Mississippi campgrounds offer a greatly varying range of quality. From the many-amenity, washer and dryer and grocery store campgrounds for RV's with satellite TV, there are campgrounds all over the state to choose from. For the self-sufficient, who needs running water types, there are also plenty of options when looking to get away for the weekend.
Mississippi's biggest attraction is its wildlife and nature. You are allowed to hunt on over 2 million acres in Mississippi, each one overflowing with wild game to hunt. A Mississippi campground is the perfect place to base your hunting trip from, or leave your family for the day while you are out looking for the next trophy for your wall.
The mild climate of Mississippi also allows for a year round fishing season for freshwater fish. More than 175 species thrive in the lakes and streams in Mississippi and many of the campgrounds are right next to the water so that you can fish almost directly from your camp.
Two of the most popular lakes in Mississippi are Arkabutla Lake and Columbus Lake. Surrounded by campgrounds, these two lakes are two of the biggest in the state and receive crowds of visitors each summer. If you enjoy camping in the summertime, your best bet is to make an online reservation at a campground before you go so that you don't show up at the lake with a car full of tents and marshmallows and swimming trunks and find that all the tent-sites are taken.
Mississippi has a generally mild climate, but the weather can get odd if there are hurricanes in the Gulf. If traveling at the end of the summer or early fall, check the weather before you leave so that you don't get stuck dealing with weather you aren't prepared for.
Mississippi has many state and national parks that are worth exploring on your trip as well. You'll find some of them here.
Mississippi National Parks
Mississippi State Parks