No sign anywhere for campground. We had rung days earlier to confirm if cable TV had ESPN as we avidly follow World Cup Soccer. They rang back to say they had ESPN. When we arrived, the ESPN was very grainy with no audio. Most other channels were grainy also. Very disappointing. Wi-fi worked fine. No extra charge. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I've been here for several months working in the area. The store has hot meals and fast food. It has been real convenient because when I get home from working 10-12 hour days I don't feel like going anywhere. I call on my way home and pick the food up when I get in. People here are very nice. Don't know how much longer this job will last but I have made this place my home away from home. I've referred some buddies that stay here too. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Electric & water problems which caused damage to RV equipment; broken car & RV windows caused by lawn service (the only damage that was reimbursed). Wi-Fi never works; dirt site not level and needed constant adjustments; 6” of water pooled at front door when it rained (every afternoon in summer). Damage to outdoor items when owners cut down a tree which fell 3 ft from our RV. MANY undesirables with ragged shower curtain tents and ragged RVs that are no longer fully functioning. Caters to the poor, disabled and those feigning disability (quite a few). Mississippi is an open carry state so owners shot neighborhood cats next to our RV; owners were shooting blindly into woods after report of trespasser rather calling police; owners and some residents have guns strapped on their waist and use for almost ANY reason. One long term camper with a body and paint shop inside a tent. No amenities, but cheap. Owners not responsive to complaints, and will not reimburse damage voluntarily. Just not what we would consider a safe place to park for any length of time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What's right: The sites are bigger than most private parks and are grassy. The grounds are professionally cared for. The roads are gravel. Some sites have concrete pads, others are dirt. Many have shaded yards for at least part of the day. The only amenity is a laundry room with 2 washers and 2 dryers. It is very clean. It is close to a state park where fishing and camping is allowed. It allows pets on leash and they are sticklers for this. Some tenants have sheds. Whats wrong: There were many old ratty RVs and trailers, and their sites looked as if they had been there quite a while gathering junk and trash. Several looked like hoarders. There was one really nice RV but next door was a dump with a three foot tall pile of trash. Tarps hung on roofs and fences from front to back. We spoke to a camper before we moved in who told us it was mostly military and disabled. But while I was there I had a lady who cooked drugs at night in her RV next to mine. An ex-HS teacher and his student girlfriend and their child. Asked to watch another elderly man's 23 year-old wife and report her activity to the office. And a couple on disability that looked like they were opening a junk store next to my RV. Prior to this there was the man who was allowed to rebuild a car in his lot including the priming and painting! Right next to another RV and across the street from one that looked expensive! All with the knowledge and/or consent of the park owners. Hence the cheap monthly rent of $295. I needed a place longer than I stayed but just could not keep feeling unsafe and like I was living in the twilight zone. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Heading into the area we heard rain was scheduled to be heavy for 2 days. We looked for a place with paved roads and paved sites to stay for 2 nights until the rain passed. This was the perfect place for that, it even had a storm shelter on site. We have stayed at Fair Ground type of facilities before and do not have a problem with them. You know what you get. All hookups worked well, Sprint hot spot and clear satellite view. Plenty of room to walk the dogs. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Learned of this campground on flyer at Mississippi Welcome Center. It is located at the county event center which appeared to have mainly livestock type events. It is quiet and well located to Hattiesburg. Sites are paved, but many are very sloped. The area is grassed but there are no trees. The hookups are at the far back of the site and require a long sewer hose. Restroom and showers are a long walk from campsites. You must make arrangements to stay during business hours and only cash is accepted. We would stay again only because of price and closeness to Hattiesburg. This is no frills. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice owners and staff who will accommodate your needs if at all possible. Nice long term sites with shade, some waterfront, several fishing ponds, swimming pool, and hot tub. Nice clubhouse with game room and billiard table, book exchange, camp store well stocked with basics and reasonably priced.
