By: Author Jennifer Close

Are you dreaming of a Gulf Coast camping getaway? Whether you have to have water and electricity when you camp, want to park your RV, or prefer a primitive site?  Do you park your RV? No matter your preferences, you are sure to find a beautiful Gulf Coast camping spot.

Camping on the Gulf Coast is a great way to stay within walking distance of a gorgeous beach without breaking the bank at a beach hotel. Here are some of Trekaroo’s favorite spots to camp on the Gulf Coast:

Gulf Coast Camping in Mississippi

8. Buccaneer State Park

Waterpark at Buccaneer State Park
Buccaneer Bay | Photo Courtesy MDWFP

Have you ever heard of a state park with its own water park? Completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, Buccaneer State Park has been completely rebuilt and is better than ever!

The park is located in Waveland, Mississippi and is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on one side and marshlands on the other.

Buccaneer Bay, is a 4.5 acre waterpark onsite that kids will love. There will also enjoy a playground, disc golf, pool, and the nature trail.

The park has 206 premium campsites with full amenities and 70 basic campsites (they still have water and power but no sewer) on a grassy field overlooking the Gulf.  All sites are for RVs or tents.

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9. Davis Bayou Campground

Gulf Coast Camping- 10 Great Places to Camp 2

The Davis Bayou Campground is located in the Mississippi District of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Camping is inexpensive and open to tents and RVs on 52 sites. Sites are in a shaded woodland near Davis Bayou.

Explore the Gulf Islands National Seashore, tour Fort Massachusetts, and attend a Junior Ranger program so your kids can earn a coveted Junior Ranger badge.

This spot is known for having some of the best swimming beaches along the Gulf, and is also a good spot for fishing and boating.

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