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Camping with Kids Booneville MS

When’s the last time you took little ones camping? I mean little-little ones. My sons, Callum and Quinn are one and two years old respectively. Do you know how demanding the young toddler set can be? Well, we bought a hybrid travel trailer and we found out!

Piney Grove Campground
(662) 728-1134
County Road 3550
New Site, MS
 
Crow's Neck
(662) 438-6495
76 County Road 115
Tishomingo, MS
 
Camp-journey's End Cabins & Campground
(888) 288-8449
7501 Hwy 57
Ocean Springs, MS
 
Delta Village Rv Park
(662) 378-3691
3836 Highway 82 W
Greenville, MS
 
Pelahatchie Lake Campgrounds
(601) 854-6859
143 Camp Grounds Rd
Pelahatchie, MS
 
Little Creek Ranch
(662) 287-0362
181 Cr 345
Glen, MS
 
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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Leisure Lake Resort
(228) 396-2211
17278 Highway 15
Saucier, MS
 
Dwayne Hayes Campground
(662) 434-6939
7934 Barton Ferry Rd
Columbus, MS
 
Hidden Springs Resort Inc
(601) 876-4151
16 Clyde Rhodus Rd
Tylertown, MS
 
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January 31, 2010 by Brea · 4 Comments  

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My little campers about to say goodnight.

When’s the last time you took little ones camping? I mean little-little ones. My sons, Callum and Quinn are one and two years old respectively. Do you know how demanding the young toddler set can be? Well, we bought a hybrid travel trailer and we found out!

Our first question when packing up for our very first foray in the RVing world was “what on earth will we take to keep them happy”? If you have (or have ever had) little kids, you’re well aware of the Toys-R-Us-Tornado-Effect they have on your home. And the smaller the kids, the bigger their primary colored plastic toys can be. So which of all these “absolutely essential” things make the cut? Our answer was…whatever we can fit into one plastic storage bin. Books, cars, some shape sorters for the baby, stuffed animals, a couple music CDs and movies. Of course this doesn’t take into account the big old double stroller and pack-n-play…but hey, it was a start.

So we packed as best we could, knowing that it would take dozens of trips to actually have our own “system” down. Our stuff was easy. The kitchen supplies, no problem. Bathroom and bedding essentials? Got ‘em. But, which lovey from their cribs will they NEED? How many outfits per kid? 

Were we over thinking things? Totally. We packed what we thought would be needed and set out…we’d done our best.

What a wake-up call. My boys were more interested in the rocks at our campsite than the cars and trucks we packed. They were mesmerized by the bouncing flames in the fire pit and had no need for the stuffed animals. Most of the movies went unwatched, replaced by lots of walks around the campground and time at the playground. I quickly realized I’d packed all those things for me…to ease my worries. Lesson learned…kids don’t need “stuff” to have fun camping. They need parents with a little sense of adventure. 

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