8.5 Excellent
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Davis Bayou Campground

Ocean Springs, Mississippi


3500 Park Rd
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 51
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 30.39783
Longitude: -88.79546

Elevation: 23' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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55 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

I was disappointed with site 47. Looking at the photo you can't tell but at the edge of the slab it's 7 to 8" ankle twisting drop off with very little room to walk. Small area behind with table and fire ring is odd, just avoid 47. There are other odd sites like this. Roads and slabs are good, but as others have said, trees need trimmed and tall rigs need to negotiate very carefully. Showers are as reported excellent. So, yes I had to go to the visitors center to register with straight in parking that you have to back out of. There is really nothing to do in the park, so bring your bicycles. Had a loud Harley at 10:30 then it was quiet, that was what I needed and for $11.00 what do you expect. Ocean springs has a nice little downtown area. There's a Walmart about 2 miles for last minute supplies, too. A plus is it's a short drive to / from I-10. AT&T worked but 4G a bit slow. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
47
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

See Ocean Springs and bring things to do.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

As others have commented, head straight to the site Recreation.gov reserved for you and check in at the visitors center afterwards. By all means stay away from site 37, tough angle to back into and our door opened unto the street (table and ring behind us?!?). And everything you read about voracious flies/skeeters/noseeums/ants is understated. Still, the spacious sites and relaxed atmosphere of the campground makes it worthwhile. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed neighboring Ocean Springs more than Biloxi or Gulfport. There's a bike trail to get there, though a couple of missing trail markers made the ride more interesting than necessary. If you have a kayak bring it, we would've liked to navigate the bayous but $100 to rent 2 kayaks for 4 hours from the outfit at the Ocean Springs port was too much.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful park with nice roads and paved sites. The park was very clean and neat. The Rangers manning the office were very friendly and helpful. The only problem we had was with the deer flies, they were terrible and curtailed our outdoor activities. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
02
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

Davis Bayou is a beautiful place to stay. Small campground nicely set up. We camped in the big loop and were able to get our satellite dish on ground to get a signal. Sites are back-in and paved. Very clean bathrooms and showers. We would stay here again. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Downtown has some nice shops. Charred A Steak & Oyster House is a great restaurant. Between 2pm and 5:30 pm is "happy hour" with half off of drinks and oysters on the half shell!

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

Awesome...again. This is a smaller park set back from a busy and enjoyable area. The facilities are well kept and the local folks are all quite nice. Some of the sites are short so you have to book well in advance to get one for a long rig. The only strange part this trip was the check in process. The reception building is not used and you have to go to the Visitor Center to check in even though there is a Camp Host on site. It's not impossible, but I suggest you pre-dump and set up camp before taking a toad, et al, to the Visitor center. In fact, after we set up and headed over there, all we got was the gate code and, "Welcome, there's no ranger here right now." Easy for a repeat customer...would have been a little confusing had we pulled in at dusk for the first time. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed a week. We are in a 38' foot 5th wheel and had no trouble with the roads or trees entering park. We reserved a handicap site, even though we are not handicapped, because you are allowed to do so if it is the only site available. There was a picnic table and fire ring. It was a little odd because the spot next to us had their fire ring and picnic table directly behind our rv..set back a bit. It didn't bother us, but just to let you know. Our Verizon service was fairly good, but at times was a bit weak. We have a satellite dish set beside our camper and no problem with trees. The bathhouses were clean and the best showers We have ever used. They are individual showers with a seat, hooks for your clothes, hot water, and great pressure. Shopping is close by and Ocean Springs has a cute downtown. We would stay here again. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is a gem. Quiet, secluded but right next to residential Ocean Springs. Ocean Springs is a beautiful town with clean beaches. Biking in the area is fun. Low traffic and pretty streets in Ocean Springs. The park roads are also low traffic. The park's upland trails are a great addition to the National Seashore. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bring your bike

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

I agree with previous reviews. Just be careful when maneuvering your rig. Nice ranger, beautiful visitor center. Now, the downside. If you are staying here because you need a base of operation for a few days, then there is plenty to do around Biloxi. If you believe the Park is a destination in itself for beach activities and exploring, think again. National Seashore spreads for a hundred miles in both directions, very little of which touches this park. It is a location for a visitor center, which happens to have a campground. The place is pretty, has a lagoon and some trails, but is surrounded by residential areas. If you came for a week, don't have a smaller vehicle to get around with, and are expecting alot from the Park, you may be disappointed. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 91
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 38

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here 6 nights and enjoyed everything except the noseeums. Site was fairly narrow and asphalt. We are 37' long and didn't have issues getting around the main loop of the park. Our site was pretty level and had two large live oaks one on each side so if you don't have slide toppers they will require sweeping prior to leaving. There is only one dump station in the center of the park so you get practice navigating the loop. Utilities worked well and we were able to get several OTA tv channels. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

Try out The Reef restaurant in Biloxi, the lunch menu is reasonable.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

