During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Roosevelt State Park, Morton
Aside from beautiful sights, visitors to this park have access to a ton of recreational activities, Shadow Lake, a 150-acre fresh water lake, and a campground that includes both RV and primitive sites.
2. Natchez Trace State Park, Natchez
Located just 10 miles from historic Natchez, this park is the perfect way to unwind after a day of touring the riverfront city. The park has plenty of options when it comes to camping. Select from one of 50 developed camp sites, 8 tent sites, or 10 lakeside cabins. And be sure to bring your fishing pole - the largest bass in Mississippi history was caught in the park’s lake.
3. Grand Gulf Military Park, Port Gibson
Sprawling over 400 acres and loaded with history, you’ll definitely want to devote some time to exploring Grand Gulf Military Park, which is why staying at the park’s campground is a great choice. With both RV and primitive sites as well as a large picnic area with grills, you’ll definitely find accommodations to suit your needs.
4. The Forest Retreat, Gloster
Hidden in the trees of the Homochitto National Forest, this little known retreat, which is made up of several cabins, is ideal for a secluded getaway.
5. Dunn’s Falls Water Park, Enterprise
Hidden in the hills along the Chunky River, this secluded water park is ideal for all sorts of activities, including hiking and wildlife viewing, and even has a 50’ waterfall. The park’s other amenities include picnic tables, grills, and primitive campsites, making it perfect for a quick getaway.
6. Lake Bogue Homa Campground, Laurel
Centered around the gorgeous Lake Bogue Homa, which is full of black crappie, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, and hybrid striped bass, this campground is a fisherman’s dream come true.
7. Puskus Lake Recreation Area, Oxford
This recreation area may be located in Oxford, but you’ll feel as if you’re a million miles away from it all while basking in the natural beauty and quiet setting of Puskus Lake. Spend the day fishing from the pier or playing Frisbee in the grassy fields; spend the night camping under the stars in one of the area’s primitive tent sites.
8. Blue Bluff Campground and Recreation Area, Aberdeen
Of all the recreations areas located on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Blue Bluff is definitely one of the most scenic, making it a great place to camp out. The recreation area’s camp ground includes 92 sites with electric and water hookups, picnic tables, fire rings with grills, pedestal grills, and lantern posts.
9. Jeff Busby Park, Ackerman
Located along the Natchez Trace Parkway, this park offers a serene setting, the chance to hike to the second highest point in the state, Little Mountain, and an 18-site campground complete with picnic tables and grills.
10. Archusa Creek Water Park, Quitman
If you’re looking for the ultimate outdoor adventure, Archusa Creek Water Park is a must-visit. From a fully-stocked lake to plenty of trails, you won’t want to leave, and that’s just fine because the park has RV sites and cabins.
Which Mississippi campground do you head to when looking to get away from it all?