Every once in awhile, it does the heart good to just unplug and escape into nature. This is an especially important lesson to reinforce when you have young children. Luckily, Mississippi is home to plenty of beautiful natural areas that are perfect for camping. Here are five great family-friendly campgrounds in the state!
A trip to Tishomingo is like stepping back in time—way back, since the artifacts found in this area date back to 7000 B.C. Today, the moss-covered boulders, waterfalls, and lush greenery make it easy to imagine what life was like back then, sparking the imaginations of kids and parents alike! Be sure to visit the swinging bridge.
Located near the heart of Jackson, LeFleur's Bluff is a surprising escape from modern life. Set up at one of the 28 tent facilities, then enjoy either of the two playground areas, the hiking trail, picnic areas, and both regular and disc-golf. While you're there, drop into the Mississippi Natural Science Museum, which is located within the state park.
Paul B. Johnson is located in the Pine Belt, so you're already in a remote area before you ever reach the campground. Stay in a tent, cabin, or cottage, and enjoy plenty of space to boat, fish, and swim, as well as football fields, disc golf, and a splash pad the kids will love.
Sardis Lake Recreation Area is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful spots in the state of Mississippi. Sardis Lake is a sprawling body of water that covers 98,000 acres, and with nine campgrounds surrounding the picturesque lake, there's plenty of room for everyone. Be sure to pick a spot near one of the playgrounds!
Surrounding a 640-acre lake and providing guests with an abundance of activities, Little Black Creek is a perfect family getaway. Book one of the campground’s many rustic cabins with stunning lake-side views. Enjoy fishing, swimming, camping, biking, kayaking, and picnicking to round out the day of activities. The kids will enjoy every minute of it.