Fresh local eggs and produce available on site or nearby. Cabins available and what we saw were very cute and comfortably furnished. There are gravel roads which are well kept and leveled after every rain, but can be bumpy during a rainstorm. This park is very well cared for as are its residents. This parks does not tolerate drugs, guns, rude or violent campers, or loose pets. This park is more of a resort type which does not cater to the bad elements. But it is a great place for well behaved campers and families to vacation, camp and party. And it is a welcoming home base for the long term camper or fulltimer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice place to spend a few days but a bit hard to access for an overnight stay. One-way gravel entrance and exit roads that could be a little dicey if you encounter heavy rains (which we did). The paved road (Lux exit) is narrow enough that you hope you won't meet another large RV before arriving at the park entrance. The park facilities are well maintained. There is a nice size fishing lake in the heart of the campground and a couple of others that are close but harder to access. Pleasant office staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Passport America discount. Long winding road to get here and due to all the rain, there was water everywhere. Nice park. We had site #1 a pull-through that was quite long. Check-in a little unique - pass through the club house into office. Beautiful park - well maintained. Very helpful staff. Would stay here overnight again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park in a beautiful setting with plenty of amenities like pool, lake fishing, pool table, indoor and outdoor grills etc, etc. We only stopped for the night but wish we'd had more time to spend here. Owners were very nice and helpful. Rate reflects Passport America discount. About the only negative I could see was the dust. By the time we reached our site, the RV and towed car were covered in dust even though I went as slowly as possible. We would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is out of the way, a little hard to get in, steep and norrow roads, navigate slowly. Park is on dirt sites mostly, not muddy but close when it rains. Lots of ducks and fishing lakes. With Passport America we paid $13 a night. For the price it's a good deal. We used their laundry room and it was good. Didn't use the pool since it was closed for the winter season. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate was a Passport America. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. The park is on a lot of land with 5 lakes and could be a very pretty country resort. Coming off Hwy 49 the road to the park was narrow but paved. Once you arrive at the park entrance the road to the sites is one way and narrow. All roads are dirt/gravel and very dusty. The sites were also on scraped dirt/gravel with little grass in sight. The sites were level and water pressure good. However,there was one problem with one leg of the 50 amp which dropped to 113 at night. This meant we had to cut back on some of our electrical usage to keep the surge guard from kicking out. This park has great potential if some road maintenance was done and all electrical posts kept in good operating order. We would stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park could be a really nice park with a little work, but in it's current condition I could only rate it a 5. The staff are very friendly and helpful; however, the park needs some improvement. The roads into the park are dirt and full of potholes. They also are very narrow and cross the lake making entry very nerve racking. The pull through sites are just dirt areas in a parking lot with no grass and no shade at all. If it was raining it would have been a muddy mess. It seemed to me that the Passport America visitors were parked in those sites because after I arrived a full price customer arrived and was put into a pull through space that was a lot nicer. I guess that is what you get for half price. Like I said, with some work and a lot of gravel, this could be a nice park. I will not stop here again. The rate shown is the Passport America rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate was Passport America. Convenient access off Hwy 49, asphalt road to entrance then dirt/gravel road to park. It was dry so no problem. This is one of those parks you wonder about as you are driving to it, seemed a bit out of the way going in but worthwhile. Host led us on tour of park while showing to site. Site was sand/dirt with grass. Good pull-through site and utilities. Easy-out next morning. Sewer connection a tad higher than desired. Cable connection was on post, could not remember if they advertised cable, did not work. Several channels via coach antenna. Friendly park manager came by later in evening to chat. Seems he is in process of cabling sites for satellite, won't have to use your dish, just the receiver. Interesting. This park has something you don't often see, a lighted pet walk. Fenced area was grass and clean. Pull-thru sites are convenient to pet walk, nice touch. If traveling through area, this is a good overnight stop, maybe even for several days. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used this park for a one night stop-over on the way to Gulf Shores. I suppose it's an "OK" place for a one nighter, but our stay there started out on the wrong foot. As I was checking in, I was asked if I had dogs. I said yes, we have two German Shepherds. Since there is NOTHING on their website about breed restrictions, NOR was it mentioned on the phone when I made the reservation, I presumed everything was fine. The check-in person informed me that Rotties, Pits, and German Shepherds are not allowed at their park. She said she would make an exception in our case since we were only staying for one night, but we must NOT leave our immediate campsite with the dogs, no matter what. We did not use the restrooms or showers, so I cannot comment on them except to say the building looked somewhat run down. The roads are gravel, and are alright. The water, electric and sewer all worked as they should. Since we could not leave our immediate campsite, we did not get to do any exploring around the campground to get much more of an impression of it. We paid the PPA rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here with our local Coachman club. The owners went out of their way to make us welcome. A very nice campground just outside of Hattiesburg, MS. AT&T signal was fine. Their Wi-Fi worked great. We plan on coming back with our grandchildren. The lake is pretty with lots of ducks to feed. Our site was right on the lake with shade from an oak tree. Sites were level on gravel. Our dogs loved the fenced in dog area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Overall nice park for overnight stopover. Need to improve park interior access road.; narrow and very rough. Grading, widening, and 33C gravel would improve the road a lot; paving would be even better. Staff was helpful and friendly. Escorted to site and assisted with parking at site. Pet friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a little off the beaten path, the roads in/out are narrow and a bit challenging for a large rig. The park itself has gravel roads that are generally easy to navigate except one turn at the end of the pond is a little tight. They are currently renovating the park and the pool was not up and running during our stay. