Buccaneer State Park RV & Campground Guide

Mississippi

Although Buccaneer State Park was demolished during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, it was finally and beautifully restored in November of 2013. The beachside park is home to moss-draped oaks, marshlands, and the Gulf of Mexico. It was home to some notorious pirates in the late 1700s, and was a base for military operations for Andrew Jackson, known as Jackson’s Ridge. One of the popular draws of the park now, in modern times, is the Buccaneer Bay Water Park, which is open every summer. 

The weather in the park isn’t too hot or cold, with average highs around 90 F, and lows of about 40 F. However, it IS Mississippi, and there is plenty of humidity that can make the temperature feel hotter than it is!

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Weather
Spring 43-69 F
Summer 71-90 F
Fall 49-86 F
Winter 40-63 F
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Nearby Cities
Lakeshore, MS
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Buccaneer State Park

Buccaneer State Park has 206 premium campsites with full amenities, as well as 70 sites on a grassy field overlooking the Gulf. Those sites have only water and electricity, with a dump station and restrooms nearby. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Every rental comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your needs and your travel plans.

Bay Hideaway RV Park & Campground

The Bay Hideaway RV Park & Campground is in the quaint town of Bay St. Louis. It’s 40 minutes from the French Quarter, and 40 minutes to Biloxi with its shopping and casinos. You can also be at the beach in a matter of minutes. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: laundry, showers, pool, clubhouse, pavilion, outdoor fireplace

Silver Slipper Beachfront RV Park

With casinos inside and beaches out, you won’t have trouble finding something to occupy your time!

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: n/a
  • Other amenities: casino

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What to Do at
Buccaneer State Park

Inside Buccaneer State Park

There are lots of things to do at Buccaneer State Park. From water fun to other outdoor activities, here are some of the things you can do inside the park: 

Buccaneer Bay Water Park: The 4.5 acre waterpark overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and is open for the summer. Splash in the wave pool, float in Pirate’s Lagoon. Hurtle down a waterslide, or let younger kids play in Lil’ Smuggler’s Cove kiddie pool. There is a separate fee for the waterpark.

Nature trail: More than eight years after 17,000 trees and other vegetation was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, new growth has changed the landscape of the area. The 1.8 mile nature trail winds through oaks, magnolia, pines, and other plants and animals that live along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. At the gazebo over Mud Bayou canal, you may see brown or white pelicans, egrets, osprey, or feeding blue crabs.

Disc Golf: Jackson’s Ridge Par 3, 18-hole disc golf course has tight, open fairways, natural obstacles, and holes along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The course is challenging for experienced golfers, but designed for beginners as well. There is no extra charge to play.

Outside Buccaneer State Park

There’s a lot to do outside Buccaneer State Park as well! From visiting New Orleans’ famed French Quarter to going shrimping, to learning more about the history of the area, you’re sure to find something to pique your interest.

Restaurants

Brennan’s

Brennan’s is known as an upscale restaurant that serves up genuine Creole cuisine, fancy breakfasts, and delicious bananas Foster. Food is local and seasonal.

Type: Creole

Location: New Orleans

Mary Mahoney’s Old French House

This restaurant serves up locally sourced seafood and premium filets in one of the oldest homes in America. Have dinner in a New Orleans-style courtyard under the canopy of a centuries-old live oak. For 50 years presidents, dignitaries, celebrities, and millions of happy diners have eaten at the historic Mary Mahoney’s.

Type: Seafood

Location: Biloxi, MS

Woody’s Roadside Biloxi

This casual eatery features burgers, fish tacos, appetizers, deserts, and more. They also serve up ample cocktails, beer and wine.

Type: Burgers & tacos

Location: Biloxi, MS

Shopping

Meyer the Hatter

This third-generation hat store, that prides itself on being the south’s largest hat store, has a variety of styles and prices for both men and women. The store has show windows, a selling floor, two upper floors for stock, and a balcony that’s the perfect vantage point for Mardi Gras parades.

Location: New Orleans

Sightseeing

New Orleans French Quarter

Visit the historic heart of New Orleans. The French Quarter is famous for its nightlife and colorful buildings and ironwork. Bourbon Street has jazz clubs, restaurants, and bars, while quieter side streets lead to local food and crafts.

Location: New Orleans

INFINITY Science Center

When you visit the INFINITY Science Center, you also get a behind-the-scenes bus tour of the Stennis Space Center – usually only accessible to employees – including NASA, and federal, state, and commercial labs and offices. There are also many space exhibits at the Science Center to explore.

Location: Pearlington, MS

Biloxi Shrimping Trip

Learn all about catching, cooking, and eating delicious shrimp, Gulf Coast style! See how the journey begins for the shrimp, and see as the crew trawls for shrimp on the way. The crew will also identify anything else they catch in their nets and tell you all about them on this fun, educational cruise.

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How to Get to
Buccaneer State Park

From Alabama, and I-10 West: Take MS-43/603 exit 13, towards Bay St. Louis/Picayune. Turn left onto MS-603 South, drive south 5 miles. Cross over US-90 onto Nicholson Avenue. Drive South over railroad tracks, continue 1000 ft to Beach Boulevard. Turn right onto Beach Boulevard. Drive 3.8 miles, turn right and head into the park.

From Louisiana and I-10 East: Take MS-607 S. exit 2, toward NASA/John C. Stennis Space Center/Waveland. Keep right onto MS-607. MS-607 becomes US-90 East. Drive 8.4 miles. Turn right onto Lakeshore Road / Silver Slipper Casino Sign. Drive South 4 miles. Turn left onto Beach Boulevard. Drive 1.5 miles, turn left and head into the park. 

The address for the park is 1150 South Beach Boulevard, Waveland MS 39567.

Entering Buccaneer State Park

There is an entrance fee of $4 per vehicle, plus $0.50 for each person over 6 people.

There’s no better way to create memories with those you love than by heading out on a road trip! Renting an RV with RVshare makes the trip easy and stress-free. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and make the trek, or fly into Mississippi and rent an RV for camping, you’re sure to have an adventure you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!