Camping Grounds Meridian MS
Nanabe Creek Campgrounds
Rr 10 Box 70,1933 Russell Mt. Gilead Rd.
Benchmark Coach & Rv Park
6420 Dale Drive
John W. Starr Memorial Forest Rv Park
St. Mark Rd
Town Creek Campground
West Point, MS
Country Creek Resort
3930 Highway 471
Campground Travel Trailer Park
2905 Highway 45 N
Campground At Barnes Crossing
Rt. 1 Box 28-a
242 Blackwell Rd
76 County Road 115
Swindle's Dairy Rv Park
Rt. 3 Box 269
"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."
According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.
When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.
When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.
Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.
"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...
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