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Goat Island Campground

Goat Island Campground is located right on Pickwick Lake, which is an offshoot of the Tennessee River. It is close to the Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee borders. The closest town to the campground is Iuka. The campground is a popular destination for those who love water sports and has lovely shaded RV spots. RV camping here is very secluded, but you are just a two-hour drive east of Memphis, Tennessee, and a two-hour drive west from Huntsville, Alabama.Campsites at Goat Island Campground have full hookups and upgraded electrical service. WiFi is available to help you stay connected. Each site also has a picnic table and fire rings for cooking. There are a dump station and restrooms on-site for your comfort. Since the main attraction here is the campground's proximity to the lake, there is a large boat launch ramp as well as fishing areas along the shoreline as part of the campground. Pets are welcome, and the campground is family-friendly.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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The Great Outdoors

When RV camping at Goat Island Campground, you'll have access to plenty of incredible boating. The boat launch takes you into Pickwick Lake, where you can fish for crappie, catfish, and a number of other species. Head south and you'll end up in Yellow Creek, or head north to the Tennessee River for more of a boating challenge. The conditions are suitable for motorboats, as well as kayaks and canoes. If you need to rent a boat, there are plenty of outfitters in the region. Directly across the water from the campground is Goat Island, which is a great place for wildlife watching. Not only is it a great place to watch birds, but there is also a herd of friendly goats on the island that you can feed.Just a short drive east of the campground is JP Coleman State Park, which is another excellent destination for water sports. This park also has absolutely stunning views of the Tennessee River and beautiful waterfall scenery and is a great place to watch a sunrise or sunset. Here, you'll find excellent fishing for smallmouth bass as well as a boat launch. Water skiing is allowed here, as is swimming, both of which are not allowed at Goat Island Campground.When you book an RV in Tishomingo County, you'll also have access to excellent hiking spots. Take a drive south of the campground to Tishomingo State Park, where you'll find beautiful trails running through waterfalls and ancient rock formations. Rock climbing is also available here, although you must obtain a permit first. There is a lake in the park as well that allows canoe trips and fishing. The park also has a swimming pool, volleyball court, multi-purpose field, and playground, as well as a picnic area, so it's an excellent place to visit if you are motorhome camping with kids.

Exploring The Area

When you're camping in an RV at Goat Island Campground, you'll be just outside the small town of Iuka, Mississippi. This is where you'll find all the essentials you might need while visiting the area. There are multiple gas stations and grocery stores available here where you can pick up food, toiletries, and anything else you might need. There are also several restaurants in town if you are looking to eat a meal out. The town often hosts events at the Old Courthouse Museum, so check to see if there is anything exciting happening during the time of your visit.The nearby town of Corinth is another interesting place to explore when camping in the area. Corinth has a fascinating history as part of the Civil War, and there are several attractions that history buffs will enjoy. Although located in the Confederacy, the town was occupied by Union soldiers during the war. The Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center has several exhibits where you can learn more about the area's history during this period. There are preserved historical landmarks on site as well, including the Corinth Contraband Camp, which was a safe haven for slave refugees. The Corinth Black History Museum also celebrates and remembers the experiences of African-Americans in Mississippi.For a longer day trip, consider heading west to Memphis. Memphis has been an important city for the music industry for decades, and there are many attractions here that celebrate music. Wander down Beale Street, and you'll find incredible nightlife and live music, and be sure to check out Graceland, Elvis Presley's preserved home and museum. The National Civil Rights Museum is in Memphis as well, which takes you through the gut-wrenching history of America's fight for equality.


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