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Waveland, Mississippi

Buccaneer State Park

Waveland, Mississippi



Waveland, Mississippi
Phone: (228) 467-3822

Sites: 301
Recent Rate: $28 7/2016

Latitude: 30.2605499270699
Longitude: -89.4054508209229

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.25 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.25
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • 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 no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,Sprint
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • 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 no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park yes
  • Casino Casino yes

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Well, we read all the reviews, and even after reading the negative ones, we decided to book our annual RV vacation at Buccaneer. We camped for 1 week in a 31' rig with two slide-outs, in spot #117, which is in the Treasure Bay Loop of the park. There were plenty of trees in that loop, so plenty of shade in the AM and PM. Yes, the train tracks were very close-by, but it didn't bother us. We like the trains. As for the campsites themselves, they leave a lot to be desired. There was very little grass, and the dirt (dried mud) had TONS of trash and debris embedded in it. And we're not talking post-Katrina debris. We're talking lots of trash, broken glass, pop tops, bottle caps, etc. It seemed that everywhere I looked in this park, there were cigarette butts.

The paved RV pad was very narrow and drops-off; so you have to set up your awning and patio rug / chairs on top of dirt. Which turns into a lot of mud when it rains. Most campgrounds have a paved pad for the patio area. As others have said, it is unbelievable that paying campers have to pay to use the wading pool. I can see charging for the water park (which was nice) but the wading pool should be included for paying campers.

There was very little patrolling / oversight from the rangers and staff. Quiet hours are completely ignored by many of the campers. Screaming, yelling, arguing and loud music at all hours of the night. People were letting their dogs run free more than I've ever seen anywhere else.

The park is not very well maintained; including the showers and restrooms. This place seemed like chaos most of the time. It seems like we enjoyed our vacation when we were away from the campsite, or inside our camper. We won't be camping at Buccaneer State Park again. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
117
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

When approaching the park, take Lakeshore Drive to get to the entrance. The RR crossing there is nearly flat.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Shady and roomy enough. In the back so you do hear the trains at night. Would choose to be more in the front next time. There is no trash pick up from the open cans which is strange.

The pool inside the grounds is closed Mondays and Tuesdays which was very disappointing. There is a $6.00 fee to use it. Only 2 to 2.5 ft deep not sure why a lifeguard has to be present or make it adults only on those days! Had some loud music a few spots down from us. Kids roaming unsupervised everywhere. Not far from a beach area. Casino just down the street. Downtown Bay. St. Louis is quaint and not to be missed! Not sure if I would stay here again. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
111
Site Surface
Concrete
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
Yes

