8.9 Excellent
Houlka, Mississippi

Davis Lake Campground

Houlka, Mississippi

Houlka, Mississippi
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Sites: 28
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.049052635004
Longitude: -88.937220507446

Elevation: 373' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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11 Reviews

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Small campground but we love the atmosphere of this campground we love coming here. My girls love it cause there is a beach here and they love being in the water if you are wanting to bream fish this is the place to fish. We camped at Davis Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Small campground with narrow road, but good visibility electric and water. No Wifi. Very quiet and unexpectedly full. Some sites are short and have a steep drop off. Good view from our site. We camped at Davis Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

What a nice surprise, we were traveling north on the Natchez Trace, and stopped here for the night. Very nice sites, asphalt pads mostly level, some were short, but there were plenty for our 36' rig. Sites were large gravel patio areas, with fire rings, picnic tables, lantern hook, and grills. Only one concern: The way we came in just before the left turn into the campground is a bridge with a 19,000 lbs weight limit. We went across both coming and going, but if there is another way to get in I would take it. We camped at Davis Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This Campground was just what we wanted. We had a nice spot right on the lake. Sight was level, showers and bathrooms were clean. Laundry facility available. View was nice and the campground was quiet. We will be back here at some point to spend a few relaxing days. Great spot when traveling on the Natchez Trace Parkway. We camped at Davis Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 133
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

This beautiful gem of a campground is run by the Forest Service. It is located just 4 miles off the Natchez Trace Parkway with its own exit at MP 243.1 and well-marked signage to get to it. The shaded campsites are dotted among the trees along the banks of Davis Lake. Most of them are right on the water, all of them have great lake views. Though you can see other campers, the sites are spaced apart and feel private. Most of the sites are very level, though a few have sloped driveways to get to the pad. They have electricity and water, nice picnic tables, a grill and table next to the grill (a nice touch), and a fire pit. Our price reflects the America the Beautiful Senior Pass discount. We camped at Davis Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

The $13 charge is with a Golden Age Pass. I also spent $9 to reserve the campsite. We stayed here for a week in late March on site #16. The pad was paved and level, a little short, with the back of our 31 foot motor home up in the air. There was a nice concrete "patio" for the picnic table with a fire pit, a waist level grill, and a camping lantern pole/hook for night-time activities. On the other side of the "patio," away from the motor home, was a marked off tent site. We were on the lake shore. Good campground hosts. We rode our bikes on the new Tanglefoot Trail, about 5 miles west, in New Houlka. Lots of history on the Natchez Trace Parkway, about 4 miles to the east. You can visit Elvis's birthplace in Tupelo, about 25 miles away. We camped at Davis Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This campsite was an unexpected find after missing the turnoff for Tombigbee State Park from the Natchez Trace Parkway! Only opened year round from March 2013, this is a wonderful spot to camp just 4 miles from the Parkway. Great lake views, tall pine trees, good roads, and camping sites. The restroom buildings looked newer; although, we didn't use them. This campsite is unmanned and you place your camping fee in the collection box. The camp host did visit us later and check our receipt. We had phone service even tho we were off the beaten track! Will definitely return to this campsite in the future. We camped at Davis Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Golden Age Pass. Very nice National Forest campground. We were right on the lake with a very long, paved, level campsite. The campground host was very helpful. Really close to the Natchez Trace. The showers were individual lockable rooms, very private but kind of dirty with leaves and bugs etc. Not a big deal. We camped at Davis Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a well maintained camp ground on a fishing lake. The Camp ground is close to the Natchez Trace Parkway. The pads are level asphalt with a spacious area in crushed rock for use around the picnic table. We camped at Davis Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 442
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 90

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is located four miles off the Natchez Trace, 21 miles below Tupelo, MS. All sites have lake view but the majority are right on the lake and if you have a boat it can be tied up right next to your site. There are fishing piers, boat ramp, landing piers for water skiing and a swimming beach. Bird watching is very popular here. The sites are a good size but they are not private. There are tall trees all through the campground and it is really pretty and very peaceful. One of the most relaxing campgrounds that we have stayed at on this trip. We only stayed for one night and arrived on a Sunday so we were able to get a great site but reservations start at the end of April and then it becomes more difficult to get a site. We camped at Davis Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 134
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

About half of the sites can be reserved, the rest are first come, first served. At first glance, this is everything a campground should be. A gorgeous campground located on a small reservoir, about half of the sites are on the water and all have water views. Typically generous Forest Service site separation. Good paved interior roads, and mostly level paved pads. All weather water spigots, and 50 amp power at all sites. Nice tables, fire rings, and BBQ grills. Well maintained. The very nice bathhouse has men’s and lady’s rooms on one end and 4 private shower rooms on the other end. Lots of birds and bird songs. Frogs sing at night. Fee is $20 and, oddly, $13 with Golden Age Passport. After 4 days, some flaws appeared. A nearby Air Force Base uses the airspace for some kind of training Monday through Friday daytime, sounds like turboprop crop dusters diving and climbing. Many parks on a lake this size would allow oars, paddles, or sails only. This park allows ski boats Friday to Sunday, noon to sunset. The bathhouse has six 500 watt halogen floodlights mounted under the eaves. They emit an intense white light which attracts huge swarms of bugs which then find their way into the rooms so that interior floors and counters are covered with dead bugs; in addition to the bugs and being a grand waste of energy, it lights up the campground like the sun. A couple of 40 watt yellow fluorescent tubes would be a lot better. All in all, we would stay here again, but we can’t give it the 10 rating that it deserves. We camped at Davis Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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