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Big Biloxi Campground, Saucier, Mississippi

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $20.00
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Beware of this campground. The local NF Law Enforcement Officer is a rogue, overzealous officer, and will issue you an expensive ticket for the least violation of petty campground rules without any warning. When we were there he came into the campground and went systematically through each occupied site looking for any violations. He commanded everyone at each site to open their coolers, and if they had any beer, he made them pour it out and then gave them a $125 ticket. According to the camp host there, he also regularly gives tickets without any warning for parking even slightly off the pavement or setting up a camping unit or tent outside the site pads. The worst part is his abusive and threatening behavior and extreme suspicion of the campers - looking into your vehicles and tents like he was looking for anything he could get you for. He ruined our entire weekend camping experience, as we felt violated and like we were in a police state after he left. And we wondered why there was hardly anyone at the campground on a beautiful spring weekend. The camp host confirmed later that they get few visitors there because of the officer's behavior, which has been going on for many years. This might seem like a rant, but the officer's behavior is very much a part of the camping experience at this site because he will almost certainly show up at some point during your visit. You need to be prepared if you go. It is a shame, because otherwise the facilities are very nice, well maintained, and clean due to the efforts of the campground host. I wish that I would have been able to read a review like this before camping there. It would have saved a ruined weekend. We camped at Big Biloxi Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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DeSoto Resort State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $20.00
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It is a great campground. There are friendly staff, nice shower facilities, and nice atmosphere. It is a beautiful area. We camped at DeSoto Resort State Park in a Tent.

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Open Pond Recreation Area, Andalusia, Alabama

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $12.00
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Clean, pleasant campground with nice hiking and mountain biking trail connected. Very peaceful and quiet, with nice clean facilities. We camped at Open Pond Recreation Area in a Tent.

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