This campground is located in the DeSoto National Forest. All 25 sites are 1st come/1st served. No reservations accepted. I sure am glad we turned around to check out this campground. Ultra clean. The 1st site on the left is the campground host. You pay at the honor box with a form and envelope. The rate has just gone from $13 to $20 a night. Tall pine trees lined the sites, with smaller trees tucked in around the fire pits. Huge sites with large open areas of grass. Hot showers and clean bathhouse although a long walk from the site we picked.(#16) You could hear some noise from the highway and Air Force base , but after driving past some of the other campground in the Gulf Port and Biloxi area I would not have picked any of them over this one. We were here to visit the Jefferson Davis historic home - Beauvoir. Very nice.
This campground is about 2 miles from the Natchez Trace Parkway. We used this as our base while visiting historical mansions in the area. Reservations recommended during March and April. While camping at site #42, I found the sites to be adequately shaded and spaced for privacy. Although we were in our pop-up, I saw several big rigs with slide outs comfortably situated. During the week it was very quiet even while being full. The weekend was a little louder as motorcyclists were enjoying the Parkway. Never encountered any rude behavior. The lake holds the record for the largest large-mouth bass ever caught in Miss. Saw several small fishing boats out as well as pier fishing available. Only a few sites are available with a lake view. Since it is a small area, all sites were close to the bathhouse. I loved the natural setting that most state parks offer, but depending on the states level of funding amenities can greatly vary. Improvements are needed at the bathhouse. Although all the basics were there, locks on doors were broken. No hand soap or paper towels were provided. These were all very small factors, as we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There was a built-in space heater near the shower which was great for the cool mornings! We had a fire in the firepit provided and trash cans are provided at every site. We loved the town of Natchez, MS!