2012 Mar 24
LeFleur's Bluff State Park is located in Jackson Mississippi. It is easily accessible from Interstates 20 and 55. We enjoyed that park very much; the mosquitoes, not so much.
|Our "yard" at LeFleur's Bluff. Greyla is standing in the large flat where you could pitch a tent.|
|Looking out toward our fire pit and the lake.|
Other features at LeFleur's Bluff campsites included the availability of a fire ring, or pit, at each site, along with a large flat area where you could pitch a tent, if you so desired, as well as a separate area with a picnic table, and the area for parking your RV, or vehicle. The Park Ranger would deliver wood to your site, for $7 and a phone call. When leaving, trash could be bagged and hung on the reservation post for later pickup. All in all we really liked it.
There were only two things that were drawbacks. One, I've already mentioned. The mosquitoes, were ravenous and seemed to love our Yankee blood. Our next - site - over neighbor, Mike, shared his Deep Woods Off, which helped some, but also gave me a wretched headache. The smoke from our campfire also helped some. But Mike was of the opinion that a too mild winter had resulted in early mosquito invasion.
The other drawback was something we found to be odd. As we set out to hike the nature trails, we discovered that our dog was not welcome on the trails. I'm not sure why, as we never got to ask a Ranger about it. I'm not sure Greyla really cared. She got to snooze in the motor home while we hiked, and she was spared further mosquito exposure.
All in all, I would definitely recommend LeFleur's Bluff as a destination. And the fact that the cost was only $18 per night ($13 for seniors) certainly didn't hurt.