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Old 05-07-2015, 06:28 AM   #1
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Camping in Southern MS

I'm doing a fly n ride from TX to Atlanta and will be passing through the southern part of MS on the second day. Is there anywhere I can camp on the beach or next to it?

Is there somewhere else in the lower half of the state I should think about?
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:51 AM   #2
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They don't allow camping right on the beach in MS anywhere that I'm aware of. There are a couple of state parks that get you close though. Buccaneer SP in Waveland and Shepherd SP in Gautier. Of the two I prefer Shepherd. It's on the Bayou, not the beach, but it's a real pretty spot. Buccaneer SP is pretty much where Hurricane Katrina made landfall, so the trees aren't what they used to be.

One other place farther inland is Cypress Creek Landing. It's well off the beaten path, you might be the only one camping there. Primitive campground, no electricity and one water spigot somewhere. Bring your own toilet paper and watch for snakes in the bath house. It's as pretty a campground as we've got in MS though. We had our annual MS rally there for the first couple of years. It's a few miles of gravel roads to get to it.
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They don't allow camping right on the beach in MS anywhere that I'm aware of. There are a couple of state parks that get you close though. Buccaneer SP in Waveland and Shepherd SP in Gautier. Of the two I prefer Shepherd. It's on the Bayou, not the beach, but it's a real pretty spot. Buccaneer SP is pretty much where Hurricane Katrina made landfall, so the trees aren't what they used to be.

One other place farther inland is Cypress Creek Landing. It's well off the beaten path, you might be the only one camping there. Primitive campground, no electricity and one water spigot somewhere. Bring your own toilet paper and watch for snakes in the bath house. It's as pretty a campground as we've got in MS though. We had our annual MS rally there for the first couple of years. It's a few miles of gravel roads to get to it.
Will I be eaten by alligators? Will the snakes decided to sleep under my warm tent and bite me in the ass?

Slightly serious questions. I'm from Oregon.
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Will I be eaten by alligators? Will the snakes decided to sleep under my warm tent and bite me in the ass?

Slightly serious questions. I'm from Oregon.
I was not kidding about checking for snakes in the bath house at Cypress Creek. I can't find the picture now, but there was a HUGE water snake (not water moccasin) there when a local ADV'er went camping there a while back.

As far as alligators, yes. There is a decent chance you will see them at Shepherd SP. We have a vacation house one bayou over on Graveline Bayou. The gators are plentiful but pretty docile and generally on the small size. Don't bother them and they won't bother you.
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:32 PM   #5
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I would go inland and stay at Little Black Creek campground. Really nice spot.

www.lbccampground.com

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Old 05-07-2015, 01:03 PM   #6
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I think I'm going to borrow my friends tent....

I'm afraid of alligators while I'm on two feet and away from murky water but getting eatin, hell even bit, while I sleep scares me a little... okay quite a bit.
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When do you plan on making this trip?
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When do you plan on making this trip?

Next Thursday. I'll be in MS Friday night.


I may ride a little fast and someday it may catch up and bite me in the ass but maybe not if I give it just a little more gas.
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I would go inland and stay at Little Black Creek campground. Really nice spot.

www.lbccampground.com

Go into town and eat at Bad to the Bone.
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