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This is an old Army Corps of Engineer campground that is in need of upgrading. Of the 321 sites, only 109 have 30 amp power. There is no 50 amp electric or water at the camp sites, however you may be lucky enough to have a site close to a water hydrant that you could tie into with a "Y" or "T" adapter. There is no sewer at any site although there is a dump station with two access points. The electric sites are situated very close together. The non-electric sites are more spacious, especially those that back up to the water. Those are lovely sites if you want to/can boondock. If you camp at an electric site, plan on taking leveling blocks with you as many will require side to side leveling. Also you may need blocks for your rear stabilizers because some of the sites "drop off" in the back. The restrooms/showers are very old and need major refurbishing. The restrooms were clean and serviced regularly, we didn't use the showers. The rates vary for the campground: Electric-$24.00; Lakefront non-electric-$21.00; Other not-electric0$19.00; and Multiple Family Site-$34.00. They do accept the "Golden Access" and "America the Beautiful Access" cards which gives you a 50% discount. All in all, it is an okay campground and we will stay there again.

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This is the third time we have been to this park. This is a nice quite, family friendly park but it is old. The restroom/shower house is old but clean. The pricing has changed since our last visit. It is now based on how you camp; tenting ($35.00), camper 25 ft long or less ($40.00), and more than 25 ft $50.00. I would have given a higher value rating but the price is pretty high for such an old park. You can now reserve online at https://www.monroecounty.gov/mcparks/reserve/camp. If you plan to cook outside, some sites have pedestal grills, some fire pit grills, some both, and at least one (site 34) has no usable grill, a tree has grown up around it. A lot of the grills are not level and may cause you a problem with cooking. Every site does have a fire ring. With all that being said, it is a very nice campground. The staff is friendly and it is convenient for us with children and grand-children close by. We will camp here again.

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This is a city park that was created by the Corps of Engineers. You can find the park on Recreation.gov but you cannot make a reservation. The campground is open between Memorial Day and Labor Day. There is camping allowed prior to Memorial Day and after labor day on an honor system basis. This is a 1st come, 1st served park except for holidays, when up to one half of the sites may be reserved. This is an old park but it is clean and well maintained. There are 75 sites with 30 amp electric, the rest have no electric. Most of the sites share electric with another site. There is no water in the campground but there is water as you enter the area at the registration hut. There are no sewer hook-ups but there is a dump station which is free to campers. The restrooms and showers are old but are clean and well maintained. The campsites are paved but old. Most are flat but some have a severe slope. Several of the sites are wet and muddy after a rain. There is a lot of space between campsites. There is a picnic table and fire ring at each site but there are no grills. The current rate is $27.00 for Electric and $22.00 with no Electric. The campground website gives more information. I would have given a higher Value rating if the restroom/showers were modernized. This was our first time here and it was very pleasant. We will definitely camp here again.

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This was our first time at this COE campground. It is very similar to others in this area; clean rest rooms and showers, well maintained grounds, mostly level concrete pads (some but not many may require some leveling blocks), friendly volunteer staff, park ranger drive-throughs several times a day and night, good water pressure and consistent 120 volt service (fluctuated between 118v and 122v even with all the camper AC's running). They have closed the Woodpile loop indefinitely (sites #73 through #99). Rate includes discount for Senior Pass. Will definitely stay here again.

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This is a great Corps of Engineer campground. The grounds are well maintained, the staff is very helpful and the restrooms/showers were clean. The rate we paid reflects the Senior Pass discount. Rates range from $12 for tent sites to $36 for full hook-ups. Full hook-up sites are limited. They include #'s 14 thru 18 in Owl's Roost loop (reservable; Sites 19, 22, 23, 25, 28, and 30 on the Beaver Lodge loop (non-reservable); Sites 49 thru 54 and 60 thru 63 on the Buck Ridge loop (reservable); Sites 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 72, 74, 77, 79, 80 thru 84, 115, 116, 119, 121, 122, 125, 126, 127, and 129 on the Covey Point loop (reservable); and Site 137 on the Whispering Pines loop (non-reservable). Excellent tent sites are available on the lake and are level with fire rings and picnic tables. We spent 3 nights and had several deer walk through our site including a doe with 3 fawns and 2 buck with 4 points each. What a sight. Some sites require side to side and front to back leveling, but the majority are either flat or only require front to back leveling. The campground is easy to get to off of I-57. We will definitely stay here again.

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Very nice campground. Staff was very friendly and directed us to our site. This campground is mostly for long term rigs. Took a walk around the lake and it looks like some campers had been there for years. Very clean but some long term sites need to be cleaned up. The short term sites are in the sun with little or no shade. Some pads are concrete and others are gravel. All sites appear to have cable TV, even the tent sites. All short term sites are pull through so it makes it very easy in and out. We used this as a base camp for our stay. Would definitely stay here again.

