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Construction Underway:: Visitors will see significant changes when returning to Buccaneer State Park. Crews are working vigorously within the park rebuilding park attractions including the popular Buccaneer Bay Waterpark. Phase III is the highly anticipated final phase of construction that will bring Buccaneer back to its pre-storm conditions. Crews are also busy in the park rebuilding the campstore and recreation hall, laundry facilities, wading pool, day use picnic area and pavilion. The work is expected to take a little over a year to be completed.
BUCCANEER STATE PARK, MS
DescriptionOn August 29, 2005, Buccaneer State Park took a direct hit from the most devastating storm in U.S. history, Hurricane Katrina. Winds of over 140 MPH and a tidal surge of over 28 feet completely leveled all of Buccaneer's 15 structures, support facilities, infrastructure and waterpark. The park has been under complete and varying reconstruction over the last five years. Buccaneer has been beautifully restored with state-of-the-art facilities and still provides a fun and exciting family recreational environment. There is still much work to be done to bring the park completely back. Phase III of park reconstruction includes the park's camp store, pavilion, laundry facilities, meeting rooms, picnic area, site amenities and Buccaneer Bay Waterpark Phase III construction is set to begin January 2012.
Located on the beach in Waveland, Buccaneer is in a natural setting of large moss-draped oaks, marshlands and the Gulf of Mexico. Use of this land was first recorded in history in the last 1700's when Jean Lafitte and his followers were active in smuggling and pirating along the coast. The French Buccaneer Lafitte, inhabited the old Pirate House located a short distance from what is now the park. The park site, also known as Jackson's Ridge, was used as a base of military operations by Andrew Jackson during the battle of New Orleans. Jackson returned to this area and built a house on land that is now Buccaneer State Park.
Buccaneer has made many changes after the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. Now, all 149 previous campsites have full-hook ups. Royal Cay's 57 sites are also set with sewer as well, giving the park now 206 sites available with water, electricity and sewer. An additional 70 sites are set on a grassy field overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. These sites were redesigned after the storm, for easier parking and convenience for the visitor. These sites only have electricity and water services, are open on a limited basis and available by walk-in only. A central dumping station is located a short distance. The park has a total of 276 campsites.
Pirate's Alley Nature Trail
Buccaneer Bay Waterpark
Is Now Open
Pirate's Lagoon Wave Pool
Mississippi's first wave pool is undergoing massive reconstruction after Hurricane Katrina's devastating wind and tidal surge. This 460,000 gallon wave action pool provides 4 foot surf and lots of fun and excitement. Deck furniture is available for sun-bathing and for lounging. 17,400 square feet of swimming area
Pirate's Plunge Waterslide
This double waterslide takes you over 700 feet of twisting and turning excitement before splashing into the cool waters below. Each flume, one completely enclosed, provides its own unique set of twist, turns and drops, that are unique and fun for all ages. Children must be 42's tall to ride Pilate's Plunge.
Lil's Smugglers Cove
This zero depth pool is ADA accessable and is designed for small children just learning about the water. Pirate Flags with tipping buckets create a splashing good time for everyone.
Sea Dog Galley Concessions
This full service concession stands provides, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, pretzels, grilled chicken sandwiches, BBQ, nachos and a variety of treats that will feed any appetite. Food court tables, chairs and umbrellas are located for shady, cool dining.
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Alerts and Important Information
No pets are allowed in cabins,Villa, motels or any other park building
In the event of cancellation, penalties may apply. Mississippi State Parks now utilizes a voucher system for any balance due to customers. You will not receive a refund. Please read the cancellation policy located on the "Checkout Shopping Cart" page prior to checking Yes in the acknowledgement box.
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DIRECTIONS TO PARK
From I-10 (EAST) - Alabama Take MS-43/MS-603 EXIT 13, towards Bay St. Louis/Picayune. Turn LEFT onto MS-603 S, drive SOUTH 5 miles. Cross over US-90 onto Nicholson Avenue. Drive South over railroad, continue 1000 Ft to Beach Boulevard. Turn RIGHT onto Beach Boulevard. Drive 3.8 miles, turn RIGHT welcome to Buccaneer State Park.
From I-10 (WEST) - Louisiana Take MS-607 S, EXIT 2, toward NASA/JOHN C. STENNIS SPACE CENTER/WAVELAND. Keep RIGHT onto MS-607 S. MS-607 S becomes US-90 E. Drive 8.4 miles, Turn RIGHT onto Lakeshore Road / Silver Slipper Casino Sign. Drive South 4 miles, Turn LEFT onto Beach Boulevard, Drive 1.5 miles, turn LEFT welcome to Buccaneer State Park.
Mailing Address:BUCCANEER STATE PARK
1150 S. Beach Blvd
Waveland MS 39576
Phone Number:Information: (228)467-3822