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Waveland, Mississippi

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: 30.26054992707
Longitude: -89.405450820923

Elevation: 12' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites ?
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • 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 no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • 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 yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • 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 no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • 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 yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park yes
  • Casino Casino yes

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 12

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: 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: 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: 11
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: 35
States Visited: 13
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: 6
States Visited: 6
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: 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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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
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: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

One of my all time favorite parks. I spend a month or two here each winter. Thanks to Katrina all the facilities are only a few years old.

Beach is a moderate walk or short drive away. Plenty of shopping and dining opportunities nearby. It's worth the short drive to Bay St Louis just to explore the shops and restaurants.

RR tracks along the north side of the park. Kind of noisy at times along that side. Much less so in the southern most loop. None in the w/e beach sites. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
93
Site Surface
Concrete, Sand
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
Picnic Table
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
Tips for other Campers:

Ignore your GPS and follow the web page directions down Lakeshore and along Beach. There are some very bad RR crossings along other routes. RVs have been seriously damaged crossing them.

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

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

We were in site 104 and pulled in on Aug 2 for 3 nights. Nice site and shady. Wave pool ($16 day) closed during week but had not planned on using. Campground pool was open if wanted to swim, $6 charge. Camp store small and very little supplies. No t-shirts or souvenirs. There was a game room that was nice. Camp grounds clean and grass cut next day. Garbage cans empty and ready for use. Picnic table was on concrete slab but not close to motorhome. Awning area dirt and could not use in rain. Only major problem was, we brought home roaches. So be sure and spray your tires and jacks! We bugged bomb RV when we got back. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
104
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We are from Pensacola, FL and had our 12 year old grandson to take to Stennis at exit 2 because he loves to study space. Big let down. Even the gift shop was lacking. NO posters! Went to Welcome Center to try and find something else to visit. Nothing close unless you want to go to Gulfport or Biloxi. We did not want to try New Orleans. Downtown Waveland and Bay St Louis, no gift shops. There is suppose to be some type of park open in town during summer, but with our timing they had closed. We will not be returning.

After Aug 1, nothing close by to visit that is open except casinos.

Spray tires and jacks for insects.

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

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

Our Yeti ice chest was stolen from our camp site on Saturday night, it was tuck almost underneath our camper, the guy right next to us, his wallet and guns were stolen out of his truck same night, do you think that the owner or any staff came out to the site and apologized to what happen at there Camp ground? Nope! It Could of been another camper or someone from outside the park who did it. Anyone can get into the park all hours of the night..what a shame! I must say the staff is so not friendly, miss the guys who have moved on to the new camp ground. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

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: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

Typical July heat. Not well kept, with junk not picked up and grass not cut. Buy your ice before you pay double at this so called "resort". Did not understand the in and out gates. Sometimes you have two that are open, mostly one, and then about 6 o'clock they are both open. Better system needed. It rained a lot while there so it was like a mud bog. We camped at Buccaneer State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
83
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Go to the beach, fish from public piers, crab from the concrete walls. Go to the marinas and buy fresh seafood.

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