The RV parks in Mississippi can be found across the entire state, from the border with Tennessee to Biloxi on the Gulf Coast, to the Mississippi River’s floating casinos and riverboats, and everywhere in-between. Many snowbirds (folks who travel in their RV or motorhome year-round) make their winter home at one of Mississippi’s RV resorts, especially those close to the ocean. Most of the state is forested, and there is a good mixture of diverse topography for travelers to explore, from swamps to rolling hills.
Shepard State Park and Buccaneer State Park, on either side of the Biloxi and Gulfport area RV parks, are two of the most popular seaside spots to explore Mississippi’s coastal region. Buccaneer State Park offers a water park, disc golf course, playground and nature trail; while Shepard State Park also has a disc golf course, it’s popular among those looking to get into nature along its well-maintained hike and bike trails, or to launch their boat to take things in from the water. The Gulf Coast region of Mississippi is also legally zoned for casino gambling, and many of the resorts offer their own RV sites or partner with nearby RV parks. Gambling is also permitted along the Mississippi River, where floating riverboat gambling is still part of American liberty, and there are corresponding RV campgrounds all along the corrugated river border with Louisiana.
If you’ve decided to make camp at one of the many Mississippi River RV parks, take some time away from the casinos to explore the Clark Creek Nature Area, Natchez State Park, and Homochitto National Forest. Further up the river, beyond Vicksburg is Leroy Percy State Park, and beyond Greenville is Great River Road State Park. To the west of the Yazoo City RV parks and campgrounds is Delta National Forest and Panther Swamp Wildlife Refuge, which permits hunting, fishing, and general outdoor merriment, within reason.
Just east of the Jackson, Mississippi RV parks is Bienville National Forest which is a favorite among anglers and hunters, as well as among those who’ve fallen in love with the dense forests and miles of hike and bike trails only a short distance from the state capitol. But perhaps the best-loved natural area in central Mississippi is the Tombigbee National Forest, which is situated just north of Louisville, which is perfect for a weekend in the wilds of the state.
The northern region of Mississippi is dominated by Holly Springs National Forest and nearby Sardis Lake. This region has dense pine forest and gently sloping hills that wind around slow moving creeks and ponds full of catfish. These natural gems are easy to reach from Memphis, Oxford, Tupelo, and Corinth, and there are plenty of RV parks to choose from in this half of the state.