The Best 8 Family Friendly Campgrounds in Mississippi

Here are the top 9 campgrounds in the State of Mississippi for family camping in 2021.  Whether you are looking for a place to bring your RV, a private tent site with running water, a primitive campground for your whole group, or a Yurt or Cabin – these campgrounds have it all!  Camping with the family doesn’t have to be stressful or boring for the kids!  There are many campgrounds in Mississippi that have all sorts of activities aimed to keep the whole family enjoying their vacation and experiencing quality family time together.

As parents ourselves, we know what’s important for a successful family camping trip.

  1. CLEAN BATHROOMS – so important for tent campers who rely on clean, well-maintained bathrooms and showers! Even if you have a bathroom with your RV, its essential to have nice bathrooms when you are out and about exploring the parks.

  2. KIDS’ AREAS & ACTIVITIES. While it isn’t essential to have organized activities for children, they are nice to have as an option.  In addition – playgrounds and kid-friendly hiking trails are a must.

  3. CAMPSITE PRIVACY. No one wants to drive a couple hours from home with all their camping gear to just be crammed into a campsite practically on top of their neighbors!  We know we aren’t exactly back-packing into the wilderness, but bonus points for those campsites who have a measure of privacy so you can at least pretend you are miles away from society.

With these criteria in mind, here is our suggested list of best campgrounds for families (arranged by location, North to South):

Map of Mississippi best family friendly campgrounds

Yogi on the Lake

yogi on the lake waterpark

Location:

14 Campground Rd
Pelahatchie, MS 39145

Phone:     601-854-6621

Website

Campground Map

Map of Yogi on the Lake Family Campground MS

Yogi on the Lake is a Jellystone Park Camp-Resort and a haven for kids.  The campground has tent sites, RV sites, and plenty of cabins.  There are a million of activities, but for kids – the BIG draw is the pool and splash park.  The pool is big with a zero entry and infinity feature overlooking the lake and beach.  There is also a gigantic jumping pillow for all the bouncy children. There is also an activity center where families can do arts and crafts and other planned activities throughout the day.  Most of the activities are free too!  There are movie nights, karaoke contests, games and more.

Yogi on the Lake isn’t a campground for families looking “to get away from it all” – its full of fun-loving families and children.  You won’t be bored!

Facilities/Amenities: Free WiFi
Camp store
Snack bar & café
Pavilions
Splash park
Sandy beach
Swimming pool
Fishing
Planned activities (seasonal)
Basketball court
Tennis courts
Gaga Ball pit
Playground
Jumping pillow
Mini golf
Golf cart rentals
Kayak and water bike rentals
Pontoon and powerboat rentals
Theme weekends (check website for details about each weekend’s activities)
Sanitary dump
Laundry facilities
ATM
Fenced pet runs
Modern bathhouses
Outdoor theater
Recreation center

RV Sites:

Campsites: 169
Site features: Full hook-ups + cable.  Some sites only electric + water.  Some sites on waterfront. Pets welcome. Picnic table.

Tent Sites:

Campsites: 23
Site features Water + Electric (20 amp). Pets welcome.

Cabins:

Cabins: 41
Features: Cabins range from basic sleeper cabins to 2-bedroom + kitchen & bathroom models.
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Clarkco State Park

clarkco state park ms

Location:

386 Clarkco Road
Quitman, MS 39355

Phone: 601-776-6651

Website

Map of Clarkco State Park Family Campground MS

Clarkco State Park has 815 acres of woodlands including 65-acre Clarkco Lake.  Families will find a five mile hiking trail suitable for most all hiking abilities where you can spot local wildlife and visit a natural spring in the Spring Island Rest Area.  For those who enjoy water fun – Clarkco Lake offers ample fishing, paddling, and swimming opportunities (sorry, no jet skis).

The campground has nice shady campsites and many are located right on the lake with scenic views.  Overall the park is well maintained, bath houses are clean and sanitary, and public facilities are in great condition – it’s a perfect fit for families!

Facilities/Amenities: Disc golf
Nature trail
Picnic area
Playground
Tennis courts (lighted)
65 acre Clarkco Lake
Fishing (stocked bass, bream and catfish)
Boat launch
Water skiing (no jet skis)
Splash pad
Bathhouse and laundry facilities

RV Sites:

Campsites: 43
Site features: Waterfront and wooded sites, Full hook-ups. Fire pit, grill & picnic table. Pets OK on leash.

Primitive Tent Sites:

Campsites: 7
Site features Picnic table, fire ring.  Water nearby.  Pets OK on leash. Bathhouse & laundry about 900 ft away.

Cabins:

Cabins: 20
Features: A/C.  Linens provided.  Living/Dining room.  Cookware, dishware, silverware provided.  Microwave + coffee pot, TV, outdoor grill + picnic table. Cabins sleep 6-8.

