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Camping Tricks & Tips Brandon MS

Before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience. As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

Timberlake Campground (Pearl River Valley Water Supply District)
(601) 992-9100
Jackson, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Tennis, Basketball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Bogue Chitto Water Park Campground (Pearl River Basin Dev. Dist.)
(601) 684-9568
Mccomb, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, River Swimming, Boating, Float Trips, Canoeing, River Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Yogi On The Lake
(601) 854-6859
Pelahatchie, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sprayground

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Homewood Manor MH & RV Park
(601) 366-1421
Jackson, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Policies
Control Access Gate, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK

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Elvis Presley Lake & Campground (County Park)
(601) 841-1304
Tupelo, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Goshen Springs Campground (Pearl River Valley Water Supply District)
(601) 829-2751
Jackson, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Lake Swimming, River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, REC Open to Public

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LeFleur's Bluff SP & Golf Course*
(601) 987-3923
2140 Riverside Dr.
Jackson, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Putting Green, Playground, Tennis, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Wendy Oaks RV Resort*
(601) 845-CAMP
4160 Hwy 49 S
Florence, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Horseshoes, Basketball

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Swinging Bridge RV Park*
(601) 502-1101
100 Holiday Rambler Ln
Jackson, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Pond Fishing, Basketball, Sports Field

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Mazalea Travel Park*
(800) 877-8575
8220 W Oaklawn Rd
Biloxi, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Patios, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion

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Camping Tricks & Tips

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Camping Tricks & Tips


By Anne Peterson

As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

• Drink plenty of water when camping in high altitudes (over 7,000 feet). Three to five quarts a day will prevent dehydration and high altitude sickness, which cause headaches, nausea and muscle cramps, and makes you susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite. Not a fun way to spend a vacation.

• Discard all the plastic and cardboard packaging your food comes in. Instead, use clear plastic bags that can be tied in a knot at the top, and mark them with indelible marker so you know what is inside. This method drastically cuts down on trash accumulation and the bags can be reused for other things, like collecting blueberries for blueberry pancakes.

• Build your campfire away from tree and underbrush root systems. You might never guess, but these can also catch on fire. Believe me, a good night’s sleep is far better than spending the wee hours putting out a root fire.

• Only when you can sift your fingers through the ashes of your fire can you be sure that it is truly out.

• Use a pine cone or a handful of sand to scrub your dishes clean. That way you are not always searching for the dirty, smelly pot scrubby.

• Fill your water bottle with boiling hot water, wrap it in a towel, and put it in your sleeping bag a few minutes before you climb in. This makes for cozy sleeping quarters.

• If you really can’t seem to warm up, and you and your campmate’s sleeping bags are the same brand, zip the bags together to make one bag and cuddle up close. Nothing beats this method on a chilly night.

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