We have camped here several times a year for the last three years. We enjoy fishing in the area. This state park has been turned over to the city of Gautier to run and it is in bad need of maintenance. The shower floors in the men's side of the bathhouse are cracked and broken. They are clean, but leaking. The whole building will be damaged because of the water seeping through out. We will likely find some where else to camp on our next trip to the Coast.
We camped here to attend the SEC Baseball tournament in Hoover, so we did not use their many recreation opportunities in the park. There is golf, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, fishing and bike riding. As mentioned by others the park could use some maintenance. The shower I used was slow and backed up. The site was not open enough to use our canopy. It does no good to find a site you like for a return trip. You can't reserve a specific site. The tent camps are through the entire area rather than separated in a primitive camping area. Loop A is shady. Loop B is more open and less natural looking. Watch the bike riders on the long road to the camp ground. They don't use the bike lanes provided. We will try another camp ground for our next time to the area.
We enjoyed our stay here. Host was friendly and helpful. There were about a dozen sites occupied while we were here. Most appeared to be long term. However, their sites were clean and well kept. So, there was no unsightly appearances. We would camp here again.
This is a nice lake and natural area. The bathhouses are clean. My rating is low because the asphalt work in the park is poorly designed. Roads and sites are narrow. The parking pad was not level. With the expense of hard surfacing it would be nice if they could have been level. The site had sewer but was installed at the rear of the pad. I could not reach it without moving the camper. I could not extend my awning fully because of a tree. Many of the sites have similar problems with trees left to close to the parking pads. Sites on the back loop are concrete and looked to be level and wider.
We very much enjoyed camping here. The cave tour is interesting. The river that disappears underground and surfaces again is very unusual. The area is a beautiful forest. Camp sites are nice and level. But they are crushed limestone and sand. Looks like they are in the process of raising the level and adding crushed rock to improve them. Our site had a sewer hookup. But, when we used it as we were preparing to leave, it was nearly stopped up.
We have enjoyed this camping area for two days because of the beautiful setting. The river and beach access is wonderful. The added history of the area is another bonus. There is a fort in the park started by George Washington and used until World War II. A word of warning, the access road is under a canopy of very lovely live oaks. I saw at least two that had been bumped by camper roof edges. Just be watchful and it will not be a problem. The park web site indicates the length of campers accommodated by the sites. Don't expect to put campers much longer than specified in them.
I'm sure many campers like this sort of experience. However, my rating is based on a preference for more spacious natural area camp grounds. The only real down side to this facility is it is directly of the end of a runway for the Jacksonville Airport. So there is low jet traffic from early morning till late evening.
Good site for a stop along the road. Most sites are pull through and are very level concrete and pavement. The camp sites are well laid out, but there are a lot in a small space. It is close to the highway; convenient but you can hear the trucks.
The best feature of this campground is the restaurant. The food and service are excellent. The parking slab was concrete and very level. I found the layout of parking slabs in relation to the road to be difficult for access. The road was poorly constructed and maintained. Beware of expecting good cable. The signal is extremely weak at the sites. I was unable to check out the bath houses because I did not have the code for the touch keypad for their locks.
We very much enjoy this small camp ground. We have new bikes and spent a lot of time riding trails around the lake and the surrounding forest. This is an excellent location for campers who like to hike or ride mountain bikes. The trail around the lake is 2.7 miles of handicapped accessible (to Americans with Disabilities Act standards) trail. There are 40 miles of additional trails linking to those around the campground and lake for those wanting more arduous experiences. My only complaint was the bathhouses were not as clean as last year.
This is a Tennessee-Tombigbee COE park. From site 70 you could catch a fleeting glimpse of river traffic. There is a large area of scenic water to look out over from the waterside sites. Likely to be good fishing, even from the banks the right time of the year. Also, good access for boats that can be left at a dock or bank near your site. There are many shady sites. As is typical of COE parks in the area the hosts are helpful and friendly.
