Lake Tom Bailey Campground

When you're ready for relaxing vibes and a lakeside atmosphere during an RV rental vacation near Meridian, Mississippi, consider settling into one of the campsites at Lake Tom Bailey Campground. Each campsite in the park has a camping pad along with water and electrical hookups, and the adjoining lake has great fishing, with stocks of crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, and other species; the lake has held titles for largest fish caught.If you need supplies or simply want to see what life is like in this part of Mississippi, Meridian is just a few minutes' drive away. There are stores where you can grocery shop as well as an urban park just outside the city where you can fish or take a leisurely hike. Meridian has a college and a satellite campus of Mississippi State University where you can enjoy the architecture and landscaping, and a second urban park with an antique carousel. Don't forget to take your RV rental for a spin on the local highways; driving an RV is one of the unique experiences you'll enjoy on your vacation, and it's one you don't want to miss.

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

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

After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

RV rentals in Lauderdale County are your opportunity to experience Mississippi in a way that no hotel could ever match. Start your road trip by heading to De Soto National Forest near Hattiesburg. De Soto is open to the public year-round and is characterized by rolling hills of southern pine tree stands, tea-colored streams dividing the landscape, dry, sandy longleaf pine/scrub oak ridges, and by flooded tupelo/bald cypress swamps, just to name a few of the ecosystems. The park has trails for hiking and ATV riders and primitive camping along the Black Creek National Scenic River, which divides De Soto; there are outlets where you can rent canoes and kayaks to ride the river. De Soto National Forest is a little far from Lake Tom Bailey and might best be experienced as a day or overnight RV camping trip.Okatibbee State Wildlife Area is centered around Okatibbee Lake in the hilly regions of east-central Mississippi and is primarily used for hunting deer, squirrel, and waterfowl. The lake was originally created by Army engineers in 1968 to control water quality and supply and to prevent or control flooding. The area around the park has bottomland and upland tree stands and open marshland along the lake's northern shoreline; the marsh is a habitat for beaver while the lake is home to the American alligator. Bird watchers can see bald eagles which spend winter within the park's confines; park your RV rental nearby, and you can use it as a nature or photography blind with all the creature comforts of home.Bienville National Forest has several distinct regions that are worth visiting; one of them, the Marathon Recreation Area, is built on the site of a former logging camp and has been renovated into a modern campground with electric and water hookups. The area includes Marathon Lake, which has been stocked and improved to offer quality fishing experiences. The other areas include an old-growth forest with hiking trails, and a premium hiking and equestrian trail that is elevated and offers spectacular views of the surrounding area. Bienville is open year-round and is the perfect destination for active or passive activities; you can hike or fish, enjoy a relaxing picnic, observe the nature and wildlife, or take in a sunset from the park's camping sites.

Exploring The Area

You won't want to pass up an opportunity to experience the history and culture of the area while you're here, and the small town of Quitman is a good place to start. The town served as a hospital facility during the Civil War, caring for soldiers from both sides of the conflict. Today the city has a boutique where you can do some shopping (there are more boutiques in nearby Meridian) and a number of churches and small buildings that provide a scenic blend of architecture and nature. There is a good selection of restaurants to choose from when it's time to refuel.Lauderdale is another small town where you can relax and bask in your adventures. Most of the restaurants here are of the commercial fast-food variety and offer good food at reasonable prices (as well as the chance to let someone else do the cooking for an afternoon or evening). One of the locally owned and operated venues is a diner specializing in barbecue.Experience the scenery, culture, and tranquil atmosphere of east-central Mississippi when you rent an RV near Meridian, MS, and set up camp at Lake Tom Bailey Campground.

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


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.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


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.


How does check-in work?


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.