Cheri H.

Pro

Monroe, LA

Joined August 2020

Functional campground

For an overnight stay at a commercial campground it’s what you would expect. Sites are close together. Clean. Convenient place to stop when traveling through. I highly recommend a stop at Sioux Falls.

Nice campground

Pros: Large clean bathhouse, large level campsites, on site laundry facilities, walking trails and a lake. Very cool cabins on the water and visitors center.

Cons:Water playground broken on hot August days. Very little shade in the campground.

More a long term facility

I am not sure if this is truly a campground. It’s very convenient to the Vicksburg National Military Park and I20. However the place seems to be geared to long-term permanent residents.

Nice tent-only campground

This is a US Forest Service campground. It’s located on the Caroline Dorman trail. When the water levels are high there are beautiful waterfalls. It’s remote and requires travel down gravel roads to access it. I didn’t have a cell signal there with AT&T and didn’t have one for some time prior to arrival at the campground. It’s a great location especially if you are backpacking the Caroline Dorman Trail. It’s not too far from the Backbone and Longleaf Vista trails either. A pretty peaceful place for those who appreciate a “no frills” camping experience. These are clearly defined, walk-in, first come, first serve campsites. No bathhouse, vault toilets. You park in a designated parking area then walk in to the campsite.

Pretty US Forest Service campground

I came here with a hiking club. It’s very popular with lots of different outdoors people. Hikers, backpackers, mountain bikers, fishermen and fisherwomen, families and all sorts of weekend warriors and day trippers were enjoying this place. It was hit by a tornado last year but is recovering. It has a lakeside beach, hiking/mountain biking trail and also connects with the Azalea Trail (popular with backpackers). It has a boat launch area with vault toilets. The campground has flush toilets and hot showers. Campsites have electric and water hookups. There’s a dump station nearby for overnight guests.

Day use area only

Beautiful area for a picnic, hike, or swimming in the Iron Springs but overnight parking/camping is prohibited.

Beautiful location right on Lake Ouachita

Army Corps of Engineers campground on Lake Ouachita. Not far at all off Hwy. 270. They are first come/first serve sites without hookups. There are bathrooms with sinks and flush toilets. You will see a large boat launch area and the campground is to the right of that. The campground is a loop and some sites are next to the water. Most are very level and spacious. There is a nice partially covered wooden deck for sitting and enjoying the view of the main lake also. Even the boat launch isn’t far you do not hear a lot of noise from the boaters. The rangers patrol several times during the day and night as well. One caveat while it is extremely beautiful it can be very dusty if it hasn’t rained and if there is a burn ban in effect you won’t be able to grill or build a campfire for S’mores or hot dogs. Very shaded area, lots of trees

Well kept secret

This is a US Forest Service campground in the Homochitto Forest. The campground host doesn’t want the secret getting out. S/he jokingly told me “now don’t you go posting on social media” how much you love this place. But I do love this place. It’s definitely off the beaten track but worth the drive. It’s a great campground nestled in the woods. Some of the campsites border part of the lake and more are wooded. We stayed in the wooded area. Our campsite had a pretty picnic area with a wooden rail all around it and wooden steps down from the campsite to the picnic/grill area. There is a loop hiking trail around the lake and a longer mountain bike/hiking trail. The nearest town is Natchez, Mississippi so make sure stock up before you go to the campground. The campsites are mixed use RV/tent sites with water and electricity. They also have a dump station for RVs. There are two bathhouses with hot showers and flush toilets. I have AT&T and had trouble getting a cell signal to make phone calls except when I was up by the bathhouse. They accept the America the Beautiful pass discounts.

Nice campground and convenient to the Paragon Casino

This campground has large paved pull through sites with full hookups (electricity, water, and sewage). There are picnic tables, a playground, a swimming pool, a clubhouse and laundry facilities. There is also a camp store with RV essentials with name brands like Camco and they are reasonably priced. The casino has a shuttle service to take you back and forth to the casino and it runs all day and most of the night. The casino itself has a movie theater, spa, entertainment venues, an arcade for families, restaurants and a coffeehouse. My boys loved playing the basketball game in the arcade. The most amazing thing about the casino (since I am not a gambler) is their lobby. It has live alligators, fish and turtles in there. There’s also a boardwalk that connects the casino, campground and Tunica Indian museum and powwow ceremonial grounds and is also great for walking for exercise. They also have little cabins and chalets for rent at the back of the campground. They also accept Passport America.