Cottage:

Cabins: 1
Features: 2 bedrooms.  Linens & towels provided.  Central heat + A/C.  Porch with patio furniture.  BBQ, picnic table.  Refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffee pot, cookware, dishware, silverware provided.
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Percy Quin State Park

Location:

2036 Percy Quin Dr
McComb, MS 39648

1-601-684-3938

Website

Map of Percy Quinn State Park Family Campground MS

You can visit Percy Quin State Park year round to enjoy all the activities and amenities offered.  Golfers will love Quail Hollow golf course which features 6,700 yards of championship golf designed by Arthur Hills.  Lake Tangipahoa is a 490 acre freshwater lake that has been stocked with a variety of fish and where jet skiing and water skiing are allowed.  In addition there is a playground, a visitor’s center, swimming pool, and picnic pavilions.  The campground features campsites that either have lake view or are lake front.

Facilities/Amenities: 1,700 acre park
Lake Tangipahoa – 490-acre fresh water
Fishing – Florida Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, White Crappie
Water and jet skiing
Boat launch
Marina
4 picnic pavilions
Playground
Swimming pool (seasonal)
Tennis courts (lighted)
Visitor center with game room & meeting room
Convention center (up to 200 people)
Wayside Chapel (worship services seasonal)
Quail Hollow golf course
Four bathhouses & hot showers
Sewage dump

RV Full-Hook Up

Campsites: 100
Site features: Electric, water, sewer.  Picnic tables & grills.  20 campsites are lakefront.

Primitive Tent Sites:

Campsites: 22
Site features Fire ring, BBQ grill, picnic table, and lantern post.  Water and restrooms nearby.

Group Camp:

Group size: 49 – 212 campers
Features:  Housing: A/C dormitory sleeps up to 100 & eight A/C huts that sleep 14 each.  Bring your own pillows, linens, towels, personal items.  No smoking allowed.
Meal Service: INCLUDED

Cabins:

Cabins: 27
Features: Sleeps between 4-12 people.  Heat + A/C, beds bath linens, and basic kitchen equipment.  Outdoor grill & picnic table.

 

Cottages:

Cabins: 4
Features: Lakefront.  Sleeps 4-6.  Central heat/air, bed and bath linens, refrigerator, stove, microwave & coffee pot.  Picnic table & grill outside.

 

Motel:

Rooms: 9
Features: Bed, bath linens, TV, kitchenette, and basic kitchen equipment.
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Paradise Ranch and Resort

pool at paradise ranch resort in mississippi

Location:

660 MS-48 W
Tylertown, MS 39667

1-601-810-8448

Website

Map of Paradise Ranch RV Resort Family Campground MS

If you are looking for a full-service campground oriented towards families – Paradise Ranch and Resort gets high marks.  You can camp in either tent, full hook-up RV site, or at one of the many cabins they have for rent.  Animal lovers will be excited about the herd of tame Red Stag deer that reside on the 105-acre park (fenced) and the friendly pigs that roam around looking for treats.

There is a Kid Zone that features a climbing tower, jumping pillows, water combat station and more.  The pool is huge with a long zip line and a splash pad for the little ones.  There is fishing in their cypress lake (no license required) as well as on the Bogue Chitto River (fishing license required here).  You can also rent tubes or kayaks and paddle on the Bogue Chitto.  For any forgotten camping items – the well-stocked camp store will probably have what you need.

Facilities/Amenities: 105 fenced acres
20-acre natural cypress lake
Tame Red Stag deer
Swimming pool with zip line
Water combat station
Jumping pillows
Play tower
Game room
Golf cart rentals
Tubing and kayaking (rentals available)
Café
Camp store

Premium Camp Sites:

Campsites: 91
Site features: Concrete slab with full hook-ups. Fire ring and picnic table.

Primitive Tent Sites:

Campsites: Open choice
Site features Located on a quiet island (accessible by footbridge).  Fire ring and picnic table.

Rustic Cabins:

Cabins: 2 (2 more being remodeled)
Features: Sleeps 4-8.  Full size refrigerator, hot plate, microwave, coffee pot, some pots and pans.  Single bathroom.

 

Bunk Cabin:

Cabins: 1
Features: Sleeps 6. Medium size refrigerator, microwave, small stove, small oven, some pots and pans.  Single bathroom.

 

Mini Cabins:

Cabins: 3
Features: Sleeps 4. Mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot.  Single bathroom.

