Buccaneer State Park is southwest of Waveland, Miss., and is right on the Gulf of Mexico.
Hurricane Katrina destroyed the park and after a long reconstruction it reopened in November 2013. In addition to the 70 waterfront campsites it also has 206 full hookup sites complete with trash pickup, water park, store, big wading pool and day-use picnic areas. The only thing missing is Wi-Fi.
Although our campsite was described as a 51-foot site the paved pad stopped about 36 feet from the roadway with a steep drop-off behind. No problem for us but it might be for a longer rig. Also there’s an active railroad track along the north end of the park. - User3322
So does the good out way the bad? Not in my opinion. First the bad - $17 per person to use the "water park" in the front of the campground. There is a wave pool, two slides, and a tiny wade pool for babies that walk. Hardly worth $17 when its only open 10 - 6 during the summer. The really bad part is there is a "pool" inside the campground that they call a wade pool. I think the depth is 3' 9" at its deepest. As a camper you have to pay to use this as well? This silly pool is only open 10- 6 as well but it is closed Monday and Tuesday. Not worth it at all. Also had an issue with canceling a site. My father-in-law could not come because of medical reasons so had to show a doctors note to get them to cancel without issuing a voucher. Now the good, the park is big, lots of room between sites, at least in the section I was in. Also lots of trees for shade even though during the summer it can still be very hot. - beachvic
Pool and camp store are only open wednesday thru sunday.the only reason for a 9 is no cable or wifi. Great campground will stay again. Camped in a motor home. - cmontet55
We were going to stay here, had reservations, but cancled them after seeing the park. There is no facilities at all, none, nada, zip, zero. The public can and do, park in the camp ground. The beach is right there, but the public is too. We felt that there would be no privacy or security for our rig. We wanted to camp on the beach, but did not want to risk everything. - hoefler
Loved the ocean view. There are two phases going on. If you want all concrete pads, patio, picnic table bbq pit, pick Phase I. Two rows in Phase I, sites 1-12 (front, $35,); sites 13-24 (back row, $25). Concrete road between the sites. Phase II has sites 25-35, $30 with concrete pads and only one row with no tables, bbq pit or patio with shell and gravel road into that section. Some tables, bbq pit and trash receptacle spaced out across from sites near two-lane road from beach. We had 25 and 26 which were good sites except for the loud playing music from the neighbors till about 3 am each night and amplified during the day where you can hear it all the way to the beach. We love music, but there should be a quiet time, which the security guard was not concerned about since the park didn't enforce anything. You can pretty much do what you want there. No cable, no Wi-Fi. No bathhouse, no playgrounds. Basic park. However, we did not have any problems with bugs except for horseflies, which bug spray easily took care of. Non in camper as previous reviewers. Wind from the beach was minimal; canopy held well. Shuttle 24 hours to and from casino. We stayed 3 nights and had one night comped after signing up for players card. Casino has reasonable restaurants, except for buffet which is outrageously priced as in all casinos. Have to go into town for shopping. All sites are back ins. Call ahead for reservations as they do fill up during a holiday. Go to your site when you get there, call the casino and the security guard comes out and registers you. Employees are all very nice, except they should have some rules about some campers overtaking the park. Very beautiful two Catholic Churches along the beach, St. Clare's and Our Lady of the Gulf. - resume
Stayed here to have a beach front RV site and was not disappointed. The RV sites are bare and do not offer bathrooms, showers or trees/shade...but the view is amazing. A two lane road is all that separates you from the beach. The road noise/intrusion is minimum-moderate and may be more in the summer. We paid an extra $10 to have beach front site but would have been OK with non-beach front. They had good views as well. The price was high for no facilities but we went to the casino and signed up for a new players card & they comp'd us a night. No gambling was required. Would definitely stay here again for a beach vacation. - IronMan Can