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Camping Tricks & Tips Starkville 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.

Town Creek Campground (COE-Tennessee/Tombigbee Waterway)
(662) 494-4885
Columbus, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Piney Grove Campground (COE-Tennessee/Tombigbee Waterway)
(662) 728-1134
Burton, MS
Campground Availability
25-May thru 13-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Dunn's Falls Water Park (Pat Harrison Waterway District)
(601) 655-8550
Enterprise, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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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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Isle of Capri RV Park
(800) 789-5825
Lula, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Golf Nearby

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Indian Point RV Resort*
(228) 497-1011
1600 Indian Point Parkway
Gautier, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Fishing Guides, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Sports Fi

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EZ Daze RV Park*
(662) 342-7720
536 WE Ross Pkway
Southaven, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub

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Sam's Town RV Park
(800) 456-0711
Tunica, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Putting Green, Local Tours

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Frog Level RV Park
(601) 650-0044
Philadelphia, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Weight
Recreation
Rec Hall

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Okatibbee Water Park (Pat Harrison Waterway District)
(601) 737-2370
Meridian, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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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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