Buccaneer State Park

     


Waveland, Mississippi
Phone: (228) 467-3822

Sites: 301
Avg. Rate: $23

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Latitude: 30.2605499270699
Longitude: -89.4054508209229

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-ocean Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 22
  • Good 12
  • Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 2

38 Reviews

1 Tip

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User3322

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

WARNING – The railroad grade crossing on Clermont Rd. approaching the park has been built up and a longer or lower rig than ours may bottom out; there’s a warning sign on that road. The crossing on Lakeshore Rd. is level.

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beachvic

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

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cmontet55

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

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Larowefam

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

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park was recently rebuilt after the hurricane. It is a very nice place to bring the family. There is a water park in the park. It looks nice. It was not open at the time of our stay. Restrooms are new and kept very clean. There is beach access right outside the park entrance. The only down side to our stay were the bugs. The gnats were almost unbearable in the late afternoon. The whole family ended up with what appeared to be flea bites after a visit to the beach. Bring bug spray! The campground road signs on the highway in Waveland instruct you to turn at the wrong intersection. Make sure you have good directions and follow them. Overall we had a nice stay. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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User3302

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Hurricane Katrina ripped up this part of the Mississippi coast and it looks like this state park had to be completely rebuilt as a result. It is very new. The roads are easy to navigate. All of the sites are full service. The picnic tables are built into new, clean concrete slabs. The sites are separated from each other and there are trees dotted throughout the campground. There is a water park as part of the park, but it was closed while we were here. There is a tiny triangular stretch of beach at the entrance to the park. It is a half mile walk from the campground to the shore. The rest of the shoreline is sea wall. There is a longer stretch of beach several miles down the road. There is a brand new casino 2-3 miles down the road as well. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

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MistyB

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed this park. It has been rebuilt since Hurricane Katrina, so the facilities are relatively new. The pool and water park were still not complete at the time of our visit. I'm not sure if it will be complete by summer. The sites were spacious and the roads and sites were newly paved (except for very back of the park where sites are gravel). We stayed near the front of the park in the first loop and the train noise inside our trailer was minimal. The beach was just a short drive. Water view is available at this park but those sites don't have sewer. Our only complaint was one that others have mentioned about Buccaneer and that's the bugs. The noseeums were AWFUL and they bite. Bad to the point of you can't sit or cook outside in the mornings or evenings, literally swarming all over. I have heard, however, that they are more of a problem in the spring than other times of the year. We want to go back, but we don't want to have to deal with the bugs. The park should really put more effort into controlling them. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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gmbmailbox

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful RV park. Nice staff. Park is kept very clean. Restrooms are also very clean. Sites are sloped so bring extra blocks. I would stay here again. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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hillbillyrvgal

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed here around Christmas. The place was nearly deserted. There was no one at the entrance so I just drove around for an hour and finally settled on one of the grassy over-flow sites at the front so I could watch the sun come up on the Gulf (right across the street literally). This site had electric only. I will tell you that if you stay during the peak season, good luck getting a view like I had as these high priced sites are designed at such an angle that either the front or back of the rig gets the view and it will no doubt be obscured by the other vehicles. The road in front did not seem to have much traffic, but this may be different in warmer months. In the back campground you'll find a completely rebuilt facility with level sites, not a lot of trees and concrete pads. Some of the turns are tight though. There's lots to do in- season and according to the very nice park ranger who lives on-site, it's a safe area. Watch for teens who steal beer coolers at night, though, according to the ranger. I don't know how much my site really cost as he actually gave me a discount due to my overnight stay and the time of year. I would definitely rate this as an excellent place for families, but I'll bet it gets pretty crowded and loud in the height of the peak season. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

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BryanK.

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Site was sloped downward enough to force my front wheels off the ground while trying to get the RV level. Other than that little problem, this park is a 10. We will be back for sure. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

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Teacher's Pet

Review Count: 296
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the nicest state parks we have stayed in 8 years of full-timing. The only thing that kept me from rating it a 10 was the narrow drives and narrow paved sites. Our site was very level while others were not. Restrooms and showers were impeccable. Definitely will return again. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

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Willa

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park. They have done a great job rebuilding it from the devastation of Katrina. I think the camp store and laundry facilities are still under renovation. They were not open. The pools were closed for the season also, but we were aware of this before we booked. They have several campground loops. We stayed in "Pirates Cove" for 5 nights. No cable or wi-fi available, but the antennae picked up several local stations. The sites were spacious and on an a fairly level asphalt pad. We actually had a tree on our site which made for nice shade in the afternoon and evening. There was a nice picnic table on a concrete pad, but no fire rings in this loop. There was a loop across the road (Treasure Cove) that had fire rings and looked quite nice, but the train tracks are close to that area and may be a noise concern for some people. We heard the train from our site, but it was not annoying at all. The "Royal Cay" loop does not have picnic tables, and the sites are very close together on gravel or dirt. The park was full for the weekend of "Cruisin' The Coast" but surprisingly quiet. I would definitely stay here again. Be sure to take your mosquito repellent,for the hungry things are out in force after dusk! We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Dinosaur3200

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Really fun wave pool and water slides here at this state park. Sites were a little uneven and close to one another, but if you select carefully you can get a good one in the back areas. People always post here about the gnats, and we saw a lot of them, but fans and bug spray keep them away. The beach is bike riding distance away but not that great. The pool and camp store are not open yet but look like they will be nice. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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22Trvl

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

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

While the campground is great, with some really nicely spaced sites, we probably won't stay here again unless we happen to be in the area when the gnats aren't biting. Still, I have to give them kudos for how well they came back after damaging hurricanes like Katrina, and more recently, Isaac. Rebuilding of some of the amenities were ongoing, but it did not impact our stay. We would have rated this campground much higher if not for the biting gnats we encountered during our two-week stay in April. We were unable to take full advantage of our great site because it was near impossible to sit outside. Within the first few days, my husband was bit so bad that his arms and legs looked like he had chicken pox. Eventually, we managed to sit in our screened shelter for a few hours each day with the help of a couple of big fans we purchased from Wal-Mart to create a cross-breeze to keep the gnats at bay. Nice long stretches of beach within walking distance (might be a long walk for some), and a wide walking/biking path heads in the direction of Waveland along a stretch of the beach. The Sound may not be inviting to swim in for people used to Gulf waters, but the beach is great for walking. Bay St. Louis is well worth exploring; don't forget to check out the Katrina trees. Trains rumble by tooting their horns throughout the day. It didn't bother us, but might be a problem for some. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

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RV4me16

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

I love state parks. This was a good one. The pad was not level but they give lots of room for the coach. I would stay there again. They are about to finish the wavepool and waterpark so I expect it to be very popular soon. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

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be rob

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed for 4 nights. Park is being totally rebuilt after hurricane Katrina's devastation. Park facilities are less than 5 years old, and new construction is continuing. Sites are very nice, level asphalt pads. There is background train noise as tracks are about 1/2 mile away. Directions to park take you south on Nicholson Ave/St. I would recommend not taking this route, but take the road that goes toward the Casino that is 2 miles to the west. That will intersect with Beach Road which will take you to the park. There is not much shade in the park. I would definitely stay here again We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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  • WARNING – The railroad grade crossing on Clermont Rd. approaching the park has been built up and a longer or lower rig than ours may bottom out; there’s a warning sign on that road. The crossing on Lakeshore Rd. is level.

    User3322November 2014

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