The Mississippi Horse Park is a development primarily for the purpose of horse and cattle events and sales. Don't expect a camp ground. This is our second year to use this facility for football weekends. This facility is open for MSU fans and visitors alike. The staff are very accommodating. There are two bathrooms with showers available in one of the barns. There is just enough room on each site for typical RVs with slides and canopy. When you park your rig, be sure it is perpendicular and centered to the straight line of electrical and water hook ups, or you will cause your neighbors difficulties. We are extremely grateful this facility is available and enjoy it very much. You can expect Alabama fans to play "Sweet Home Alabama" repeatedly till late in the evening every other year. There will also be cowbells ringing. Hey, it's game day.
We camped here a couple nights as we were passing through. We would camp here again for the same reason, but it would not be a "destination" camp ground for us. Lake was very low. But, the grassy mud flats were attracting lots of birds. Very nice sites, paved and level. Nice tables on concrete. Very good paved roads.
Excellent place to camp for a visit to the Mountain View area. We visited the Ozark folk Center, toured the Blanchard Springs Caverns, enjoyed several musical shows in town, and enjoyed the local musicians who love to play in the evenings around the court house. However, the best part of camping here was the friendly hospitality of the park owner and other guests. They have a dulcimer jam on Monday, a pot luck supper on Tuesday, and on Sunday there was a worship service with singing and music, followed by a pot-luck dinner. Obviously, better than home for some folks.
I rated this camp ground a 6. But, don't let that scare you. I have yet to give one over an 8. We were here four days. I did not look close enough at the Reserve America information and our site did not have water. We were in the site and level before I realized it. So, we made it with gallon jugs of water. The reservation system should be clearer on amenities. This site is heavily used by boater/water users. Late evenings there were waiting lines at the bath houses. The John F Kennedy Campground below the dam looked more inviting, but was full. If we had not pre-paid, I would have moved on after a night or two.
We enjoyed our stay. The camp sites were concrete and level. There was a cafe on site that served breakfast and lunch. Normally they fix short orders. The only day we ate at the cafe was Monday lunch. It was excellent fried chicken and vegetables. The thermostat was not high enough in the lady's side of the bathhouse. This was kind of strange since the heaters on the men side were rather warm. This did not improve with several mentions to the staff. We walked both trails. They are not easy to follow. They need maintenance.
Well maintained and staffed. Sites had level concrete pads, with crushed rock around picnic and outdoor use area. We were on site 65 and watched river traffic during our stay. The area has hard surface trails providing access to adjacent sloughs for viewing.
This is a well maintained camp ground on a fishing lake. The Camp ground is close to the Natchez Trace Parkway. The pads are level asphalt with a spacious area in crushed rock for use around the picnic table.
We reserved site 61 site unseen. It was difficult to get a 33 foot trailer into. Access was backing uphill on a narrow road with washout on edge into a pad at nearly a right angle. We could not level the trailer on this pad. The Pad was asphalt but not level. The online reservation service warns the site had moderate slope. There were two dead trees on the camp site which appeared to have been dead several years. They should have been removed for safety. We will be back to this park, just not to site 61. This is a popular park. It filled up over the weekend. It is on Pickwick Lake which is excellent for boating and fishing.
The Tombigbee National Forest has done a good job of improving and maintaining this campground. The pads were good crushed rock or concrete with lots of room. There is good shade for summer camping. We plan to be back this Fall for MSU Football games. MSU campus is 30 miles away.
We enjoyed camping here. The sites are well spaced and offer more privacy than most parks. This park is a good location to camp and fish the Pascagoula River and Gulf. At the time we were there, the park's boat launch was closed due to work down stream. We used a nearby Gautier city park launch site. There was a public pier at the city park from which you can fish or catch crabs. Even though there is limited fishing access in the park, there are many public piers for fishing in the area. We will be back in August to try the fishing again.
This is a beautiful camping area. There are only 9 sites with water and electrical hook-ups. We stayed there 7 nights. The highest use of sites with hook-ups any night was 4 counting the camp host. The host was friendly, The area was clean and well maintained.
This was our first camping experience with our new travel trailer. We chose this park simply because it was close to home for our fist trip. However, we will camp here again. There are lots of lake-side sites. There are more sites with sewer hook-ups than their website indicates. The park is clean, well kept and staffed by friendly employees.