State Parks & Destinations

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the status of the rebuilding of Buccaneer?

Buccaneer State Park has completed all phases of reconstruction, all facilities have been restored and the park is fully open.  Operating season for Buccaneer Bay Waterpark is May 26, 2014 - Labor Day.

What is the Cancellation Policy if one may need to cancel a reservation?

Please click the link below to view the Cancellation Policy for all MS State Parks:

Cancellation Policy

What time is Check-in and Checkout for cabins and campsites?

Check-in - 3:00 PM
Checkout - 11:00 AM

Check-in - 4:00 PM
Checkout - 2:00 PM

If one needs to arrive after 5:00 PM, how would I check-in to a cabin or campsite?

Please contact the specific Park's office before 5:00 PM to make arrangements for late arrivals for cabins and/or campground reservations.

Is a MS Fishing License required to fish at all MS State Parks?

Yes, a MS Fishing Licenses is required to fish anywhere in MS.  Licenses may be purchased at any MS State Park or Purchase Licenses Online.

Is the fishing and boating fee included in the cabin and/or camping fees?

- The fishing and boating fees are included in the cabin and regular campground fees.

- Fishing and boating fees are NOT included in the primitive camping areas.  The guests must pay a daily fishing or boating fee.

What are the daily fees for the MS State Parks?

Please click the link to view the daily fees at all MS State Parks.

Park Fees

What is the Annual Entrance Pass and what is included with the purchase of the pass?

The Annual Entrance Pass is ONLY for the entry of one vehicle into ANY MS State Park or MS State Lake for one year.  The pass will expire from one year from the date of purchase.  Click on the link to see the fee for an Annual Entrance Pass.  For more information, you can contact any MS State Park.

Park Fees

What are the rules inside MS State Parks?

Please click the following link for the rules and regulations at MS State Parks.

Rules & Regulations

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