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Buccaneer State Park

Waveland, Mississippi


1150 S Beach Blvd
Waveland, Mississippi 39576
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 301
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 30.26055
Longitude: -89.40545

Elevation: 12' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites ?
  • 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 ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • 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 yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • 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 yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino yes
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • 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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76 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground. If you have pets be watchful of small burrs everywhere. We stayed on site #13 with a 40ft fifth wheel with six slides. Had lots of room. No shade to the sides but nice shade tree to the back of site. Paved pad was level, but the edge of the paved pad (door side) was washed out (slightly at front and a lot at rear) so If your camper has a door at the rear side you will most likely have a doozy step out of your door. Our door was toward the front where it wasn't too bad but still put some boards under my mat so we wouldn't wrench our ankle. Otherwise great site and it sits at the end of a circle and backs up to the woods. Good Dish signal, several over the air Tv channels and good Verizon service. Pool was not open. Was told it would on memorial weekend. Young girl at check in wasn't very talkative. Gave us our tag and that was it. No campground map or information. We had to ask how to get to our site. Over all we had a nice stay. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough 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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

This was our first time at Buccaneer and love that they have full hookups. We stayed in the 1st loop - Jean Lafitte, I believe - and the sites were pretty spacious but not much shade, although they do have plenty trees. Our site wasn't that level and they aren't that wide either so have blocks and a mat. Proximity to the gulf / beach / casino couldn't be any closer so that was nice. Our 7 year old loved the playground area although we didn't stay too long with the heat. The restrooms could use air conditioning, it was extremely hot inside with only fans blowing the hot air around. Overall, an older park that has been re-done since Katrina but could still use some updating. The wave pool and slide areas were not yet open when we visited so we can't comment on that but that area looked nice. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Asphalt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed driving along the gulf front road admiring all the beautiful homes and played in the sand / water but some areas the algae is really bad. The Silver Slipper casino has an excellent buffet but be forewarned, if you have little ones they are FULL PRICE like an adult. Think only 3 and under are free. For 2 adults and 1 seven year old, we paid over $90 and no way our daughter came remotely close to eating $29.95 worth of food.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground in a nice area. It was a mile from a small beach and a couple to the bigger beaches. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Pirates Cove
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Great bicycling along the Gulf Coast. I think you could take paths or sidewalks safely to Beloxi if you had the time and energy. Bay Saint Louis to the the east was a nice area for dining.

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

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We arrived a couple of days early for our reserved site 23. For two nights we took one of the space available sites in the Port and Dock area which are 45.00 a night. We enjoyed the view of the gulf from our site. This area is water and electric only and is just a grassy area. Our reserved site #23 was with asphalt for the rv, picnic table some shade trees and some grass. The park is nice and the facilities clean. The only irritation was that each morning between 4am and 4:15 am we would wake up hearing what sounded like a noisy atv or vehicle driving around. While at the beach site with the road that is in front we did not give it much thought. However, this morning in site 23 back in the campground we were again woke at 4am to the same noisy atv. I can only guess it is park personnel making the rounds. If you are a light sleeper you may experience the morning wake up. Other than that we enjoyed our stay. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Asphalt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

To be fair we arrived at this park after a stay at a very nice COE park. Buccaneer State park could be a very nice park. They have a great staff and a supreme location. The park lacks for maintenance. Our site # 13 was a large site at the outer end of a loop with a lot of potential. The pad was severely washed out at the back edges. This forced us to camp to the front of the pad leaving little room for our toad. One of the park employees was notified and said they had ordered gravel to fill the washout. None of the sites we saw had fire rings. You simply built a fire where ever you pleased. Our site was dotted with multiple old fire sites. Water sewer and electric were very good with sufficient pressure and easy access. Wifi was sketchy at best. We ended up using our AT&T access which was weak but worked. Good off air television with many channels. Shopping and restaurants are about 15 minutes away in Waveland. On the upside there is a nice waterpark and miles of white sand beaches. We would have camped on the beach sites but the cold weather and winds kept us in the wooded area. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Choose your route to and from the campground carefully. A railroad track crossing has steep approach which could easily hand a long rig. There are a couple of good crossings but most are poor to impassable. Watch your speed on Beach Drive. Local PD runs radar to supplement the town budget. Speed limit is 25.... believe it. Beautiful beaches with long shallow approach to the Gulf (Bay). Nice park but needs some loving.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park. Full hookups. The only negative was the train. Tracks run along the North of the campground. We were very close to the tracks, and the noise was pretty loud. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
108
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Enter park via Lakeview Drive to avoid very high train tracks.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

