I stayed here around Christmas. The place was nearly deserted. There was no one at the entrance so I just drove around for an hour and finally settled on one of the grassy over-flow sites at the front so I could watch the sun come up on the Gulf (right across the street literally). This site had electric only. I will tell you that if you stay during the peak season, good luck getting a view like I had as these high priced sites are designed at such an angle that either the front or back of the rig gets the view and it will no doubt be obscured by the other vehicles. The road in front did not seem to have much traffic, but this may be different in warmer months. In the back campground you'll find a completely rebuilt facility with level sites, not a lot of trees and concrete pads. Some of the turns are tight though. There's lots to do in- season and according to the very nice park ranger who lives on-site, it's a safe area. Watch for teens who steal beer coolers at night, though, according to the ranger. I don't know how much my site really cost as he actually gave me a discount due to my overnight stay and the time of year. I would definitely rate this as an excellent place for families, but I'll bet it gets pretty crowded and loud in the height of the peak season.
Stayed here 3 nights. The lake had been drained due to a recent huge storm so I got a $4 discount on a lake side premium site. My site was #5 and I had to use all of my leveling blocks as there was a steep incline down toward the lake. Still the location of the table and the area around the site was level. This was the second campsite that I visited in MS on my trip with broken shore power posts covers. I again had to duck tape the cover closed as one day it rained for 12 hours! I would suggest an outdoor rug if you plan to stay awhile. There was no fire ring (common for MS campgrounds), just look for signs of an old campfire. Many sites are not level. Some level sites I found are: 44, 46,47,49. Sites 99 and 100 are in the wooded area,but should get some satellite reception and are more level. Picnic tables at these sites are in a good location, but the sites are a bit short for big rigs. There was a laundry facility, but the washers/dryers were missing. On my site my Tailgater had good reception and my iPhone with AT&T had 3 bars. No walking/hiking paths nearby. Lots of cabins with 1970's decor inside. Some construction going on across the lake and a nice information center meeting hall a short drive away from the campground. Wasn't hard to find the campground. Pretty well used campground for December and the lake being drained.
The campground directional sign after getting to the park was not clearly marked, thus I drove back out and found directions in a little store near the entrance. As I was there on Dec 29th, the place was nearly deserted. The toilets were locked and the laundry had a "out of service"sign. I can say that neither looked all that inviting from the outside. I had site 49 and had to dig out the sewer drain as it was all but covered with dirt. My satellite reception was poor, tried to use every nearby state for my Tailgater to find the satellites and there was decent visibility with my iPhone satellite finder app. The pads for the tables and RVs were concrete, but the driveways are not long. My site was about in the middle of the campground and the view of the lake was quite nice. I would say that the best full hookup sites are #4,5,6. All of the sites are pretty level. The sites in the 200's are primitive but close. Could't find shore power posts for every site so I guess they share. Could not find a walking trail or playground, but the park ranger was really nice and it seemed safe and clean.
I stayed here in Dec 2013 after visiting an outlet mall in Pearl. It's about 20 min. south. As stated before stay on Lakeland Terrace until you see the entry booth. After reading other reviews I decided that since I was arriving on Dec 27 for 1 night, I'd probably never see an attendant and I didn't. A ranger truck went by once. The campground is a bit old and unkempt. A little wooded campground in the middle of a medium size city.No playground, but a small fishing lake. My site was #1 and the back if the shore power box was almost completely off and as there was a chance of rain I duck taped it after attaching my shore power. I also saw 2 others with problems. There seemed to be 6 or 8 long term campers, one looked pretty trashy. The concrete pads are barely long enough for my 23 ft. Class C., the rest is a mix of dirt and gravel. Location of tables is decent on most sites. Most sites do not have fire rings, just look for burned wood. You can hear trains and traffic at a distance. The best sites if the lake water level is not high would be sites #2, 4, 14, and 19. More likely to get satellite and fairly level. Site #15 and 16 seem longer. The showers and toilets are located in a cabin on stilts with wc access. They were surprisingly decent. Nothing to do there at all, but then I just needed an inexpensive place to stay while I shopped til' I dropped!
In Dec 2013 I embarked on a 10 day tour from St.Louis to the Gulf and stayed in 6 different state campgrounds in that time. This was my favorite. Although the terrain is not level, especially near the lake, the sites primarily are. The pads are primarily concrete, double wide, and lots of pull-throughs. The view from my site (#30) was breathtaking even in Dec. As with many such campgrounds the picnic tables and fire pits are in odd locations on some sites (#41, 35, 38 for ex.). The best views are at:20, 24,25,27, 28,29, 30, 32,34,36,39,39 and 42. But note that the ones around the 30's may have the table and pit down a hill. The grounds were clean and nearly deserted in Dec., but it looked like distance between sites was tolerable. The loop around the 30's had fewer trees and both my satellite and cell service was pretty good. Restrooms quite nice. The price was a bit lower than most of others in MS but much nicer.