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The campsites are grass and some are more level than others with picnic tables and fire pits. The pond is pretty with a lot of ducks and wildlife. We did see a snake in the pond so I would watch children and pets closely. We camped here as a over nighter and found it very relaxing. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice level lots-unpaved. They were very friendly and the lots are a nice size. The rates would be even higher, but they are a bit off the beaten path for just an overnight stay. Looks to be a great place for families. Rate reflects PPA rate. Utilities all worked great. Did not use the Wi-Fi or bathhouse. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Hwy 49 north, right on Lux, left on Okatoma River Road, the entrance is on the left. About 2 miles off Hwy 49. This park was a nice surprise and a very pleasant place. It’s a little rustic but well kept. All utilities worked fine and the management and staff were very friendly and accommodating. This would be a nice place to stay for a couple of days with a site on the water and a fishing pole. Rate is Passport America for a 50 amp, full hookup pull-through. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Quiet park. DEFINITELY NOT a resort. Use coordinates for GPS, NOT address. Trailer life directory directions are correct. TL calls the road off of US49 Lux while GPS calls it Lucy. They are the same. About 2 miles of very narrow paved roads after leaving highway then some narrow gravel into campground. Campground is gravel which has enough dust in it to be quite sloppy after a rain. Utilities good. Staff was friendly and helpful. This was an old membership park which was allowed to run down badly. New owners have made many improvements but much remains to be done to make this a resort. No difficult of access with a large motorhome. While this is, to us, not a destination park, we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
PPA rate. Very friendly owners/managers. Sites are a bit dusty, but not to bad as long as people don't drive to fast. Coming in on a one way road, but no problem for us. Large pond with many ducks. Campground was quiet, but it was slow season Wi-Fi was slow. Great for a few days or overnight. Be sure to get good directions. We will come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed one night in a pull through in a 40' MH. To start with I think the term "Resort" has been loosely applied in this case. It's a nice enough park but it's not a resort. We had some difficulty getting our MH into the area where we were supposed to park. The roads into and around the park are really narrow. It was really dusty, there are low hanging trees and narrow bridges and cars driving through the park kicked up a lot of dirt. Access to the park off of the main highway is also difficult...very narrow, dirt roads. Our MH and jeep were covered in red dirt when we left. We didn't use the pool or any of the facilities but there were a lot of people in the pool. They have a small lake for fishing and there were people fishing in the lake. It was just a little too rustic for our tastes and we would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Hard to find off of US 49. Not on GPS so it’s a little tricky to get here. Best to call and get directions. Super friendly staff and everything worked as it should. Gravel roads were OK. Wi-Fi worked at the camp site but was slow. No cable TV. Over the air reception worked fine. Did not use the bathrooms or laundry facilities. It had rained for several days and there were muddy spots throughout the campground. All in all a good camping experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The pluses: The staff is very friendly and the park seems to be well away from highway traffic, considering the length of the entry road. Wi-Fi is available, but I chose to use Verizon broadband, which offered a strong signal. Several major TV networks are available over-the-air. The minuses: Almost all the sites are occupied by full-time residents. This campground is much closer to a trailer park than a “resort”. The site I was assigned was almost entirely dirt, and offered neither a picnic table nor a fire pit. There is very little grass and very few trees in campground. The entire park is very dusty – my tow vehicle was covered with dust after driving to my site. And the part about being away from the highway? Not true. You actually are quite close to busy US-49 and can hear its traffic noise. Bottom line: Okay in a pinch, but check other options before deciding to stop here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here the month of January and wished we had not. Sites not level and when it rains your site is mud and standing water. Bathrooms, laundry and pool area is in need of much work. Internet is so slow it wasn't even worth trying to use. In stead of fixing the existing area they are trying to add more sites. Also interior roads were full of holes that they would attempt to fill every couple of weeks. We could not leave early because of a policy of no refunds under any circumstances. Friends of ours was ask to leave because of his complaining and they refused to refund them any money. I could write much more but you get the idea of what the place is like. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Mile off the highway, but it was worth it. Real nice park. Owners are real nice folks. This park will be a great one to consider. Not far from the river walking distance!! Will stay next time for a few days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a nice park. The owners were very nice and helpful. We used Passport America, thus the lower rate. My husband used the bathroom and shower and said it was clean. I don't know why others gave it such low ratings. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good for an overnight stop. The showers and restrooms were clean, but in dire need of an update. Four layers of different colored paint visible in the men's and women's showers. Well off the highway, so there was no noise. Unfortunately, no over the air TV service. This is a Mom & Pop run campground that is the first stages of being updated / renovated. Price reflects Passport America (cash) rate. Very courteous campground owners. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 3 miles on narrow partial gravel road from the main highway. 7 miles north of Hattiesburg. There was a pool, laundry room, club house and lake. Bathrooms were old and not as clean as I would have liked. We took a pull-through with full hook-ups. There was no picnic table or fire pit. We were told it was a dry county so no booze outside of your site. There was no shade and we were out in 90 degree sun. This was too secluded and hot for our taste. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The roads are terrible. The water went out several times during our stay. The sites are not close to being level: they are low and hold water when it rains. And the electricity is very poor. Stayed here for several months due to work assignment and will not stay again. The owners don't even have the proper equipment to maintain the campground. The name and website are very deceiving. This is not what I would consider a resort. There were people living in tents under a gazebo leaving trash and belongings scattered about. It was not a good experience. