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Buccaneer State Park, Waveland

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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2.8/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
Buccaneer State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is located off U.S. Highway 90 at Waveland. The park sits on the Gulf of Mexico and was entirely rebuilt after all its buildings were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.Activities and amenitiesThe park features a 4.5acre waterpark, more than 300 campsites, bathhouses, recreation center, 18-hole disc golf course, picnic area, playground, and 1.8mi nature trail.
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  • Very nice park right on the ocean front. Lots of open Green Space. Areas to relax. And a water park to. It is very close to a area four campground too. 
  • Very nice camping facilities with multiple areas and bath houses. Bath houses were clean. Laundry in a separate building. No change machine on premises. Sites are well spaced with varying shade availa...  read more »
  • Located on the scenic Gulf Coast, the Buccaneer State Park is a "must see" for RV/Camping connoisseur. No wifi but the amenities provide bang for your buck. Water, electric, and sewer are included. Pu...  read more »
  • July 2016: Well, we read all the reviews, and even after reading the negative ones, we decided to book our annual RV vacation at Buccaneer. We camped for 1 week in spot #117, which is in the Treasure Bay Loop of the park. There were plenty of trees in that loop, so plenty of shade in the AM and PM. Yes, the train tracks were very close-by, but it didn't bother us--we like the trains. Power, water and sewer were all very easy to hook into. There was plenty of room for the 2 slide-out rooms, and only 1 tree that obstructed fully opening our awning. As for the campsites themselves, they leave a lot to be desired. There was very little grass, and the dirt (dried mud) had TONS of trash and debris embedded in it. And we're not talking post-Katrina debris, we're talking lots of trash, broken glass, pop tops, bottle caps, etc. It seemed that everywhere I looked in this park, there were cigarette butts. The paved RV pad was very narrow and drops-off; so you have to set up your awning and patio rug / chairs on top of dirt--which turns into a lot of mud when it rains. Most campgrounds have a paved pad for the patio area. As others have said, it is unbelievable that paying campers have to pay to use the wading pool. I can see charging for the water park (which was nice) but the wading pool should be included for paying campers. There was very little patrolling / oversight from the rangers and staff. Quiet hours are completely ignored by many of the campers. Screaming, yelling, arguing and loud music at all hours of the night. People were letting their dogs run free more than I've ever seen anywhere else. The park is not very well maintained; including the showers and restrooms. This place seemed like chaos most of the time. It seems like we enjoyed our vacation when we were away from the campsite--or inside our camper. We won't be camping at Buccaneer State Park again. We camped here for 1 week in a 31' travel trailer with 2 slide-outs. On a positive note: The Silver Slipper Casino is 5 minutes away (West)and has a great buffet. If you head East, Bay St. Louis has a lot of antique shops and quaint little restaurants. New Orleans is only 35 minutes away. If you're towing a travel trailer or driving a long motorhome, get off on exit #2 off of I-10. Get onto Hwy 607, and turn onto Lakeshore Drive. The RR crossing at Lakeshore is nearly dead flat. All others in the area are elevated and could damage the belly of your RV! OnStar even tailored the end of my route to include Lakeshore Drive; since I read about it somewhere else online.
  • This place seems like the perfect place to go if you have a family. It offers all kinds of amenities from laundry to swimming polls to trollys. The beach front is gorgeous and the primitive campsites are affordable :)
  • The pools needs improvements and better up keep figuring you are charged $6 a person. The wavepool is awesome and friendly staff. Overall wasn't worse experience and I have been there plenty times before but not sure I want to go back during a holiday weekend like we did for 4th of July.
  • Our family has been having our family reunion here for at least 20 years. We have family come from quite a few states and some make it in from England. We camp all week and then on the Saturday we have a huge get together at one of the pavilions. This year was very disappointing, the assistant manager was nothing nice, rude to just about everyone. I believe he was making up rules as he wanted. Our guys look toward to grabbing a few beers and going to play frisbee golf. They like to make it a challenge. Last day of playing the asst. manager told them they couldn't walk with open containers and he will give them a citation if he catches them. We are looking into another campground for next year.
  • Beautiful park right on the beach. Facilities are really clean. Camped in our SUV and showered in Buccaneer park. Looking forward to bringing our son for years to come.
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