Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Mississippi

By Amy Gremillion

Camping Done Right: 7 Essential Outdoor Stores in Mississippi

When you’re heading out into the wilderness to camp, it’s imperative to be prepared. Fortunately for those in Mississippi, you’re never too far away from an awesome outdoor store. From big-name chains that stock everything you could ever need to local shops with unique, marked-down options, here are seven essential outdoor stores in Mississippi. 

1. Academy Sports + Outdoors, Multiple locations

With over 230 stores spread out across 16 states, Academy Sports + Outdoors is a leader in camping supplies and equipment. They provide all the essential you'll need, from Coleman tents and lanterns to Off! bug spray.

2. Bass Pro Shops, Pearl, MS

Bass Pro Shops began in 1972, and today the outdoor retailer has over 100 locations across North America. Bass Pro Shops stores are designed to be an experience—the aquariums and elaborate displays are as much a draw as the extensive selection of camping gear. In addition to brands such as Eureka, Stanley, and more, Bass Pro Shops has their own brand featuring almost anything you can think of, including flashlights, outdoor furniture, tents, and sleeping bags.

3. Sacks Outdoors, Hattiesburg, MS

Sacks Outdoors opened in 1951 as a military surplus store. The business is still family-owned, and today is run by the third generation of the Sackler family. Located in downtown Hattiesburg, Sacks Outdoors is dedicated to keeping prices low while providing excellent personal service to their customers. They carry camping gear such as coolers and bags as well as a wide selection of rugged apparel and accessories by brands like Timberland and Carhartt.

Buy any Patagonia backpack and get 50% off any trucker hat! More colors and styles are on the way!

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4. Sportsman's Warehouse, Southaven, MS

The motto at Sportsman's Warehouse is "the great indoors for those who love the great outdoors,” and when you visit them, you'll see why. They offer an incredible selection of almost anything you could need for a camping trip, all at reasonable prices. Some of their premium brands include Kelty backpacks, tents, and sleeping bags, and Yeti coolers and storage.

5. C & C Outdoors, Wiggins, MS

C & C Outdoors is a local family-owned business in Wiggins that specializes in carrying all the camping gear you'll need for your next trip. From Blue Rhino propane to barbecue supplies, tents, snacks, and mattresses, let the friendly staff at C & C Outdoors help you find everything you need for the perfect camping experience. If they don't have what you need in stock, they can often get it for you in as little as one day!

6. Green Canyon Outfitters, Bay St. Louis and Oxford, MS

Green Canyon Outfitters is an outdoor sports shop based out of Mississippi. Originally, the store was operated entirely online, but eventually they opened a storefront in Bay St. Louis. A second location soon followed on the Square in Oxford. They focus on products which are high-quality, such as Grand Trunk hammocks and durable Silipint drinking cups.

Come see us this second Saturday in the Bay!

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7. Core Cycle + Outdoor, Tupelo, MS

If you're going camping in the Tupelo area, you must stop by Core Cycle + Outdoor. They provide high-quality gear for all of your outdoor needs, and their expert team can help you find exactly what you need to have a safe and memorable camping trip. They believe in promoting an active lifestyle, and they'll help get you ready to go in brands like Patagonia and Eagles Nest Outfitters.

Upgrade in progress! Thanks @corecycleandoutdoor and @theboardsnest for hooking @avery15barnett up for his bday! #bigair

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