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Camping with Kids Holly Springs 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!

Yester Year Lodge
(800) 421-7116, (901) 491-8426
591 Cathy Road
Ashland, MS
Number of Sites
14 Total Camp/RV Sites,14 Electric and Water,1 Group Sites,3 Rental Units,3 Total Rental Units,10 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,Firewood,Group Area,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,
Recreation
Biking Trails,Bird Watching,Equestrian Friendly,Fishing,Hiking Trails,Nature Trails,Picnic Area,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Sports Field,

Wall Doxey SP*
(662) 252-4231
3946 Hwy 7, South
Holly Springs, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Yester Year Lodge
(800) 421-7116, (901) 491-8426
591 Cathy Road
Ashland, MS
Campground Availability
14 Total Camp/RV Sites, 14 Electric and Water, 1 Group Sites, 3 Rental Units, 3 Total Rental Units, 10 Tent Sites,
Services
Cabin Rentals, Firewood, Group Area, Pavilion, Pets Welcome,
Recreation
Biking Trails, Bird Watching, Equestrian Friendly, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Nature Trails, Picnic Area, Planned Activities, Playground, Recreation Hall, Sports Field,

Osyka Springs Campground
(800) 219-8166
1131 Ms 584 South
Osyka, MS
 
Happy Hollow Rv Park & Campground
(662) 724-4598
P.o. Box 331
Noxapater, MS
 
E R Fuller Camper Park
(662) 838-2912
8937 Highway 178 W
Byhalia, MS
 
Holly Springs National Forest (Chewalla Lake Campground)
(662) 236-6550
Holly Springs, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground

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Travelers Camper Park
(800) 421-7116, (662) 895-4229
8937 Highway 178
Byhalia, MS
Campground Availability
70 Total Camp/RV Sites, 70 Electric and Water,

Plantation Park
(601) 442-5222
1 Frederick Rd
Natchez, MS
 
Murphree's Waterfront Camping
(662) 585-3058
1 Walker Levee Rd
Fulton, MS
 
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January 31, 2010 by Brea · 4 Comments  

little campers

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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