Camping in Bogue Chitto State Park is an experience unlike any other. The 1,700 acre park is criss-crossed with streams (Bogue Chitto means “large stream”), cypress-tupelo swamps, and hardwood forests. Camping and glamping is all available, but be sure to bring your hiking shoes, your mountain bike, and clothes for getting wet.
One popular destination for Bogue Chitto State Park campers is Fricke’s Cave (which actually isn’t a cave, but a gorge). It’s a fascinating geologic wonder, with delicate sandstone spires topped with pebbles. You can view these incredible natural features from boardwalks which will keep you and them safe.
Want to go for a ride? Hop on a horse (there are outfitters who can take you) and travel the fourteen miles of equestrian trails. Or get out on the water in a kayak or canoe. There’s even a water playground--for kids and adult campers.
Fishing the many waters of Bogue Chitto will reward campers with largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Take them back to camp and feast on a fish fry over an open fire.
Birders will find pleasure at the hundreds of species found in the park, including kingbirds, egrets, yellow-crowned night herons, belted kingfishers, little blue herons, cormorants, spoonbills, and even vultures.
Whether you want to enjoy the dirt under your feet or the water under your boat, camping in Bogue Chitto offers experiences you’ll never forget.