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Camping with Kids Mccomb 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!

Osyka Springs Campground
(800) 219-8166
1131 Ms 584 South
Osyka, MS
 
Great Discovery Campground
(985) 229-7194
287 Inspiration Park Dr
Kentwood, LA
 
Silver Creek Campground*
(985) 877-4256
37567 Hwy 1055
Mount Hermon, LA
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, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Pond Fishing, Stream Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Okatoma River Resort And Rv Park
(601) 268-6600
221 Okatoma River Rd (off Hwy 49 By Lux Rd)
Hattiesburg, MS
 
Magic River Resort
(228) 452-4405
21263 Tucker Rd
Long Beach, MS
 
Hidden Springs Resort Inc
(601) 876-4151
16 Clyde Rhodus Rd
Tylertown, MS
 
Percy Quin SP & Quail Hollow Golf Course*
(601) 684-3938
1156 Camp Beaver Dr
McComb, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Indian Point Rv Resort
(866) 497-1011
1600 Indian Point Parkway
Gautier, MS
 
Benchmark Coach & Rv Park
(601) 483-7999
6420 Dale Drive
Meridian, MS
 
San Beach Rv Park & Apartments
(228) 896-7551
1020 Beach Dr
Gulfport, 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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