Great Places to Go Camping in Mississippi

Great Places to Go Camping in Mississippi
Mississippi offers more for campers than you may realize. There are lush evergreen forests along with some gentler hilly sections that offer prime scenic hiking. If you enjoy the beach, head to the short but lovely coastal region as long as you check for hurricane action beforehand.

Blue Bluff Campground

Located in Columbus, the Blue Bluff Campground has 92 multipurpose campsites. Campsites are equipped with picnic areas, fire rings and grills. There are restrooms with showers, and the roads are paved. Activities include a beach for swimming, boating and fishing. There are also volleyball and tennis courts. In addition to biking and hiking trails, Blue Bluff offers guided interpretive walks. Camping is limited to just 14 days during any 30 day consecutive period. However, you may apply for an extension at the ranger station.

Blue Bluff Campground
20051 Blue Bluff Rd.
Aberdeen, Mississippi 39730
(662) 369-2832‎


Wallace Creek Campground

Located near Enid Lake, Wallace Creek is a smallish camping site with 16 tent-only sites and 99 multipurpose sites. Each site comes with a picnic table, fire ring and grill. Restrooms have showers, and the roads are paved. At the lake, you can swim, launch boats, fish and water ski. Recreation includes hiking and motorcycle trails. The site has a playground and a basketball court for team play.

Wallace Creek Campground
PO Box 10
Enid, Mississippi 38927
(662) 563-4571

Davis Bayou Campground

Located in Ocean Springs, this is a great destination for campers who like to be close to the water. The park features 52 multipurpose sites, each with a picnic table and grill. Restrooms include showers. While water activities are plentiful, swimming is prohibited due to the population of alligators. Don't let the gators stop you from boating, kayaking and fishing, however. Other outdoor recreation includes trails for hiking and biking. A bonus is that New Orleans is just a little over an hour away.

Davis Bayou Campground
Gulf Islands National Seashore
3500 Park Rd.
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
(228) 875-3962

Piney Grove Campground

Located in Dennis, Piney Grove Campground features 141 multipurpose sites with picnic tables, fire rings, lantern poles and grills. The campsites are some of the loveliest in the state, each shrouded in the shade talls pines and Mississippi hardwoods. Activities include courts that can be used for volleyball, badminton and tennis, fishing, swimming and trails for hiking and biking. The bonus here is that you can take a break to hit nearby Tupelo and visit the birthplace of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley.

Piney Grove Campground
82 Bay Springs Resource Rd.
Dennis, Mississippi 38859
(662) 728-1134


Article Written By Timothy Sexton

Timothy Sexton is an award-winning author who started writing in 1994. He has written on topics ranging from politics and golf to nutrition and travel, and his work appears online for, Disaboom and MOJO, among others. He has also done work for "Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy." He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of West Florida.

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