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5 Perfect Fall Camping Spots in Mississippi

By Amy Gremillion

 5 Perfect Fall Camping Spots in Mississippi

Fall in Mississippi is a beautiful time of year for camping. The crisp autumn air is a welcome relief after a long summer, and it's the perfect opportunity for bonfires, s'mores, and sleeping bags. Here are five perfect fall camping spots in Mississippi. Get outside and enjoy!

1. Lake Lincoln State Park

The campgrounds are well-appointed at Lake Lincoln State Park, with a bath house, laundry room, playground, boat launch, hiking and biking trails, and excellent fishing. Located just northeast of Brookhaven (and south of Jackson), Lake Lincoln State Park is the perfect place to watch the leaves fall. 

2. Clear Springs Recreation Area

The beautiful Clear Springs Recreation Area is located on an eight-acre lake in the Homochitto National Forest. This campground is secluded, making it the perfect place to get away from it all and relax. This isolated campground includes hiking trails, hot showers, a playground, and more. 

3. Blue Bluff Campground and Recreation Area

The Blue Bluff Campground and Recreation Area is located near Aberdeen on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, offering plenty of opportunities for fishing, swimming, and other water sports. The real draw, though, is the clay and limestone bluff overlooking beautiful Aberdeen Lake—the perfect spot for a view of the beautiful fall colors. 

4. Grand Gulf Military Park

For a family trip that's as rich in history as it is natural beauty, there's no rival for Grand Gulf Military Park. This landmark is on the National Register of Historic Places, and it commemorates the early Mississippi town of Grand Gulf, an important location occupied by Union troops during the Civil War.

5. George P. Cossar State Park

North Mississippi is the perfect place for viewing fall colors. George P. Cossar State Park is a sprawling area tucked into the trees, with 83 campsites and amenities including a putt putt golf course and an 18-hole disc golf course. Enjoy fishing on beautiful Enid Lake—the world record for crappie was caught right here!

As local communities continue to update Covid-19 regulations, local destinations for outdoor recreation may be closed. Please visit official websites for the latest information.