We had reserved site 204, but when we arrived we decided to take one of the gulf view sites near the front entrance so this review is about that site.....our site was level and had a great view of the gulf, you are near the highway so there is some traffic noise but it didn't bother us...site was grass and big rig friendly....there are only water and electric at these sites as opposed to the rest of the park which are full hookups...there are no shade trees on these sites so it would be very warm in July or August...services worked fine...We got AT&T Cell signal and used our hotspots, also got plenty of over the air channels with the antenna.....during the summer this park has a lot going on, but this time of the year the pools and things look like that are closed for the season.....the park is very level so you can ride your bike around the park or on the main road near the water, there is also a nature trail inside the park or you can walk along the path on the sea wall...the staff was excellent and the laundry facilities were very good...A lot to do and see around the area, we will definitely return.... We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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:

Be sure to visit the museum showing the devastation from hurricane Katrina in 2005, it is unbelievable what they have done to bring this town back from that hurricane.....

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

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed in site 4. Very nice state park for RVs. Sites are clean and paved. Easy sites to set up. The sewer lines are at a weird angle though and not ideal for drainage, but work fine. Had to walk out my hoses every other day or so. There was not a fire ring. Pool is closed on Monday and Tuesday, also has a cost though, so don't plan on using it those days. Really disappointing for my kids on a Sunday-Thursday stay. Store wasn't useful. Had a few things, but driving to town was better. Laundry facility was nice to have. Several bathhouses that seemed clean and nice, although we didn't use much. Have to drive to get to the beach, and have to drive a few minutes to get to a decent beach. Would definitely stay again for the price. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Drive Beach Blvd up to Long Beach...spectacular views. Gulf Islands Water Park for the kids was great.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

First time staying at Buccaneer. We stayed on site # 8 trying to be as close to the Wave Pool as possible. The park is nice and clean, but if you want shade, get to the areas in the rear of the park. There are a ton of sites. We used the park as a hub while we did several sights on the coast (Beauvoir, NASA, etc.) We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Beach Blvd is 25 MPH. Please go the speed limit because there is a ton of foot traffic on the road using the beach for recreation. Previous review suggests using Lakeshore Drive off of Hwy 90 from exit 2 (Hwy 607.) This was a good route. The one railroad crossing created no problems for my truck or trailer. Old Town Bay St. Louis has a lot of charm and good places to eat. Try Trapani's if you haven't been there.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed on site 129 in the Treasure Bay loop. A tree at the rear of the site prevented us from positioning the rear stabilizers of the slab, and a tree on the door side of the trailer prevented us from fully opening the awing. Slight slope front to rear, not bad. Lots of open area curb side by picnic table, totally private, street side site next door not too close, recessed further back, need to close shades at night. Camp store was not open, no ice available in the park. Game room was also closed, as were the pools. Everything might be open Memorial Day when the pools open. I would suggest, no matter what type of motorhome you drive, or trailer you are towing, use Lakeshore Drive to get to the beach. The railroad crossing there is almost completely flat, as opposed to the other crossings mentioned in the park directions. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
site 129
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Plenty of restaurants along S. Beach Blvd in old town Bay St. Louis. The Blind Tiger has good food with a menu that changes daily. Sliver Slipper casino has the Jubilee buffet which is very good, also half price Mon- Wed with the free Player's card.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Nice roomy site on paved pad. The only complaint is that the railroad track was about a football field away but we were still happy to be backed up to a wetland. This campground was rebuilt after Katrina so all facilities are up-to-date. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
126
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
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Great bike riding. We loved visiting Bay St. Louis and had a good dinner at the Blind Tiger.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Our site was in back of park very wooded, pest from the woods not good. I would stay again but more upfront in the open site. Walking distant to the Gulf We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
129
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Had seen comments about the park, however I was disappointed. As a first timer not familiar with park and the sites so I had to reserve from website on a gut feeling. Site was too small for our rig. Most sites are actually short and slight slope, but if you frequent the park and know what sites work for your unit, I'm sure you'll have a better experience. We were able to move to another site. For Motorhomes do suggest coming in via Lakeshore Drive. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed on the section over looking the Gulf of Mexico. Fantastic view. When checking in the main campground is beyond the office. Looked very nice but we wanted the beach view. The girl checking us in was not helpful in telling us how to get to the site. We had to drive through the campground to find it and then found out it was outside of the main campground. A little confusing. She also wasn't helpful when we checked in; registered us and that was it. No campground map, no instructions, etc. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Beach Side
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
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:

Great spot for enjoying the view. Nearby casino and the town of Waveland is very friendly. The town was ground zero for hurricane Katrina. They have a museum about the hurricane.

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

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Very clean, nice FHU park. Quiet and relaxing. Heard the train a few times but it wasn't really bothersome. Make sure you take Lake Shore into the park. GPS directions will take you over some really steep tracks. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
138
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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