During our recent spring break road trip, we stayed two nights at Buccaneer State Park in Mississippi.
Buccaneer was completely wiped out by Hurricane Katrina. So all of the facilities were nice and new. Only two of the campground loops were open, but the staff indicated that the other loops would be open soon.
There was easy access to a small sandy beach, with longer stretches of beaches just a short drive away. Beaches were what we drove south from Missouri for, so we were very happy with the location. The water park, which includes a slide and wave pool, were still being rebuilt. Once open again, these will make this park a great summer attraction. There was also a disc golf course on the property.
Our campsite had enough grassy area to pitch two tents. We had water and electric. We also had a picnic table, a BBQ pit, and a fire pit for a campfire.
Now for the downsides of this park. We had some problems locating the park. There was a lot of road construction in the area and the signage was not very helpful. It was also slightly buggy during the day and evening, with a lot of no-see-ums.
The biggest problem however in my mind was the train. The tracks were just north of the park and it came through several times each night, blowing it’s horn loudly. We were tent camping in the RV area. They also have a primative tent camping area, but I wouldn’t recommend it. It was even closer to the tracks and a good walk to the shower house.
Overall, I’d recommend this park, but you might want to bring some earplugs and bug spray.
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