This is a small campground consisting of 52 water/electric sites (no sewer). As others have stated, this park is hard to get in/out of for big rigs due to low hanging branches and large trees. We stayed in site 21, which was pretty tight for our 40' fifth wheel and tow dually. All of the sites are asphalt and the majority have a front to rear slope which will require leveling. The most challenging sites for big rigs are sites 8 through 22, as it will require maneuvering around a large tree to get into the loop and another set of trees going around a very tight loop which will most likely require a spotter to get around. The marks on the trees tell the story of those who didn't quite make it so use caution. Each site has a concrete patio, picnic table and fire ring. Our fire ring was not cleaned before we arrived, so we had to empty the trash that had been in it. The park is in a good location, with access to dining, shopping and the casinos. It's in a marshy area, so no-see-ums are prevalent and hungry. Dump station was located in the middle of the campground and we were able to get in/out without any issues. Bathrooms were small but clean. Showers are private (separate from the bathrooms), clean and water pressure was good. Good Verizon cell service and we were able to get 20 or so OTA channels. Easy walking distance to dumpster and they have recycling as well. Campground host was friendly and helpful, and gave us much needed assistance to get into our site. You will hear noise from the nearby train, but it didn't bother us. The fishing pier in the park is closed due to hurricane damage. We had hoped to take the ferry to West Ship Island to see Fort Massachusetts, but the island is closed due to Hurricane Nate. The visitors center was nice and informative. Downtown Ocean Springs is close by and they provide a walking map for your visit. Although we enjoyed our stay, we will most likely not return to this campground. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Walmart is a few miles away. There's a Rouses grocery just outside of the park. Ocean Springs was a nice place to spend time walking around. We ate dinner at McElroy's on the Bayou which I don't recommend (food was served cold).

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed at this park for one night on our return trip home. Did not have a reservation but were able to get a site as they were not very busy. Reservations, if possible, would be best as this is a small park. Check in was easy and rate reflects Golden Age discount. Roads and sites are paved, needed a little leveling. Water and electric only,dump station available. Restroom and showers very clean. Utilities worked well. Good campground to use as a base to explore the area. Would camp here again if in the area. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Plenty of stores and places to eat just outside the campground. Close enough to Biloxi and the casinos.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

First let me say the our entire stay here was really nice and the friendly staff is first rate. The site we had, was one of the most requested sites, and easily fit our 40 footer with 4 slides. The park was very clean and well kept. Now the downside. For a big rig, this is a tough park to get in and out of not because of the roads, but because the trees are in desperate need of a good trimming. I had to stop and slowly go around as best I could the low lying limbs and vines. If they would trim the tress, this would easily be a 9 rating. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are only about 4 sites that will adequately fit large rigs, so select carefully. Smaller rigs and travel trailers have a lot of options here.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

We camped at set#14. It was not perfectly level, but we were able to make it work with levelers. Watch out for raccoons at night, they will take anything resembling food. They stole my ice chest. It was a small soft sided kind. They have a fire pit and picnic table on each site. Our site was shady most of the time. The restroom were clean. We hiked some trails, they were very nice. We would definitely camp here again. No sewer. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you get a chance go to Leo's in Ocean Springs. They have the best wood fired pizza.

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Review Count: 100
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is part of Gulf Islands National Seashore's Davis Bayou Unit. Environment is a coastal oak, pine, hickory, and magnolia forest interspersed with salt marsh bayous. Easy check-in with a friendly NPS ranger. Our site was in the spur off of the loop and overlooked a bayou (albeit through the trees). Clean and well kept. No wooded privacy between sites, very open. The loop sites are nearly all sun or marginally partial shade. More shady on the spur. All sites asphalt paved with picnic table and fire ring. The site sloped to the rear and was off lateral by about 4 inches, so levelers may be necessary. Electric and water worked fine. Dump station modern, oddly right in the middle of the campground near an intersection. DTV provided basic PBS, CBS, ABC and was limited to about 17 channels. Many places to walk and trails to hike. I enjoyed the CCC trail with its great plant diversity and history. Blue crabs on the dock near the visitor center were bountiful. Park is a popular place for local residents as well as tourists. The weekend crowd was a bit noisy, and there had to be one camper who just couldn't bear to put his dog on a leash, which was a bit of a nuisance. Once the weekend crowd left, the place was really quiet. Although other reviewers seem to have observed many open sites without reservations, the CG was packed each night we were there and I cannot imagine not having reservations. We will camp here again. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Downtown Ocean Springs is the place to be for eateries, pubs, and art. Rouses Grocery just outside the park gate to the west on U.S. 90 is a regional Louisiana specialty grocery store that is a must to visit for local Cajun foods. No-See-Ums (salt marsh midges) can be pesky at times, so repellent should be on hand.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

This is truly a hidden gem. It is a quiet, shady, clean and peaceful park. Good interior road leading to nice paved sites. It is somewhat dated, and not all sites are lazer level. But it is hard to beat for the money. When making reservations pay attention to site length because some are quiet short. It very convenient to shopping, restaurants and casinos. My "8" rating would be "9" if is had sewage and site 19 has a drop of form the trailer steps to the patio that demanded caution. We camped at Davis Bayou Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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