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Far from being the desolate wastelands many imagine as they speed through them on the Interstate going to somewhere else, America’s deserts are thriving ecological communities.

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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5 Star RV Resort
(800) 369-8198
Pass Christian, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool, River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Hugh White SP
(662) 226-4934
Grenada, MS
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Ice, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Bike Rentals, Tennis, Hiking Trails

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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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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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Ann Preston
(601) 924-8687
322 Highway 80 E Ste B
Clinton, MS
Agency
International Tours of Clinton
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Great Outdoors, Historical, Nature, National Parks, Other, Religious, Reunions
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Natchez Trace Parkway (Rocky Springs Campground)
(662) 680-4025
Port Gibson, MS
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Hiking Trails

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Atwood Water Park (Pearl River Basin Dev. Dist.)
(601) 587-2711
Monticello, MS
Campground Availability
Mar thru Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, River Fishing, Playground, Tennis, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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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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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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Traveling the American Deserts

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February 9, 2010 by Camping Life Magazine ·  

Far from being the desolate wastelands many imagine as they speed through them on the Interstate going to somewhere else, America’s deserts are thriving ecological communities.

Article Courtesy Camping Life Magazine , Written by Stuart Bourdon.

Tumble weeds and blowing sand. That’s the image most often used to portray the American deserts, but the truth is these arid ecosystems offer a diverse plant and animal life, intriguing geological formations, starkly dramatic scenery, and fascinating history lessons. Best of all, the winter and spring are perfect seasons to visit.

Four distinct desert biomes, each with its own unique ecosystem, exist either entirely or partially in the United States: the Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan. Because of its elevation (largely above 4000 feet) and northerly latitudes, much of the Great Basin region can be darn cold in the winter months, so for this story, we’ll stick primarily to the generally lower, more southerly and warmer climes of the Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts.

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Three of the prominent desert ecosystems—Great Basin, Mojave and Sonoran—converge near Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Covering 2000 square miles, Lake Mead NRA offers year-round camping, but watersports is what the place is all about. Bring your boat. If you don’t have one, rent one, you’ll want one here. Eight campgrounds exist in Lake Mead NRA. Most convenient: Boulder Beach, it’s close to town (Boulder City, Nevada) for groceries, near Hoover Dam, yet on the water and far enough away to be quiet. Really want to get out there? Go to Temple Bar, it’s where Mead begins to meet the Grand Canyon. Our favorites: Valley of Fire State Park an hour north of Vegas with quiet red rock scenery and the lake 25 miles away, or Echo Bay right on the lake with full amenities and a marina.

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Mojave Desert

Mojave Desert

One of our all-time favorite Mojave Desert hangouts is Death Valley National Park, because aside from taking in the remarkable scenery, you can say you have been to the lowest point—282 feet below sea level at Badwater—in the Western Hemisphere. Before the National Park Service, Death Valley was, well, deadly, with almost no water and temperatures that exceed 130 degrees F during the summer. This Mojave biome locale is less forbidding today, and can be quite nice in the cooler months.

Stay at Stove Pipe Wells, it has everything, when you want to be pampered. Check out the colorful and bizarre geology of the valley at Artists Palette and Devil’s Golf Course, see Ubehebe Crater, and visit the numerous mines and borax works. If your rig is under 25-feet long, explore Emigrant Canyon Road; then camp at Wildrose if you want to get away and weather permits. If you have a good four-wheel-drive vehicle, a full tank of gas and gallons of extra water, visit the Racetrack, a normally dry lakebed where when the conditions are just right, rocks ...

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