USFS Campground

This is a US Forest Service campground about 12 miles north of Gulfport , Mississippi but a whole world away. This is a peaceful wooded campground on the banks of the Big Biloxi River. Each campsite is large and level with lots of distance between you and your neighbor. It’s very easy to access off Hwy. 49 but seems very remote and secluded. They have a large rustic bathhouse that is clean and offers hot shot showers and flush toilets. A great place to rest and relax. They accept America the Beautiful discount passes.

This place is magical

Beautiful state park located on the Tammany Trace, a rails to trails paved bike path. There are tent only campsites and RV camp sites. The sites are very level. There are also cabins if you don’t want to “rough it” or don’t have an RV. There’s an old sugar mill ruins in the park. Fun hiking trails and a lake beach. Beautiful old oak trees draped in Spanish moss. The visitors center is really cool and has a museum emphasizing nature, history and craftsmanship of the Fontainebleau State Park all in one place. I highly recommend this place and look forward a return visit.

Nice place to visit

Campground has large, level sites. Some are pull through and some you back in. Some have just electric and water hookups and some also have sewage. If you select a non sewage system like I did there is a dump station available in the campground. There’s a water playground which would have been amazing since it is so hot but it’s broken. I stayed here in site #49. I would definitely return. Easy walk to the lake especially from this campsite.

Home of the Sugsr Cane National Recreation Trail

Great US Forest Service campground especially if you enjoy hiking, biking or fishing. The Sugar Cane National Recreation Trail loops around the lake. The campground is a loop with approximately 30 large and level sites with electric and water hookups. Some are on the lake and some more wooded. All feel very private and spacious. There’s a dump station nearby. The sites are $25/night.

Nice COE campground but no hookups

Campground is so pretty. It’s right next to Lake Ouachita. You go down towards the boat launch area then turn right in to the campground. It loops around. Some sites are on the water and some are not. All seem very level. There’s a bathroom with flush toilets and sinks where you can brush your teeth and wash your hands if you’re tent camping. I stayed here in a Class C motorhome. Be sure you have plenty of fresh water especially since there are no hookups if you’re staying in an RV. I didn’t see a place to get water onsite either. There is a self pay fee honor system. The rangers do come through a few times a day. Seems well-maintained.

Free Campground right next to the Natchez Trace

Campground is very nice and convenient to the Natchez Trace. Nature and a beautiful place are your amenities. If you’re looking for a resort park with hookups then you will not find it here. If you’re looking for nature, a waterfall, remnants of a now abandoned once thriving town including two safes and a fully intact and functional church, a place steeped in history that happens to have paved campsites without bathhouses, electric or water hookups at no cost to you then welcome to what you’ve been looking for all day! I think it’s all about the perspective. This is a functional place enjoyed by many and great place to visit and stay a night or two as you travel the Trace.

Beautiful campground with a creek running right through it

Convenient location. I stayed here in a 30’ Class C motorhome. It’s first come, first serve RV/tent site campground sites and you pay at an automatic kiosk. $39/night unless you get the senior discount. Lots of road noise from the Gulpha Gorge Road. Lots of 18-wheelers and commercial vehicles use it to cut through to and from Hwy 7 to Hwy 270. Lots of traffic day and night. You don’t notice it inside but you can really hear it outside and especially if you’re in a tent. I recommend a hike up to Goat Rock. Lots of trails start right past the amphitheater. You can hike up to the mountain tower or downtown. The interior sites can be tight and there is no bathhouse but the creek sites are spacious and very nice. The picnic area is clean and nice too. One caveat lots of foot traffic here. People (non campers) just walk through your campsite. This area also sees a lot of day use traffic. All in all though I really like it and it’s a great place to make your base camp especially if you enjoy hiking.

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Great place for fishing and water sports

Really large campground. We didn’t stay in the sites on Lake Greeson but in the section they call Weston Point. Nice large level pull through site. Will definitely return and stay here again if ever I’m in the area.

Beautiful place to visit

I have to admit that the drive up and even more so back down was a white knuckle experience but worth it. Huge campground

Nice diverse state park

HUGE place. Cabins, a lodge, restaurant, RV campgrounds, tent only campgroundsii, fly fishing, kayaks, hiking. When it isn’t COVID they have wagon rides, horse riding, pedal boats, paddle board and kayak rentals and miniature golf. There’s a lot to see and do here and we barely scratched the surface. We definitely need to visit again and explore j

Beautiful place , convenient to Hot Springs

I really like this campground. Really pretty location. Great hiking trails, waterfall, a marina where you can rent a paddle board, kayak, canoe or pedal boat. It also has cabins, a camp store and seasonal riding stable so you can take a trail ride. It’s also convenient location to visit Hot Springs.