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 3 months actually, January through March. There are several long term campers here, mostly working in the area on different temporary assignments. However, this is a very beautiful and quiet campground. The owners are super nice and accommodating. There are several improvement projects going on and this park should see some nice things happening in the future. The lake is beautiful and is home to several ducks and a couple of geese. They allow fishing on the lake for catfish, brim, carp and bass. However the bass is catch and release. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice, clean, peaceful campground. Owners were friendly. We were here during a drought so ponds were very low. Stayed an extra week and did some work camping for the owners. Paid for 1st week $110. If rate on P.A. site had been correctly quoted at $11 per night it should have been $77 for the week. (No 4 day limit on site either.) We notified P.A. , and they corrected. Always call ahead. Pool is drained for maintenance(10-25-10). Would recommend very highly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly owners, decent sites and value. Mix of long term campers and some permanent residents as well as regular campers. The driveways in and out of the park need SERIOUS ATTENTION !! Once you are in the park the driveways are OK. Stayed over night and would stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here for about 5 months, site was very peaceful. (except of the 4th of July) Has coin Laundromat, pool, showers and pond. Has meeting room (clubhouse). For what I wanted it was great. A place to park the travel trailer without fear it would be missing when I would return. Peace and quite for sleeping. Lake for fishing when work was slow. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Passport America rate. We went in for 2 or 3 days and spent 8. This was a nice find. Very quiet area but close to Hattiesburg and stores. Great value for 50 amp back in with water and sewer. New Owners are doing a great job. Our Verizon broadband flew here, TV via Batwing had great reception with about 7 - 8 stations, NBC & CBS were local. The clubhouse / office was nicely redone, pool was being worked on for upcoming season. Sites do fall off towards the lake, just don't back in too far and you will be able to level. Only negative we saw was an area on the road coming in (one way in and out), this area had the 'red' soil and got real slick after a night of rain. Ride the crown if it is wet. Owner was working on grading while we were there and part of the road in has been paved. Mag's across the road on US-49 was a nice little local watering hole. We will stop again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has reopened under new ownership. New owners are doing a great job. They got rid of the geese mentioned in an unfavorable previous review. Friendly and accommodating. We were told to just select a site and they would come to us to sign us in. Rate represents Passport America discount which they accepted even though we were there over the Thanksgiving weekend. Roads are mostly dirt with too many pot holes. All sites are a combination of grass, dirt and gravel, and not level. Park was quite empty so plenty of space. If it were full, I think they would be a little close together. It's a beautiful property with plenty of trees, but most of the sites around the lovely pond were open enough for satellite. I could see they had a beautiful swimming pool, although it's off season and the pool is now closed. Very nice clubhouse. Free (yes free) laundry with 3 washers and dryers. Only negative was low water pressure. We would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
the park was beautiful. comfortable with other campers. had a great time loved it. will return in summer months. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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We went to campground with our children and grandchildren on Aug. 28,2005. We were looking for a safe spot away from hurricane Katrina which was headed for our home in La. We had planed on a two day stay and had to stay for four weeks. Since we could not return home we helped out at the campground with cleanup of downed trees and blocked roads. It was not a vacation but we all worked together and had a wonderful time. People were here from many places and all were very friendly. We had a great time meeting and talking to everyone. The grandkids did not want to go home. We bring them back as often as possible to have fun. They really enjoy feeding the ducks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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By the time we got to the park, most of the debris from Katrina had been cleared. The sites are close together and there is no shade. The sites are about 1/4 miles down a dirt road from the office and are surrounding a lake. Since the road is not paved, you either have dust or mud. But it gets worse. There are ducks and geese everywhere and there is no way you can avoid getting excrement on your shoes, just getting from your vehicle to your rig. The ducks will bed down at night but the geese roam and if they decide to bed down by your rig, you will have them honking all night long and there is no way you can sleep through their noise. While we were here (for a few weeks) they had a sewer problem and black water was backing up out of the ground. A trench was dug where the sewer line ran but it was left open and since the problem was not fixed immediately, some campers drained their black water into the trench so you had human waste and paper floating in the water in the trench. The smell was bad enough, not to mention the health hazard. After some campers complained, the whole septic system was dug up and repaired. The pool area is in bad need of some improvements and a good paint job. There are park models here that the owners rent out to military from Camp Shelby in nearby Hattiesburg. The park has a leash rule for pets, but it is ignored. While we were here, a couple came in with two large Rottweilers. They allowed the dogs (who were not friendly) to run free and when a camper complained the owner told them to keep the dogs on a leash. The owners of the dogs would tie them up if they were inside but when they were sitting outside the dogs still ran free. One of the owners of the dogs was a small woman and there was no way she could have controlled the dogs if she needed to. But the worst part of this park is the owners themselves. They are unfriendly and basically seem to think they are doing you a favor letting you stay here. The park was full of contractors working on Katrina clean up so I guess they felt they could be choosy. The husband seems to be overwhelmed with the work that is necessary and the wife is just plain rude. If this was the only place to stay near Hattiesburg, we would park in a Wal-Mart lot before we ever stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Paul Johnson State Park campground offers level, FHU, cement RV sites that overlook very picturesque Geiger Lake. We are a self-contained unit so we don’t know about available park showers/restrooms. Entry to the campsite area is over a spillway