 

Loft Cabin:

Cabin: 1
Features: Sleeps 4. Full size refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, coffee pot, some pots and pans. Single bathroom.
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Little Black Bear Creek Campground

little black bear creek

Location:

2159 Little Black Creek Road
Lumberton, MS 39455

1-601-794-2957

Website

Map of Little Black Creek Family Campground MS

If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing get-away for the family you should head to Little Black Bear Creek Campground.  The main feature of this park is a 640-acre lake where you’ll be able to fish, boat, paddle, and swim.  Rental cabins surround the lake and all have amazing views.  RV sites are spacious and there is primitive camping available as well.  Check the website to see what family events are scheduled each month – from New Years Eve fireworks shows to Disc golf tournaments to holiday picnics and more.

Facilities/Amenities: 640-acre lake
Fishing
Swimming
Weekly fishing tournaments
Hiking trails
Disc golf course

RV Sites:

Campsites: 100+
Site features: Full hook-up sites, some only water+electric sites.

Primitive Tent Sites:

Campsites: Open choice
Site features No power or water.

Cabins:

Cabins: 20
Features: See website for cabin sizes, descriptions.  No linens provided.
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Flint Creek Water Park

flint creek campground sign

Location:

1216 Parkway Drive
Wiggins, MS 39577

1-601-928-3051

Website

Map of Flint Creek Water Park Family Campground MS

Flint Creek Water Park is a small campground on a 1900 acre park.  The 650-acre lake offers all sorts of water activities like fishing, jet skiing, swimming, and boating.  Kids LOVE  Splash of Fun Waterpark which has lots of slides going down the hill and into the lake.  The campground is first come first serve – so arrive early to get the best spots.

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Facilities/Amenities: 1,900 acre park with 650-acre lake
13 miles of shoreline
Lake stocked with bass, bream, crappie, catfish
Boating
Water skiing
Swimming
Nature trails
Wildlife (turkey, deer, squirrels, and more)
Jet Skiing
Splash of Fun Waterpark

RV Sites:

Campsites: 152
Site features: 30/50 amp hook ups.

Cabins:

Cabins: 34
Features: No pets allowed. Variety of sizes – check website to see which are available.

McLeod Park

nature trail sign at mcleod park

Location:

8100 Texas Flat Rd
Kiln, MS 39556

228-467-1894

Website

Map of McLeod Park Family Campground MS

McLeod Park sits on the shores of Jourdan River in Kiln, MS.  Many of the campsites are located right on the riverfront.  The calm waters are ideal for fishing and boating.  You can bring your own boat or rent the canoes they have available.  On shore you can explore a nature trail that follows the banks of the Jourdan River.  There is a splash pad for kids to play at and dedicated bathhouses with hot showers to clean up in after a day in the park.

Facilities/Amenities: Next to Jourdan River
Playground
Splashpad
Basketball courts
Disc golf course
2 Boat launches
Canoes for rent
1.25 mile nature trail
Wildlife viewing
Pavilions (2)
2 Public bathhouse facilities with hot showers

Camping Sites:

Campsites: 120
Site features: Water, sewer, electric hookups. Bathhouse with hot showers for campground only (not public access).
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Buccaneer State Park

Buccaneer State Park water park

Location:

1150 S Beach Blvd
Waveland, MS 39576

228-467-3822

website

Map of Buccaneer State Park Family Campground MS

Located right on the beach of Waveland, MS – Buccaneer State Park is the perfect year-round camping destination for families.  There are plenty of full hook-up campsites, nature trails, playgrounds, a waterpark, and of course all the water activities that come on the Gulf Coast. The park is full of huge oak trees draped in moss, marshlands, and scenic views along the coast.  In the activity center you can play video games, foosball, ping pong, or billiards.  Buccaneer Bay Waterpark features 4.5 acres of water fun: a wave pool, giant waterslides, kiddie pool, and swimming pools.

Facilities/Amenities: Buccaneer Bay Waterpark (open seasonally)
1.8 mile nature trail
Playground
Disc golf
Pavilion
Activity building
Laundry facility
Fishing
Biking
Windsurfing
Kayaking

Developed Campground:

Campsites: 206
Site features: Full hook-ups including sewer.  Picnic table and BBQ grill at each site.  Bathhouse with hot showers nearby.

 

Tent Campground:

Campsites: 70
Site features: On a grassy field overlooking Gulf of Mexico.  Central restroom located nearby.  Water and electricity available.

Primitive Campground:

Campsites: 25
Site features: No services.  Restroom facilities are 100 yards away from camping area.

Jennifer Hillberg is the Founder and Creator of Mountain Mat, LLC, the USA’s first 100% recycled polypropylene, reversible outdoor recreation mat.

Jennifer and her family have a passion for travel, hiking, exploring and spending time outdoors.  They’ve camped and hiked throughout the USA as well as Nepal, Greece, and the British Isles.

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