6 Parks near Mount Olive, Mississippi
Jul 2013 - $18.00
This rustic public park is located about four or so country miles off of US 49. Well marked on US 49, smaller signs lead to the park. Roads are narrow and some turns can be sharp, thus my questionable review on big rig access. However, there is little traffic, and there were 5ths in the park. We arrived late, set up in the dark. Morning light revealed an open lawn pine tree setting near a lake. Apparently, all sites are FHU. Utilities were fine. PVC sewer connects come out of the ground at a 30 degree angle, making the connect with the hose at risk of causing a spill. Site pads were chopped up by a ditch witch when electrical was upgraded, leaving unpaved trenches across the pad. Not all sites were level by any means, some had steep dropoffs to the picnic table. Primitive dump station was a PVC pipe, a screw on cap, and a potable hose connect about 20 feet away with no hose, all on bare ground. Never saw that before. Bath house doors propped open all night with the lights on, which attracted a large number of mid-summer insects, thus the unclean bathroom rating. Small, insignificant swing set for kids. An off road bicycle trail is available. CSpire phone was 4 bar 3G. DTV scanning picked up 40 channels. Manager was met at the entry gate in the morning, friendly fellow. Only 5 campers in the park, including us. Appears to be primarily a weekend local fishing spot. Overall, a very rustic feel with some significant site upgrades needed to the pavement and leveling. The high ratings by previous reviewers drew us to the park, but I can rank this CG barely average with a 4 compared to other high scoring locations. This is no 8-10. When in the area again, we would opt for someplace else, probably over to Bassfield. - The Happy Traveler
Aug 2012 - $16.00
This park is five miles off of 49. It is very quiet and peaceful with 28 sites. They have just finished up grading the electrical system. Lots of trees and plenty of space between sites. The pads are blacktop, some do need attention. They are in the middle of adding more sewer hook ups, so all most all site now have this. The road in can be narrow at times, but passable. The park people we dealt with were first class. This park is not used a lot, seems lost to the traveling RV'er. We were here this Labor day week end and there were only three of us in the entire park. The bad is we had no cell service, but that was good in a way. We will be back. Should have wonderful fall colors and spring colors here. - Frank Henn
Nov 2009 - $7.00
We loved this quiet, rural County (or State, not sure which) Park. The price quoted was based on Passport America rate. This park also had laundry facilities, which is rare in municipal parks (we've found). Lovely walking trails and a lovely huge large. The only negative was we were not able to get satellite reception because of all the gorgeous trees. We would most definitely return here. - tpw0607
Feb 2016 - $20.00
We returned to this campground so we could ride our trikes on the Longleaf Trace. Not much has changed since our last visit, except that the pleasant and helpful owner and his son are now raising goats, so campers can expect to see plenty of goats, horses, miniature horses, and a braying donkey. Unless one is animal-phobic, they are a lot of fun; bring old bread for treats. The beagles have moved down the road. The sites are tight and a couple of them were damp after the recent rains. We have not seen another camper when we were there, and odds are you would be the only one when visiting. FHU included in rate shown. Some of the cable TV wires have pulled out of their jacks, so there was no cable but OTA reception was good. Good cell and data coverage. Any time we're in the area and want to ride the trace, we'll stay here. - Jay Rutherford
Jul 2013 - $20.00
A small private campground providing stable services for equestrian activities and bicycling along the 46 mile long Longleaf Trace Rail Trail. Owner is quite friendly and knowledgeable about the area and Longleaf Trace. Campground consists of five sites dedicated to RVing, and four sites for tents. Each of the five RV sites is FHU. Utilities worked fine. RV sites are grassy and tent sites are gravel. We had to use one set of levelers on the utility side of the camper. Access is snug in sites 3-5 due to small back-in turning radii. I believe a large trailer, fifth wheeler, and motor home could maneuver only into site 1 or site 2. Owner said he rarely gets more than three RVs at a time. Quiet. About two blocks off of MS 52. There are some friendly horses there, but if you are a kid and not bicycling with parents on the Trace, there is really nothing to do. There was a healthy population of non-biting black ants. A scout had found its way in by the next afternoon. Check-out time was whenever, in other words, enjoy life. Cash only. CSpire phone service was 5 bars and 3G. DTV had all five networks and independents, excellent over the air signals. CATV connect was on the water post, but it had no signal. No Wi-Fi, so we used our phones. For bicycling, the Longleaf Trace is one of the nicest trails in the South. We rode from Bassfield to Prentiss and back in July! Lots of water stops on the Trace. We would definitely return to this campground to serve as a base camp for riding the remainder of the Trace. - The Happy Traveler