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This is a very nice Corps of Engineer campground. It is easy off and easy on from I-57. Nightly rate reflects Senior Pass discount. We stayed one night on the way to Marengo, IL. Most sites are electric only with water hydrants scattered throughout the camping loops. They do have some full hookups as follows: Eagle Loop sites 60 thru 63. Bluejay Loop sites 11,13, & 15 as well as 18 thru 41. Many sites require serious leveling (front to back and side to side). Others are very nice with little or no leveling required. Restroom and shower facilities are new, clean and well maintained. The grass could have been mowed but it was okay. We would definitely stay here again either overnight or longer.

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The Corps does it again. This is a very nice COE park. Easy access to each site. Sites are gravel and mostly level. The grounds are very well maintained. We only stayed one night enroute home to North MS from Rochester NY. The $11 rate was with our Senior Pass. Non seniors pay $22. Would recommend this campground to anyone passing through or spending a few days.

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This is our second time at this park. Very pretty park with lots of hiking trails and wildlife. We stayed 9 nights and had lots of rain. Fortunately we were in a site that didn't have a drainage problem but there were many that were flooded. Water hookups are not available at every site but there are faucets that you can tie into that are shared by others. If you need full water, make sure you have a "Y" or "T" adapter. Showers are available but you need to buy tokens from the office, 2 for $1.00. One token will give you about 5 minutes of water.

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Just spent the night while traveling to Rochester,NY, from orth Mississippi. This park was easy to find with easy access to the sites. Got there after the office was closed, but instructions for paying were easy. The grounds were well maintained, the bath and showers were very clean even at the end of the day when we arrived. The park roads are paved and wide. There are speed bump signs, but they are very close to the bumps so watch your speed or you could be in for a suprise. Would stay here again when traveling. Would not want to stay on a busy week(end); I think it would be a zoo.

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This is a very nice park. There are no water or sewer hookups so you have to carry your water with you or fill up at the campground as you enter. When filling your tank you actually block the road for others entering the loop. While it says "Pet Friendly", there are only 2 of the 8 loops that allow pets. There is a very nice campground store. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Would stay here again.

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Stayed here overnight on a trip from north MS to Rochester, NY. This is a nice clean park with a friendly staff. There were a lot of full timers but also plenty of other sites including open pull-throughs. Would stay here again for a night.

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This is our 3rd time here. The park is older but well maintained, and the staff is very friendly. The park has a store with limited items; ice, drinks, some food items, wood, t-shirts and other items. Restrooms/showers are cleaned daily and trash is picked up daily. The Rangers patrol the park regularly. Sites 1 through 27 are in what appears to be the older area. The pads are asphalt and some are steep and not level. The last loop in, sites 28 through 43 are newer, I think. Pads are concrete and level. There is more space between sites in this loop. This is the only area I would stay in. The restrooms and showers are clean and modern. We are Geocachers so didn't spend much time in the park. AT&T cell phone signals are weak in the sites down by the lake. It appears to be a great place for families. We will definitely be back.

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This is a very nice snowbird park. The park host said they are 90% full during the winter and are about 10% full in the summer. It is clean, well maintained and compact yet roomy. There are individual restrooms with showers which are secured by a keypad locking system. The pads accommodate big rigs easily. The are mostly back-ins but there are some pull-throughs. There are patio pads but the park doesn't want any clutter. Even though it is a snowbird park, we didn't see the usual setups and "stuff" around. There are no grills, fire pits or picnic tables. The daily rate went up to $30/night this year. We stayed 3 nights. The manager said the monthly rate is currently $400. I only rated it an 8 because there was no grill or fire pit.

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This is the 4th time we have camped here. We love the park because it is very scenic with good hiking trails and great wildlife. As previously mentioned, the lake is down because of the hole in the dam. I rated the park a 6 because many of the sites need repair and in some cases very dangerous. While our site, 38, was good, many of the sites on the lake side have severe drop offs. I saw one motorhome where the step was at the edge of the pad and there was a 3 ft drop to the dirt. They would have had to step off the side of the step to get to the concrete and then a steep slope to get to the table/fire pit/grill. One of the restrooms at then end of the drive, where a majority of the campsites are, was closed. Also, when we arrived, none of the campsites had been mowed. The Mississippi Park Service needs to upgrade the camping sites and campground road. We were fortunate that our site was mostly pine needles. On the positive side, if you are a geocacher, there are a lot of caches in the park as well as the surrounding area. We had a ball caching. Even though I rated it a 6, we will stay here again. It is convenient to where we live, we don't stay in our campsite much, and there is lots to do.