|Only the foundation remains after Katrina struck this church.|
The park's staff will tell you that this park was destroyed during Katrina and there are enough reminders scarring the community to let you know that this park is being completely rebuilt.
You have to put the emphasis on the fact that this park is being rebuilt. They were in Phase Two of their rebuilding campaign during our visit. Phase Three should start next year.
|Buccaneer State Park - Mississippi|
There are a few factors that enter into this decision. The spaces directly on the Gulf are a little more expensive and only include water and electricity. Plus, there isn't a lot of shade on the beach side of this park. Sites in the more traditional campground areas are $11 less per night and feature water, electricity and sewage connections.
While it appeared that most campers in the park elected to have the sewage connection, we felt we needed to be close to the Gulf. After all, how often will you have a view similar to this.
|Camping of the Gulf of Mexico at Buccaneer State Park, Miss.|
|Camping less than 50 feet from the Gulf at Buccaneer State Park|
We found lots of TV stations from Mississippi and New Orleans using only the small antenna on our trailer. AT&T's coverage for our iPhones was 3G and solid. I don't think the park offered WiFi access so the strong 3G coverage was welcomed.
By the way, we found a good cajun coffee shop in Waveland, Mississippi. Da Little Cafe served good beignets and hot chocolate.
|Enjoying Beignets and hot chocolate at Da Little Cafe in Waveland, Miss.|