Jan 2013 - $23.00
We stayed here for two nights so I could ride my bicycle on the Longleaf Trace, a 41 mile, paved, world class bike trail. The owner is on the board of the trace and was very friendly and helpful. There are 5 back-in sites on a horse farm with full hookups including cable. Electric service is 20, 30, and 50 amp. There are 4 other sites with water and 20 amp electric, plus tent sites on the property. There are horses nearby plus a bunch of beagles that, when set off, raise an amazing cacophony. The rate for full hookups was $22.50 per night. Narrow streets might dissuade large rigs from staying here. Bassfield is a tiny community with one restaurant and one fast food place. We found the location particularly good for the trace and would definitely stay here again if in the area. - Jay Rutherford
Apr 2013 - $18.00
Shady, by the lake and quiet if you stay in the first loop 1-27 away from the boaters and jet skiers. Good showers, but the toilets have no seats - part of the design of the toilet-weird. - Traveler John
Apr 2013 - $18.00
This park is one of a number in the Pat Harrison Water Park system. The park offers full services and has large sites with either paved or concrete pads as well as fire pits and barbecue stands. They offer PA reductions on certain days as well as senior discounts. A nice quite getaway. We would stay again if in the area. - lrp374
Oct 2007 - $8.00
Paid Passport America rate of $8.25 for first 3 nights and $15 (senior) for 4th night. Park has two RV areas and is part of the Pat Harrison Water District which runs about 9 "water parks". The sites with the higher numbers has been recently updated, all new pavement, sites and roads. 50 amp service with sewer. Nice quiet park very much like a COE park, big roomy sites with plenty of space between them. The only one downfall we had was a bunch of small ants that must have gotten disturbed. They were all over the RV and we did not have ant spray with us. Other than that we had a good time. - Bob and Inga
Jul 2013 - $20.00
We pulled off of US 49 and followed the signs to this campground. It was fully occupied by what looks to be long-term permanent RVers. Not a site available on a Thursday night for travelers. There were two loops. The first loop was a graveled circular driveway, numerous potholes, multiple autos/trucks in front of many RVs, all back-in sites. The second part of the CG was about 500 feet further, with numerous hookups lined along a ball park paved parking lot, again with many long-term camping signs. Park itself was pretty, and obviously is a recreational center of activity for the community. But the RV park appears to be government supplied residential RV sites for locals. We would not return again. - The Happy Traveler
Sep 2016 - $27.00
We were passing through Hattiesburg--had no idea what to expect from this campground. All we really hoped for was a good nights sleep. And then we turned into the entrance!
My wife and I knew immediately that we had stumbled into one of those "jewels" that you remember forever.
If you are among those campers who whip their class A off the highway, hook up and disappear inside to watch TV until time to leave... You might not be as thrilled as we were. You will be satisfied--but not thrilled. The owners haven't paved every square inch of it.
But if you appreciate a thoroughly warm and charming welcome, an unbelievably good price, and a huge natural surrounding that shows you everything good about Mississippi--you need to give this place a try. - Dennis McClure
Feb 2016 - $26.00
Nice quiet park. Owners are exceptionally nice. Go out of there way to help you. Pretty ponds. Nice sites. Very quiet. Was traveling through for only one night was a little out of our way, but was worth it. - Beverly McConnell
Jan 2016 - $26.00
PROS - The ponds make a nice setting. The clubhouse in its day must have been really nice, love the large stone fireplace.
CONS - Older campground in need of repairs. Dirt roads dusty with a lot of potholes, low water pressure we only had 35 psi, filled our water tank and ran with the water pump. No cable, but they will rent you a Dish, no Wi-Fi. On the site we had the 50 amp and the voltage was too high and would trip our surge protector so we ran on propane.
WOULD WE STAY HERE AGAIN? No - Traveler II