lakes aren’t as close at they appear on maps. The raccoons are next-level smart here, so protect your food. And be prepared for mosquitos! The roads are narrow and winding. We didn’t see any personnel (besides check in and trash pickup) the 3 days we were there. That struck me as odd.

I love to camp and we did enjoy this campground, but it’s not quite a 5 Star in my book.

Small, nice campground

We had a group of is that came to Clarkco for Labor Day weekend. It was a medium sized campground d, with good activities.

We parked our skoolie in an RV spot. The non-premium RV spots are a little oddly set up and can seem cramped, but we enjoyed our spot. The lakeside premium spots are where we will park next time. The bathrooms were nice and they also have a laundromat

My husband and friends canoed/kayaked and enjoyed the lake. Not much luck fishing though. We went on a small trail as well.

Camp store is slowly being restored. Not many options, but they are actively trying to add more supplies.

A little bit of everything

We've camped here a few times and I've made a couple day trips. I LOVE this park! I'm a fan of hiking and canoeing while my husband likes to fish. This sprawling park has it all! There are a few different trials of varying lengths. They are nice and have some great views. I'm a fan of loops, and there are a few to hike here. The park offers canoe rentals and they have a good size lake to explore. The lake it smooth and has some fun little areas to explore. The fishing is good. My husband caught mostly sunfish. But the best is the alligator sightings! They are fairly common, which makes fishing an adventure. My camp in our school-bus-turned-RV and those spots are great. They have good showers. There are different t camp grounds, and we prefer the Prairie Branch. We typically try to get the spot next to the dock! For tent campers they also have shelters with power and lights. This is definitely my favorite park.