exsailor81

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As before, a great park on a great lake. Only thing missing is bank fishing Maybe a fishing pier? Most sites haves a view or access to the lake . Well maintained and lots of ranger presence

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Very nice park right in the middle of Jackson. Lots to do, museums, parks etc, a small picturesque lake and most sights are right on it. Yes the road is gravel, but it is smoother than a lot of paved roads. It is the country in the middle of the city. I will be back.

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Location is great, lots of access to the lake(s). Spots were mostly level and access was good. The park is looking a little old and the bathrooms and other facilities showed it. Laundry and fish cleaning station both were out of order and looked like they had been for some time. Without some attention this park will be in bad shape pretty soon.

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Very nice park, lots of amenities and all were in great working order. Very friendly staff, and a great location for visiting DC. Only issue is some of the sites are not level (by a lot), so watch for that. We will stay here again.

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Great location, all services and facilities were in great shape. When we pulled in (10pm) our spot was an odd angle and one of the neighbors' truck would have made it hard to get a 35 ft. 5th wheel in there. The resident manager saw the predicament and immediately put us in a better spot, very helpful. Advice to anyone thinking of staying here is try to get on the back side away from the highway, and if over 30 ft., spring for the pull-thru spots. We will be back.

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Awesome location! Walking distance to beach and all the usual beach entertainment. Spots were concrete, level and had a small patio also. It borders a wildlife area which was great for an evening walk. Pool was very small and no game room or other amenities you would expect when it's called a "Resort". A couple of watch-outs: WiFi is mediocre, good for email only. Also the basic rate is for 2 people, if you bring more it is $5 per day per person... Overall a great destination for the beach, we will stay here again.

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Great campground. Stayed here before and the only issues are a little lack of attention, tall grass, and the beach was closed due to high water. But the sites are paved and level, several right on the water. Facilities are in good repair and clean and the ranger came around often which has been my gripe in the past. Excellent campground we will stay here again.

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Second time here this year and I can't say enough about this little CG in Jackson, MS. 10 minutes from downtown and all the "urban activity" but quiet and peaceful. Ranger came by often, but we didn't even need to talk to anyone in the office. Facilities were in good working order, road in is gravel but smooth. I'll be back...

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Stayed here for Halloween on recommendation of friends, great idea! Hayrides, haunted house(s) haunted campsites, great time. Little noisier than typical, but well worth it. Park is a treasure regardless of time of year, hiking, thick woods make it more like camping instead of a "park" atmosphere in many CGs. Leave the fishing pole at home, lake is pretty but nothing in it. I will be back.

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To be honest, as a Mississippi resident, I was embarrassed. Unkempt, and old this was a disappointment. Zero privacy because there is no under-growth, dozens of mature trees but nothing less than 50 years old so in a few years this will look like a hay field. Since there is so much sun it needs mowing and trimming more than most, a requirement that must have been overlooked by the maangement. Largest lake in MS, lots of fishing, and boating, but this campground is sad. Heres an idea, put in some new growth trees, clean up the place (weedeat), fix the dump station,it is disgusting. MS is supposed to be an outdoor state, this park didn't show that.

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Fantastic park, only gave it a 9 because some of the sites are very close. Nice beach, water access from about half the sites. Nice folks running the place too. I will be back. Only issue is if you've never been there be careful about the sites, COE website is useless on scale drawing of park and parking. We will be back.

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Very nice well kept park. We come here often and always enjoy it. Paved level spots, all the furnishings are functional, some sites are right on the water. Lots of passes by from the "contractor" rangers and even local sheriff. Beach area is pretty close and mostly shaded sites. I'll be back.

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So much potential, but very disappointing. Mostly waterfront spots, all level. Bathrooms were great, lake is beautiful. However your in Mississippi, it's in the 90s and there is no lake swimming? No pool, no beach, so we can't get in the water? Never seen this before. They can ski, but you can't swim from the very open and clean shore? Nice park for fall maybe but in summer it is not kid friendly. What a shame because it is really nice otherwise. I doubt we'll come again.

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I am a regular at this park and it seems budget cuts are starting to take a toll. Installed grills and picnic tables looking rough. The park itself is great though. Yocona ridge has lots of sites on the water, very peaceful and shaded. Mississippi should just raise the user fees and take care of infrastructure, and you will have a premier park!

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So much potential, but the campground is very nice, many sites right on the water. Clean and shaded, it is a real gem. Only drawback is management. It was a bit off-season so the contractor was the only ranger we saw and she was useless. Her office is right next to the bathhouse and I had to go tell her it was backing up. When some youngsters decided to share Led Zepplin with everyone in the campground she merely shrugged and said she would tell the ranger "whenever he came by". Put someone who cares in there and this place would be top notch!