Post 116: Davis Bayou Campground, MS
Davis Bayou Campground, MS
April 11th and 12th, 2018
Davis Bayou Campground, MS was an interesting campground to try and get a reservation for :). They had 52 sites of various sizes ranging from 36 to 60 ft long paved pads and grass beside them. The sites were fairly wide offering water, electricity, picnic table and a fire pit with a grill over it. Most were shaded at some time of the day.
The campground was an older campground but quite pretty to drive through. The location was right in the middle of a town, but once you leave the busy road, you would never know you were in a town. The camping area is set so far back. On the way in to the camping area, you pass over a road with a salt water marsh on either side. If you slowed down a bit and were vigilant, you might catch alligators and loggerhead sea turtles of various sizes sunning themselves in the tall grass or on top of logs.
It is very disconcerting to see two alligators (one middle size and 1 smaller one) sunning on a log. Then 3 turtles right in front of their long snouts proud as can be on the same log sunning them selves as well. Makes you want to shake your head and think wow, guess turtles are not on an alligators menu.
Other animals found in this small campground.
Davis Bayou Campground was home to many other animals as well. Armadillos, Diamondback Terrapin (turtles), Opossum, Clapper Rail (bird), Cottonmouth (snake) Brown Pelican, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Raccoon, Five-lined Skink (type of lizard) and several types of fish.
We had only seen a live Armadillo once in Florida and we would love to see one again :). Not in a hurry to see the Cottonmouth at all. lol The rest we would be happy to have a view of.
Bike trails, hiking…
This beautiful area offed bike trails, hiking trails, fishing, boating, bird watching and attending ranger led programs.
Visitors may also enjoy hiking along the Davis Bayou Trail, which takes visitors through a coastal forest and over two local bayous, with an opportunity to see alligators and other reptiles.
Visitors may choose to fish off the scenic Davis Bayou Trail. The fishing pier, located near the Visitor Center. But you need a Mississippi State Saltwater Fishing License to fish from this area.
This small campground offers;
The cost of this campground was $22.00 per night. You simple had to look at their website, find a site what would accommodate your size rig and the days you needed then click away. The one step Joy got caught on was YOU DO NOT NEED ” – ” IN BETWEEN YOUR PHONE NUMBER. 🙂 most forms let you know. This one didn’t. Joy had to call in to find out why they were telling her, her number was invalid lol.
So your telephone number would be 1112223333. Not 111-222-3333 :). The rest is super easy. Then you just drive up to the Visitor’s Center when you arrive and check in. We would seriously recommend reservations.
We have T-Mobile as we often mention, on this campground we have “Lite” internet and no problems what so ever.