Campground Details

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

Visit historic Bay St. Louis. Beautiful place and check out the shops and restaurants.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here for Memorial Day weekend. It was absolutely booked, but still worth it. The campground was made up of several small loops. We stayed on Barataria loop. The sites were rather close together and offered no real privacy. The campground is located near the beach, so it's not very wooded. Each site had a picnic table and a trash can but NO FIRE RING. The only campfires we saw were in fire rings that campers brought themselves. The trash cans at each site did not have a bag or a lid and were not emptied during our stay so we chose to take our trash the the dumpster ourselves. There is a nice playground within walking distance. LOTS of kids riding their bikes around the paved loops. The showers were clean but water was lukewarm at best. There is a water park on site but it was too expensive for a day. They should offer a discount to campers or a multi-day pass. The beaches, outside the park, are a hidden gem. It's a short drive from the campground, exiting either left or right. The campground is about 30 minutes from Biloxi, and one hour from New Orleans. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Barataria
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Taranto's is a small, hole-in-the-wall seafood restaurant located near Biloxi where we had one of the BEST lunches we've EVER had. Fried crayfish tails are a must. Everyone, including kids, was happy with their meals. Prices were cheap and service was fantastic.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is located just off the Mississippi sound. It has a water park with large slides and a wave pool located at the entrance to the property. There is a very small beach area across the road from the entrance but this is not a "beach resort" by any means. It is a very nice family campground with nice facilities. The sites are large and level. Getting there can be a challenge. You must go through some residential areas and cross a railroad any rout you choose. It is especially challenging when coming from the east. I suggest following the park's website directions and not using your GPS. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
75
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Park was new and clean. The laundry area was also clean, machines were well maintained. We stayed in the Treasure Cove section, site 133. The sites were spacious with partial shade, but our site was not set up well. Our fire pit area was in the back overlooking the next site. I would stay here again, but look for a different site. We had trouble sleeping one night as a dog across from our site was barking and kept us awake. TV reception was OK. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
133
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Park was very clean and neat. Roads in the park are paved and great shape with no potholes. Full hookups at all sites. The biting gnats were terrible and ate me alive as I forgot to bring bug spray, whatever you do don't leave home without some if you plan on staying here. There needs to be more signs showing how to get to park. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
68
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have said a nice peaceful state park. Getting there is a little challenging if you're not familiar with the area. You need to ignore the GPS and the web site directions, especially if you're towing a trailer or a toad. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Treasure Cove
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The grade crossings over the CSX line that separates the park from US90 are very steep. Do not use your GPS or the park's website directions, especially if you're towing. Lakeshore Rd. is the flattest grade crossing. From I-10 east, take exit 2 (Rt 607 to US90) and drive 9 miles to Lakeshore on the right. From I-10 west, take exit 13 (Rt 43/603), go right on US90 and 5 miles to Lakeshore on the left. Stay on Lakeshore all the way to Beach Blvd and go left to get to the park (about 2 miles).

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

A large, pretty nice state park. Be sure to follow the directions on the park's web site, not your GPS. Check-in was fast and friendly. Full hook-ups were easily accessible. Modern restrooms and showers. Cozy laundry with 4 washers and dryers ($ 1.25 per load). Only complaint is that the sites are too crowded and interior roads are narrow. Sites are paved, reasonably long, level and have a concrete picnic table. The camp store, rec room, and water park were closed since it was February. While we were there for three nights, there was no trash pickup from the nearby trash barrel. Also apparently, people are allowed to park anywhere, as pickups and cars were scattered randomly around the area, on the grass, etc. However, given all, we would return if in the area. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The Silver Slipper Casino, just down the road, had an all you can eat buffet with a wide variety of food, albeit a little pricey at about $ 30.00 per person.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Large spots, very quiet although that may be because it is off-season. Park entrance is on the Gulf, about a 5 minute walk from sites. No Wifi or cable. Good value for the price, well located with easy access to Waveland and Gulfport along with many other small centers. Also, about 45 minutes to New Orleans. A casino is ab out 5 minute drive away. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
102
Site Surface
Concrete, Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Lowes, Walmart 5 minutes away. Many small restaurants and stores in nearby Waveland and Bay St Louis.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

While we didn't have a chance to park here I wanted to add a review about what a nice park this is. Full hook ups except for a few Gulf side beach spots that only have electric and water. The staff was very helpful with information about future camping. We will be sure to stay there another time. Be careful using your GPS, it didn't work for us and took us on a crazy route to the state park. Check a map before going to the park. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Silver Slipper Casino, fun place for an evening out. The bartender at the beachside bar was very helpful and directed us to a great restaurant near by called the "Da Kitchen". Great food, can't wait to go back. Supposed to have excellent breakfasts.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We made our reservation (in August) based on the website indicating the water park would be open during our stay (before Labor Day). We arrived to find it was not, and the website had been changed to reflect the earlier closing date, but we were not notified. We were refused a refund or discount of any kind. The "campground" was just cement slabs with hookups. Very little shade or green space. And the spacing was very close. 30/50 amp hookups available. Bath house available. No activities at time of our stay. Also, the camp store was NOT open. I have never encountered a campground that was operational, but the camp store was closed. We arrived after office hours, and had to guess which of the "pick any spot except these three" spots were ours. Overall a terrible experience. We paid for 4 nights, but packed up and left after one. We requested a refund at the park, and were refused. We emailed the state park association to explain the situation, and were again refused a refund or discount of any kind. Definitely not impressed, and will be hesitant to try another MS state park. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground is clean, however this is generally due to campers who care enough about themselves and the earth to clean up after themselves. I will speak on the bathhouse which is responsibility of the park staff.

