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J P Coleman Campground

In a state park of the same name renowned for its lofty location overlooking the Tennessee River, the J P Coleman Campground is equally well-equipped to make your stay in the untamed wilderness of the riverbanks a relatively comfortable experience. Iuka campers are delighted to find dozens of paved RV camping sites here offering water, electric, and sewer hookups. Access to a dump station and bathhouses with restrooms, hot showers, and laundry facilities are also available. Maximum site length is 40 feet.As most of the campsites at J P Coleman Campground are located in a wooded area with a view of the water or forested hillsides, campground visitors enjoy relative privacy, with premium sites located on the lakefront. Picnic pavilions, picnic tables, and grills enhance the camping experience. There are playgrounds for little ones and miniature golf and a swimming pool for grown-ups. The campground is built around the attractions of the 47,500-acre Pickwick Lake, where fishing, boating, and water skiing are irresistible adventures.During certain months, motorhome camping in the park is made more exciting with scheduled events: "Build a Birdhouse" in March; the Annual Easter Egg Hunt in April; the Bass Fishing League Fishing Tournament in April and September; several fish tournaments in May; and Halloween in the Park in October.



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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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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

You don’t have to venture far on your Iuka camper rental to experience the outdoors in roughly the same way as the ancient Native Americans. Find the best RV rentals in Tishomingo County and experience nature like the Paleo Indians did thousands of years ago. Lying in the foothills of the Appalachian, the Tishomingo State Park draws nature lovers and history aficionados alike to its timeless natural beauty.Huge boulders covered in moss are sprinkled throughout the hillsides, while hiking trails of easy to moderate walking are lined with colorful wildflowers that make for a truly magical nature walk. The rocks in Tishomingo State Park are made for climbing, and both Bear Creek and Haynes Lake are open for fishing. On the other hand, canoe trips are launched only from Bear Creek.If you ever would like to reach the Gulf Coast from Mississippi via a waterway, the 234-mile Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, built by the Army Corps of Engineers, will get you there. Follow the route, and you will pass by Civil War sites, antebellum homes, and Native American burial mounds along the way. But if your intent is less navigational and more recreational, the "Tenn-Tom” is a wildlife watching hot spot as it provides a migration corridor for animals and offers a veritable playground for swimming, fishing, and boating.On land, an epic and historic journey awaits when you follow the 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway in a campervan rental. Roughly retracing the "Old Natchez Trace," the parkway, a couple of hours’ drive when you rent a camper near J P Coleman Campground, offers scenic driving with ample opportunities to hike, bike, and camp along the route. Leaf peeping during fall is a popular pastime along the parkway, and some of the most popular spots to admire the changing foliage are the Old Trace Drive, the Swan View Overlook (both in Tennessee), and the Freedom Hills Overlook (in Alabama and Mississippi).

Exploring the Area

A walk around the 19th-century Mineral Springs Park makes a perfect introduction when camping in Iuka, named after a Chickasaw Indian chief who drank from the natural spring waters and received healing. Over time, European settlers followed his lead; the coming of the railroad in town was also, in part, influenced by the springs.Another Iuka point of interest is the 1870 Old Tishomingo County Courthouse built in the Romanesque architecture style. In the days when Mississippi didn't require a waiting period for marriage licenses, the courthouse married more than 40,000 couples coming from across state lines, with brides as young as 14. The museum it now contains holds a significant collection of artifacts with three themes: Chickasaw, Civil War, and county-wide cultural heritage. The museum also hosts Heritage Day, which features Chickasaw Indian Expo and historical tours.One of the bloodiest sites during the Civil War is located in Shiloh National Military Park, about an hour's drive away when camping at J P Coleman Campground. More than 23,000 casualties were counted in the Shiloh and Corinth battlefields, with around 4,000 more soldiers, many unknown, and their family members buried in the Shiloh National Cemetery. The park grounds also contain the Shiloh Indian Mounds that mark the rise of a town on the site about 800 years ago. To better understand the historical scope of the park, join a ranger-led program conducted on the battlefield sites from Memorial Day through Labor Day.With so many activities to be enjoyed for all ages here in Tishomingo County, consider waterfront camping near Iuka when you’re looking for a family-friendly Mississippi campground. That way, everyone in the family will be close to their desired adventures. Just add water and make a splash.


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Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

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Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.