Lakes, rivers, and long miles of sandy coastline along the Gulf of Mexico. Forested hills, numerous state parks, and wildlife refuges. Nicknamed ‘The Magnolia State,’ Mississippi is not just the birthplace of Elvis Presley and The Blues but also a place that can’t be missed on every camping enthusiast’s bucket list.
For ideas on where to stay, see our list of the 8 best camping sites in Mississippi.
Can you go camping in Mississippi during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Yes, most of Mississippi’s campgrounds and state parks are open even during the COVID-19 crisis. However, note that there might be some capacity and other limitations in place, such as social distancing or wearing a face covering.
We always recommend reaching out to the campground or checking for updates online before starting your trip.
Majestic Oaks RV Resort is based just a short walk from Biloxi Boulevard, providing access to sandy beaches, bars, restaurants, and non-stop gaming. On-site, you can find a pool, cable TV, Wi-Fi service, full-size laundry, and a casino shuttle service. With its front porch rockers and Saturday luncheon cookouts, the campground radiates Southern Hospitality. It also offers free coffee all day at the on-ground ClubHouse.
The sites are shaded with tall-grown oaks creating a calm and quiet atmosphere, perfect for a weekend getaway from the city. There are both back-in and pull-through sites with full-hookup service. The bathhouse is conveniently located by the pool. Also, there are three pet stations in the resort.
Rates start at USD$ 58.99 per night. Discounted weekly and monthly rates are available too.
Surrounded by a 640-acre lake, Little Black Creek Campground and Park offers a variety of water and outdoor activities, such as fishing, swimming, bike riding, disc golf, or kayaking. On Tuesday evenings, the campground organizes fishing tournaments. There are also large porches of which you can watch the sun set into the water.
You can either stay at one of Little Black Creek’s fully furnished cabins or bungalows or simply in your vehicle at one of the many full hook-up RV sites. There are also multiple primitive camping areas.
The amenities and the area make this campground suitable for both solo campers and families. The rates are affordable too. The price for a full hook-up site is USD$ 33, whereas a no sewer site is USD$ 30 per night. The cabins start at USD$ 110 per night.
Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Beach RV Resort is a perfect spot to enjoy the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises in the South of Mississippi. The resort features a swimming pool, on-site restaurant, and 3,200 square feet party deck to watch the gulf. For your four-legged friends, there is a small dog run.
You can also go to the beach right across the road or walk along the romantic seaside promenade. For entertainment, you can visit the close-by Biloxi finest casino resorts.
There are 65 RV sites with 30/50 amp service in the resort. The pool-side and deluxe spots offer beautiful ocean views. Whereas the sites further back in the park are a bit more spacious and can accommodate even large vehicles.
Sun Roamers RV Resort‘s location offers unique opportunities to explore the surrounding areas. Locally you can browse the shops in the historic town of Picayune. And within 45 minutes, you can reach the sandy beaches of Mississippi, enter the bluesy New Orleans, and see many natural attractions.
On the campground itself, you can enjoy pond fishing, mini-golf, or horseshoes. There is also a swimming pool, chapel, and a spacious clubhouse which can accommodate up to 300 people. Therefore, Sun Roamers RV Resort is a perfect spot for weddings, birthdays, reunions, and other celebrations.
The park has 155 RV sites, a tent camping ground, as well as 10 rustic cabins. Those are fully furnished with AC, heating, microwave, and a small fridge. If you don’t have an RV but want to spend a night in one, the park features 12 RVs available for rent.
Davis Bayou Campground is located east of downtown Ocean Springs and is a part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The area offers many recreational opportunities, such as fishing, boating, or biking. You can also set off for a walk along the Davis Bayou Trail, which takes hikers through a coastal forest and over two local bayous. If you’re lucky, you can spot alligators and other reptiles.
This quaint campground is open year-round and includes 52 electric and water hook-up sites, which can accommodate both small and large RVs, as well as tents. There is also a group site available for parties of 10-40 people. Most spots are shaded throughout the day with oak and pine trees and provide a tranquil setting for migratory bird watching and picnicking.
EZ Daze RV Park is based in Southaven, just minutes from Memphis, a border city in Tennessee. You can either enjoy the charms of a small-town atmosphere or head off to Memphis for big-city amenities. You can soak up a bit of the music history at Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the star’s legendary mansion, or at Sun Studio, famously known as the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
EZ Daze RV Park is an RV-only campground but features a wide range of luxuries, such as an outdoor swimming pool, several meeting rooms, and a massage therapist! You can also make use of the southern-like veranda for BBQ or an unforgettable cookout.
The campground is suitable for large groups, families, as well as solo campers. Pets are welcome too.
To gather the rates, call the office. There are also some discounted weekly and monthly rates available.
Nestled in Mississippi’s pine belt region by Geiger Lake, Paul B. Johnson is a perfect getaway for those seeking a picturesque setting and tranquility. Adventurers will find various outdoor activities in the area, such as baseball, fishing, canoeing, jet skiing, disc golf, and much more. For the little ones, there are two playgrounds, an arcade room, and a splash pad. Located just a 20-minute drive from the University of Southern Mississippi, Paul B. Johnson is also a great place to spend a football weekend in.
The campground offers full-hookup RV sites, primitive tent camping, or rustic cabins. All of those provide stunning views, either of the lake or the woods. Campfires are allowed too!
The rates start at USD$ 24 per night. Seniors camp with a discount 🙂
Located just south of Meridian and near the Mississippi-Alabama state line, Clarkco State Park has been a popular recreation spot since 1938. It offers both developed and primitive camping, as well as cabin lodging. Visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, and water skiing in Ivy Lake. Other facilities include a picnic area, playground, softball, baseball, tennis, or disc golf.
Should you get bored, you can visit one of the many area attractions, including Mathis Orchards, Meridian Bamboo Emu Farm, or Bienville National Forest.
The rates start at USD$ 15 per night per tent site and USD$ 24 per developed site.
The spring has arrived, and it’s nearly impossible to stay inside. With those 8 best campgrounds in Mississippi, you now have an excuse to set off an unforgettable camping trip. So hop on board and come roam with us the beautiful state parks and sparkling beaches of The Magnolia State.