The women's bathhouse is distasteful and dirty. The condition is not a one day or even one week compilation. Two sinks have only hot water...yet the water begins lukewarm and takes two to three minutes before it is warm. The sinks were stained from lack of cleanliness and covered in swarms of pests.

The bathroom stalls were acceptable. Not too dirty. The showers were the biggest disappointment, as the handicap shower had a broken shower handle which caused the water to come out in one center spray and leak all down the wall. The others have extremely poor water pressure and they also have broken shower heads, therefore it took nearly ten minutes to rinse shampoo and soap out. Also, in those ten minutes the water began heating up only near the end.

The most disturbing discovery was the handfuls of hair in the corners and in the drains. Although, I realize it is common for this to occur in a woman's shower, there is no question that it had been quite some time since the showers were cleaned, as the hair and soap puddles had accumulated mold. This does not happen in a day.

Camping is not a luxury vacation, true, yet it would be nice to have a clean environment to attend to hygiene.

Quite frankly, a family would thrive better having their own facilities to set up on their individual site. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
146
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very large state park and all sites are full hook up, excluding the water front sites which are water and elec. only. All sites have grill and table with trash can that are emptied each day. The staff are all very friendly and rangers patrol all hours. Restrooms are located at each loop and are large and clean. Store was not open during our stay but is located in same building as washer and dryers. Follow directions on their website into park as railroad crossings are raised and could be a problem with dragging your unit while crossing. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Most important you have to make Reservations at www.reserveamerica.com or walk up for beach sites.

Going to a Volkswagen car show in nearby Biloxi and opted to camp which worked out great as others from the show were camping as well and we got to see their cars again! We made reservations well in advance, and arrived after the office closed. We called ahead and they told us that would not be a problem. Upon arrival the gates were open and there was a sign on the window stating if you had one of the camp sites listed to proceed to your site and get your pass in the morning. Park is really nice and 99% new since it was destroyed by Katrina. Site was right next to the bath house but noise levels were minimum. I was worried about the gates being open all night and saw people coming and going, this is nothing to be worried about as it was all fellow campers. Park rangers drive the camp ground 24 hours a day which made it feel really safe.All sites in the campground have full hook ups. The beach sites which again are available by walk up only just have water and electric but there is a dump station by the camp ground entrance.

Backing into the site my wife said seemed to be a challenge because it was dark(all sites are back in). I backed in no problem but couldn't get the trailer exactly how I wanted it. Pedestal connections for water/electric/sewer were each less then 10' away.

Another welcoming thing was to see how active and friendly everyone was. People out walking, riding bikes and generally enjoying the park.

If you are in the campground and want to go to the beach you have about a 5 minute walk. The day use area is separate from the camp ground but was closed during our entire stay. I was going to ask why but forgot to. For the price and what you get this park is a good value on the gulf coast. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
69
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

If you are coming from Louisiana, once you are on US 90 DO NOT follow GPS. It will tell you to take Lower Bay Rd to Clermont Rd. The rail road crossing on Clermont Rd is steep going up and down. The back of my trailer hit the ground when I was crossing. Continue east on US 90 and turn on Waveland Ave (at the Circle K) and follow it to the water. This seems to be faster and the grade on the rail road crossing is not as steep.

There is literally nothing around the park but you have a 10 minute drive to Walmart in Waveland if you need supplies. Silver Slipper Casino is about 4 miles down the street and you can see it from the gates, looking forward to their hotel being built as this might add a 24 hour eating option right by the park if you don't want to camp.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is right across the street from the water coast, it is very clean, well kept and nice facilities. The lots are nice, there are some areas that are out in the open where everyone can see everyone, and then there are areas that are more secluded, where there is a lot of privacy. I thought it was a lovely park, there are walking trails as well and a laundry facility. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
132
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

The Blind Tiger is just down the road, great place to eat, and if you go into Gulfport, don't forget the Half Shell Oyster House. Best Oysters EVER.

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