Davis Lake Campground – USFS

Location: Tupelo, Mississippi

Webpage: US Forest Service

General Description: Davis Lake Campground is located 4 miles off of the Natchez Trace Parkway, south of Tupelo, within the Tombigbee National Forest.  Davis Lake is a 200 acre lake that provides many recreational opportunities including fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, and camping.  The campground has 14 sites along the lakeshore, many with space to anchor a boat.  All of the sites have water and electrical hookups with concrete pads and porches.  Each site also has a picnic table, firepit, and barbecue grill.  Other amenities include a modern bathroom/shower and a small laundry facility.

Impressions:

1) Many of the sites can be reserved, however, the best sites along the shore are first-come sites.  We were fortunate that one of these sites opened up shortly after we arrived and we were offered the opportunity to switch from the site we had reserved.  It had a great view of the lake and dam outside the back of the RV and was easy walking distance to the bathroom.  The volunteers operating the campground were very nice to offer us this opportunity when we arrived.

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2) All but one of the sites are back-in, but the nice concrete porches more than made up for it.  This is one of the nicest locations we have camped in with the great view of the lake outside our back window.  We would certainly stay here again.

3) The bathrooms and showers were relatively new, but not as well maintained as they should be.  The floors and sinks had not been cleaned for some time and were not cleaned while we were there.  There was also no soap for washing your hands in the dispensers.

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