that could be a problem if there were to be heavy rains/flooding in the area. The park office is on the right about ½ mile past the very obvious spillway. The main entry gate was not manned and we were told to drive into the park for the park office. The closest large grocery store is approximately 12 miles from the park and golf is 7 miles away. Site reservations can be made on line or by calling the park phone. Our park rate is based on the fact that this reviewer is over 65. During the summer season we would think this place is very popular and crowded so reserve early. They use trustees from a local prison/jail to maintain the park. We would use this campground again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice well maintained state park. Bathhouse facilities have seen better days. Some recently rebuilt and other are just atrocious. Paved roads and concrete pads. We have stayed here many times, but the newest staff just is not as friendly as the old. Getting anything done in the office is very difficult. But when we needed help on our site they were Johnny on the spot. The lake is stocked each year and fishing off the piers is good. We will return to this park for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This has always been a wonderful park, but not this time. We stayed in the new campgrounds. Power problems. 50 amp had one leg almost unusable . If we put a minor load on power would from 120 to 109 volts. We cut our stay short for fear of burning up electric motors. if they get the power right it would be a great place. most campers don't have meters to give them electric information . We were in a motor home . We had a similar problem when we stayed there 7 weeks earlier, made 5 phone calls with hope they would repair --- but no luck. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park with beautiful lake and shade. Would have given it a higher rating, but somewhat dirty campsites where campers burn garbage in fire spots and too many golf carts with loud music running around. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our second stay at this campground. It is really nice. A great place to ride bikes and several trails to walk. Customer service is good. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I would have given this park at 10 except that our cabin could have been cleaner. The floors needed to be swept and mopped (it appeared that they hadn't been cleaned before we got there). Some of the dishes (that were in the cabin and assumed to be clean) were not clean. Other than that, the park was great. They have a splash pad for the kids (extra charge) and a lake with roped off swimming area. There are playgrounds, lots of trees, video games and pool tables in the office area. Just an overall great, family oriented place. We would come back here in our MH. We drove through the park. It's huge and lots of very lovely sites to choose from. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
We camp here quite often and almost always have a great time. We camped in site 83 this time, great location, easy access to pier and the water, easy backing in, lots of room. This is an old campground but kept up. This sited was level and required no additional equipment.. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Girl that checked us in was not friendly or helpful but the park is really nice. We used the washer & dryers-$1.50 each. Swim beach is nice. We would stay here again. Rate is the senior rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were using this as a place to stop for the night on our way from SC to Houston, TX We had site #50 on 2nd loop. The campsite that we had was right near the dock with a great view of the lake and a large grassy area beside us. The kids loved playing on the grass and on the dock. There are also geese here who obviously have been fed by campers because they come up to the camper. However, they did not scare or bother us. Probably because they found food from another camper! We had reservations and we are glad that we did. The campground was nearly full because the schools in the New Orleans area were out for the week for Mardi Gras. So, many families from New Orleans got away for the week to camp! The campers here were very nice and friendly. Besides families with children, there were many seniors here camping as well. We were able to burn a campfire at our campsite on a cleared area but there is no fire ring. The lake water was very high. It looks like they have gotten a lot of rain. In the morning, a storm did pass through us with hard rain and hail. Our campsite flooded during the storm (or I would have rated an A and not a B). Thank goodness we were in our pop-up trailer and not our tent! The bathrooms had warm showers and were acceptable. They could use a little updating. I think they get a lot of use since this seems to be a well used park. The bathhouse is set back from the camping loop a little. So, a little bit of a walk up a hill, but not too far. I rate the view an “A” because our site was right on the lake (and many here are). Also, we had a lot of space next to our campsite that was grassy. There are many several things to do at the park including swimming at the lake, boating and canoeing. Also, there is a playground. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Boring park in the fall. Not sure if it's better in the summer unless the water level is higher. Only one hiking trail with dangerous bridges and walk-ways. Parked in what is termed a pull-through, but only entry is paved. Luckily had the toad disconnected so we could pull out. Bath house is a distant walk and has no changing area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved the park! We do have a couple of suggestions: Getting in the park and up to the office to register was a little challenging. There was no one at the main entrance, and the signs could be marked a little better showing how to get around the park (to the main office). Also, we would suggest a place for large rigs to be able to pull in to register at the main office. We pulled our 40' trailer into the parking lot and had to 'back it out' onto the road to get out of the parking lot. The parking lot could be modified to allow for 'cars/trucks/etc.' parking and a separate area for big rigs to pull in and be able to pull straight out. As a camper in the park, we still had to pay a $10 (fishing license) fee to fish (catch/release). We'd like to suggest that if you are there for less than a couple of days, that you are able to fish for free. We were just overnighting it, and felt the $10 fishing license was a bit steep, especially since in Texas, if you stay at a state park, the fishing is free. The sites themselves were nice. Relatively level, E/W/S was easily accessible. We left early in the morning, and it was a picture perfect site seeing the lake. There was a lone fisherman in a small boat surrounded by the mist coming up from the lake in the early morning sun. Something one would see on a postcard. We would stay there again but probably not fish. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park was not what we expected. Sites were not level, some as much as 15 to 20 degree incline. We had to move from original site as there was no way to level the motorhome. This park is pretty much ruled by the locals, not camping, just littering. Rest rooms and showers were in dire need of some cleaning. Grills are rusted out. Our sewer hookup was broken and we could not screw in the correct fitting. Had to let the connector "rest" on top of pipe. Worked OK, but with some leakage. