Misleading - We planned out our vacation months ago to Buccaneer State Park. It was us an another family with 4 kids between us so the attractions that drew us was the water park and park pool for the kids. Well we got here on a Sunday only to find out that the pool nor water park will be open until the weekend. This was not something that was communicated to us and our kids were very upset. I understand short staff and no life guards but we should have been notified that way we would not be expecting those things once we arrived or we could have scheduled our trip elsewhere. I also understand that we pay extra for the use of those things but they are attractions to this park and campers should be notified when they wont be available especially when we have reservations. I defiantly will not be back for any other vacations.
Bethel Trail needs work. - On July 21st 2020 I arrived after a two hour drive expecting a GREAT trail ride only to find that most of the trails were blocked by down trees and overgrown with vegetation. The staging/picnic area was overgrown and neglected. If cleaned up, this will continue to be a great place to ride.
Highway Sign West of Park - Hey, just drove through there this past weekend on my way to Jackson from Central Arkansas. Noticed on your highway sign on the west side of the Delta National Forest is spelled incorrectly. You guys have it posted as Delta National Forrest. With two Rs. That is the proper name spelling like Forrest Gump.
The large ecosystem of trees is spelled Forest. With only one R.
Your website has it spelled correctly.
Just thought youd want to know. It doesnt reflect well on the state of Mississippi.
Little Paradise - My husband and I and our 4 boys love it here. Its the perfect place to get back to nature, fish,camp, swim in the lake. We come as often as we can. We even love it in the winter big campfires chili and hiking trails is just what the doctor ordered.
Apparently abandoned, in dire disrepair - While the mound itself is easily accessible, it is showing signs of erosion and the associated park amenities are in shameful disrepair, collapsed and unusable. The formerly well built State Park that was deeded to the MS Band of Choctaw Indians in 2008, is in a different, distant area where the cave is located, but is closed and inaccessible for use by the public.
It is a shame that the Choctaw people no longer seem to respect or care for their purported heritage.
A few days to relax - Family was on our way back to Arkansas from Gulf Shores. We had about a 13 hour drive and decided we needed to find a spot mid way for a couple of days to park our trailer and just chill. We chose Cossar Park. It was situated among a deep forest of beautiful old trees, near a beautiful lake. Deer were wandering around everywhere. We just went for walks with the dogs and even took in a game of putt putt golf with our daughter. The park was not new and extravagant, but all I can say is, I wish it was 7 hours closer to us and we would be back.