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This a beautiful state park that has a nice lake and spacious paved sites. Full hookups. Our site #86, however, had sewer hookup on one side and water and electric on the other side. Very odd set up. We elected to not connect to sewer to use the dump station on the way out and was then able to pull in forward with the motorhome for a sweeping 180 degree view off the point of the pretty lake. On this site we were able to easily launch our canoe right from the site, as we were 20 feet from the shoreline. Very limited shade at this side, however and hot in full July sun. The bad: Campers here do not respect the park at all. The previous camper obviously did not want to bother with pulling out their sewer hose or connecting. There was a huge ring of dried up half disolved toilet paper and a stench, as they had just opened it up and let it fly. Really awful as the spot is only feet from the lake. We took out liquid digester and disinfectant to clean and hose down the area. Really gross. Reported to camp office, who did not seem to care. Real shame. Trash and litter was everywhere, as people just tossed stuff from cars and pickups. We picked up a whole bag of trash just from our site alone, and picked up trash on our walks every morning. Bathrooms were "hosed down" but not clean. Soap dispenser was never refilled the whole time we were there. Lake is pretty much overfished, as they have tournaments there, but if you head down to the little bridge on the "slow speed" side, you will find some very hungry Pickeral and Bass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park. Loop 1 and the straightaway has some very nice spots. Beautiful view of the lake from most spots. Always enjoy trips to this park. Don't get the pull though spots unless you want to be really close to your neighbor with no shade, packed like sardines. The normal spots are 90% nice. Nice club house with games and nice porch area. Disc golf is great! New splash pad is great! (not free though). Nice small church service at 9 a.m. The park could use some updating, the wooden playground on loop 1 needs to be tore down, bathhouses are a bit old and nasty. Sometimes the sites have small bits of trash left behind. Inmates do most of the cleaning (beware, my wife found out the hard way in the bathhouse). In the summer bring ant poison! Decent amount of snowbirds from Oct - April. Normally quiet. Occasionally, some of the campsites do become a noisy party hangout for the locals, the park management apparently allow loud country music, 7 cars, 6 water craft, 1 camper, a crawfish boil and 2 motorcycles on a single campsite, but it did quiet down by 9 p.m. That being said, this is still one of the nicest campgrounds in the area! I hope the state of MS can manage to keep it maintained and will keep it a nice family campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A few miles off of I-59 S of Hattiesburg, MS. A beautiful state park well worth a few extra miles. Many sites with view of lake - some on lake. Senior discount shaved 40% off of bill. Some cabins and tent sites. 20 pull-throughs are nearly hub-to-hub with little ambiance. We stayed at site 110 which is in a secluded area with nice space between sites w/ view of lake. Sites 109 to 125. Sites have good concrete pads. Park is oriented towards water sports, nature. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had site 86 which was right on the lake so we could launch our kayaks. It is a lovely park and any other time of the year when the temperature wasn't over 100 degrees it would have been very enjoyable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park, which honored our Golden Age Pass. It rained heavily when we arrived, so we switched sites twice in order to find one that didn't have a mud hole at the front door of the coach. Staff was helpful. We will think twice about coming back here because of the terrible condition of the U.S. highway from Jackson to Hattiesburg. Just be ready for some really bumpy riding, especially around Jackson. This certainly has nothing to do with the park, which is really nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was nice. We stayed in site 71, it was on the lake and a great site. Some sites have very big inclines, so check ahead on the site you will be staying on. Has several playgrounds, one of the wooden ones needed some severe updates. The lake is under construction so it has very low water right now! Fishing is good on the lake. Our site was not very shaded, but was a pretty site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
As far as a "RV" campground this is a good park. The sites are well spaced and properly equipped by modern standards. However, the park does allow monthly and or seasonal parking. Some of the "Residents" have let things get quite messy! I would rate the park higher if not for the trash around some sites. The park is geared toward boating and enjoying the lake. There are very few trails and the park is a good distance from other attractions. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 3 months while working in the area. This is a wonderful quiet park, it got full on the weekends. We had a nice concrete, level spot overlooking the lake, which was great when the Bald Eagles came in. The staff kept it clean and mowed. We will come back for fun someday. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Really enjoyed the solitude of this park. Did not want to leave and would have given it a ten if the laundry facilities would have been a little nicer. Beautiful park, some sites take a little maneuvering, but well worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped at site #71 from 11/26-11/29/2009 and the site was beautiful. However, the bathrooms were overflowing and there was a horrible sewer smell in the evening. The garbage bin in our area was extremely full. It was a holiday weekend and the park was full but they should have been prepared for it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
A great place to stay and lay over if you have the time. Sites are roomy and everyone I met here are friendly. The fishing isn't bad either. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was very clean and the park has added 15 to 20 new very level, concrete pull through pads. These all had 50 amp, sewer, and a good view of lake. We stayed only one night and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice park. Our site pad was on a small hill and not level but we knew that beforehand as it's stated on their website used for booking. I would recommend site 65 or 67 on the straightway section. We stayed at 67 which was beautiful and a great site if you have kids. If you stay on the straightway section, be prepared to use your RV bathrooms because it is a pretty good hike to the bath houses. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very nice park. Sites are situated around a lake and many have lake views. The park is easy to find and the roads leading in are easy to navigate. The personnel seemed ready to help. You have to be careful in booking your site as some are not very deep and if you have a big rig, you would be in trouble. The only thing that kept the park from getting a 10 were the laundry facilities and bath houses. Both are in serious need of updating. We had planned to do laundry, but the machines were full of grass,leaves and bugs! The looked like they had not been cleaned in a long time. Inside the bath houses the stalls were in need of painting and updating-- bare plywood does not cut it. Showers were small and not very clean. This could be a great campground with a little maintenance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I had booked 1 of the pull-thru sites on reserve america and upon arrival the site was not acceptable. The pull-thru sites are nothing more than a field with hook-ups good only for over night. The staff was very helpful and gave me a transfer to a open site that I had selected with no charge. This is a very nice family park with plenty for the kids to do. Bathrooms were very clean and there was also laundry facilities. Most sites are either really good or really bad. Getting RV level is an issue and also so sites retained water. All sites are paved and have full hook up. We would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I made our reservation through Reserveamerica and when we got there our site had workers building a retaining wall. Office personnel were not aware of the work so we had to go back to the office to request a different site. We were lucky there were more available. Had this been in summer months I am afraid we would have been stuck without a site! Otherwise, park was nice. I can't say quiet due to the sawing and such associated with the building of that wall. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice. Well maintained. Good place to take children. Lots of wide open areas for them to play. Park security was always noticeable. Fishing from bank was easily accessable. Big flea market across from entrance of park. Going back next month. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Pluses: spacious, all sites paved and clean. Sites are level on hillsides near a lake. Bathrooms and showers were clean. Roadways in the park made for great bicycling. Sites were shaded to semi-shaded. Back side of the campground (called "The Straightaway") is newer. It is quiet at night. Background highway noise from trucks on US Highway is too distant to be of concern. Minuses: a boil water notice was posted, but check in attendant did not advise us of it. We had to read it for ourselves long after we had drunk the water. There are many, many semi-permanent dwellers in this state park. A resident in the park told us that there was a six month limit, and to get around it, all one had to do was leave for a few hours, and the six month clock restarted. We found that odd for a state park. There was a lot of "semi-permanent" evidence around many of the RVs, lowering the overall feel of a public park. Overall, a nice park, but the state should examine the "length of stay" policy. We'd stay again, but would go to the back of the park, not the front two loops. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice park. Priced at $18, $14 with senior discount, and not limited to residents of Mississippi. It is located on a 300 acre reservoir, and many sites are on the water or have water views. Many parks on a lake this size would allow oars, paddles, or sails only. This park allows ski boats and jet skis on the lower part of the lake while the upper part is a no wake zone, with a few fishermen and sailboats. All 125 sites have 50 amp power, water and sewer hookups, and all are reservable. Each site (except pull throughs) has a table and a BBQ grill. Camp fires are allowed; only a few sites had fire rings – others just built fires on the ground. Although most pads were fairly level, the land surrounding the pad was often on a slant. We were there the first weekend in May; sites were nearly full for the weekend, thinned out during the week. The campsites are in 5 sections. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms and showers were adequate and clean. We saw a washer and dryer at one of the bathrooms. We would go there again. Campers, however, were the messiest we've seen anywhere; many of those who pulled out on Sunday ignored the dumpsters and left loose and bagged trash at their site or next to the (not full) dumpsters. One especially irresponsible person left a 30 gallon garbage bag of crawfish bodies on the ground next to a dumpster; animals tore into it and scattered it around the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed 4 days and were very happy. Staff were very helpful and friendly. All sites have sewer now, not so in the 1980's when we camped there last. Newer sites have no shade and are smaller sites than the older ones. The restrooms, showers and laundry were kept clean and neat. The weather was very windy and thunderstorms coming in on or last day but that was the problem we had and you can not help the weather. We stayed on site 16 lakeside and next to the playground and a fishing pier out in the lake to a small island where the ducks were nesting. They would make a lot of noise when disturbed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here for three months while on a project, found the to be very nice and peaceful. It was always clean, the people at check in were not very friendly. The bath house near the back that has the washers and dryers is the nicest, it has been recently remodeled. They are nice site with plenty of shade and most are pretty level. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here the last weekend before school starts in southern MS so the park was full. Our 4 year old granddaughter was the only child in the section we were in though. She enjoyed fishing (playing with the worms) and splashing around on the beach. Our golden retriever enjoyed swimming in the lake too :) There are 2 beaches, several places to fish. The boating people are kept well away from the beach and fishing area. The people who run the park were helpful and pleasant. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Really beautiful park. Just stayed here one night when passing through the area. Not much shade but the sites were paved and level. Would definitely come back to this park and spend some time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park was very nice. Great place to stay for a couple of days. No swimming pool, but had a playground for the kids that was kept up pretty good. Not much space between sites and no privacy at all. The entire park was clean and trash picked each day by prisoners. The park attendants were not very nice, actually rude. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This place is huge. Many trails, bicycling road. All kinds of activities like frisbee golf, boating, fishing etc. Nice store selling snaks and fire wood. Shade is sparse, you can only get it for one side of your rig and its minimal at best. Pull thrus have no shade whatsoever. In September 02 the gate was not manned. You drive thru pick a spot and set up. The ranger comes around about 5 pm and collects your fee. I was told the park is full in the summer and on weekends. Highly recommended during off peak times. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an old run down campground with lots of full timers. Most units are not well maintained. It works for a quick overnight but I think we will look elsewhere when we travel through again. Didn't check the restrooms / showers. Utilities worked as they should. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good access. Quiet and shady. A little soggy in some areas due to recent then overnight rain. Pet friendly. Nice people. Wifi worked. I would stay here again. My only real complaint is that they are too close to the Watermelon patch shoe store right up the road. Yes, we had to go by there the next morning so the wife could buy 3 pairs of sandals. We would still be there if I hadn't stopped her at 3. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Old run down facilities. No one was in the office even though we were checking in during the posted office hours. The sites were okay, and it was like camping in an open field with hookups. There was something wrong with the electrical connection as it fried our 30 to 50 amp adapter. We were just stopping for the night or we would have found someplace else. We would not have felt comfortable leaving the motorhome unattended at this campground. We would not recommend this campground to anyone and would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed overnight. Cash Only. Road maintenance past due. Maintenance and cleaning did not appear to be a priority. Some permanent residents were not particularly tidy. We would try somewhere else next time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This has been a very nice park in the past. Obviously the current owners are only interested in pipe liners and long term-er. Way over priced at 33.00 for what you receive. I will say the park was quiet, large pull thru site which was uphill. No Wi-Fi, no cable, no pool, no pick nick table. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Would have rated this place much higher if not for the bathrooms and showers. Although they are tiled and in good condition, there seems to be no maintenance. All three toilets were without toilet paper for days. Showers never seem to be cleaned. The dumpster has been overflowing for days. With a bit of TLC this is/could be a nice campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The manager was very helpful and took us to our lot. The wireless was excellent, no cable TV but we got several local channels. We wouldn't hesitate to camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 3 / 10 ]
The office was already closed when we arrived. Posted at the office was an eraser board listing the sites available for us to use. The sites were poorly marked and in a random order. We had difficulty maneuvering through the park. We would only stay here again as a last resort. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We picked this park because it was listed as the only Good Sams Park in Hattiesburg. We arrived just at dusk and the office had already closed. We proceeded to find a spot and were met with horrible, bumpy roads; the spots were randomly numbered and impossible to figure out; it looked like people were living in tiny little campers permanently. The only positive about this park was it was right off the hwy. We probably would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park in on a hill, but generally level. Sites are long and roads are wide with gravel. Electricity had good voltage and good water pressure. Lots of shade. There were some longtimers and older trailers, but they are spotty. We will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The lady in the office was very nice. The place is pretty unkempt although the facilities at our site functioned just fine. This could be a pretty campground if it was given some TLC and some of the monthlies need to clean up their sites. The price was very reasonable at $22. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here overnight on the way to Destin. Manager friendly, left envelope out for our late arrival, and arranged for a pull through big enough for us to leave our truck hooked up. Park was OK for overnight stay but smelled like sewer and seemed to have a lot of longer term residents. Lots of nice trees but place seemed a little unkempt. Roads little rough with some washouts and parking spaces were not very level. Didn't really see anything wrong but did not feel as safe as we would have liked. Park was adequate for overnight stay but would not consider staying in it any longer than overnight. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground was torn up during hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the owners are new since Katrina. They are friendly, very nice and helpful. Our campsite was a little hard to level, but have had worse. There are a lot of people staying at this park who are evidently permanent, but we just stayed one night and the campground was full the night we stayed due to it being so close to town for functions, etc. There are a lot of pot holes in the paved driveways, but maybe it just takes more time to get everything back in order after such a terrible hurricane. There was nothing really wrong with this park, but probably would not stay here, again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This is a great park for overnight or longer. Easy in and out sites, but there are some back-ins also. A very friendly staff. We had a long pull through with plenty of room. Did not use the facilities, but would stay here again and recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice small park with very friendly owners. On the outskirts of town, yet close to all attractions. Hattiesburg has a nice zoo and a real "drive-in" theatre. The restrooms and showers were some of the nicest and cleanest that I have ever seen. Hook-ups are very new and most sites have 30 and 50 amp. All sites are pull through and have nice gravel pads, although some are pretty close together. Some sites have concrete patios and most sites have picnic tables. Individual sites did not have fire rings, but there were a couple of fire rings available around the park. There is a small pond for fishing. There is not a lot to occupy children in the park, but the park makes a nice base for exploring the Hattiesburg area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great spot to stop over and visit Hattisburg. Rest rooms and Showers are spotless. Friendly folks and quiet to be so close to the highway. I think most Mississippians sleep at night not drive around. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
A nice CG with a woodsy feel. Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Used them 3 times as a 1 night stop only. I was always put in their "1 night spaces" which are very close together. There were other sites that had more elbow room and they would be good for extended stays. I was impressed that there were no trashy RV's here. Like others stated, this park is quiet with the exception of occasional truck noise when they get stopped at the traffic light just outside the CG. No amenities like a pool, just a small CG with a state park feel. Will use again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good stopover site. Very laidback. If you are late, they leave you a site ticket and an envelope to put money in. Good safe place to stop and sleep when passing through. Grassy sites with gravel loop road. We have stayed there to sleep 2 or 3 times and would again. Hattiesburg and stores closeby if you need supplies. We camped here in a Motorhome.