Blue Bluff Campground is located on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in Aberdeen, Mississippi. Blue Bluff Campground has 92 sites with electric and water hookups. The campground has many scenic views of the waterway with picnic facilities and a beach nearby. Aberdeen Lock and Dam is located right next door if you are interested in watching barges and other recreational boats go through the lock on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
We stayed at Blue Bluff Campground in August 2010. These pictures were taken then, and I assume that it remains the same.
It is a well-kept Corps of Engineers park. If you’ve ever been in a COE park, you know what that means: it’s clean, the grounds are maintained, the staff is helpful, the bathhouses are nice, the pads are concrete and level, it’s beautifully designed.
The park is quiet during the week. When we were there, we were one of just a few campers in our circle. On the weekends, several campers pulled in, but it was far from full both weekends we were there. The park is designed in the clover leaf pattern. This means there is a central bathhouse located in each of the 2 circles. The bathhouses are nice and clean. Each bathhouse has a laundry room. I love that because it saves me a long trek to do laundry.
Most of the sites are long enough to handle the big rigs. They are spacious and somewhat wooded, but not what I would call private. There were a couple of sites which were private though, but they were taken. There are several sites with sewer hookups.
Both circles have some waterfront and waterview sites and atleast 1 fishing pier. The second circle has a fantastic playground. It has lots of stuff on it for little kids and big kids. The first circle has a swingset near the bathhouse. There is a multi-use court in the camp area for basketball, volleyball or tennis.
There is a beach within the park, but you have to drive to it from the campground. We tried to use it, but they were repaving the road and parking lot, so we only walked down to take the pics you will see in the galleries. It was too far to park and walk with a baby in tow. The beach looked nice. There was a pavillion, bathroom, basketball court and volleyball court.
There is a day use area near the beach which has picnic tables, pavillions, a bathroom and another fantastic playground. There was access to the hiking trail from the day use area, but with a baby we were only able to walk several hundred yards. There were lots of stairs. It looked amazing. As soon as our daughter is big enough, we plan on going back and taking the hike. Everyone said it was worth seeing.
Lots of people were going out in their boats and fishing with noodles. I don’t know if the fishing is always that good, but they were hauling ‘em in like crazy. Several of them offered us the extra fish they couldn’t eat or store. Next time we go back, we are definitely breaking out the portabote and noodles.
The park is just a couple of miles from the town of Aberdeen. It’s like walking into another time – Mayberry USA. The downtown is old-timey and charming. There are dozens of Antebellum and Victorian homes near downtown. There is a driving tour of the homes guided by signs. You can go to the Visitor’s Center right on the main street to get maps and even cds to listen to as you take the tour. I have included lots of pics of the town. It’s worth going to Blue Bluff just to see Aberdeen, MS.
There is even an old-timey movie theatre which shows 2 films on the weekends, one for kids and one for adults. The ticket price is $4.00. If we had thought our daughter would sit through a movie, we would have definitely took advantage. There were cafes, coffee shops, antique stores, thrift stores, a fresh vegetable stand and various other shops that I am forgetting. I bought a dress at a thrift store and stocked up on homegrown tomatos at the vegetable stand. There is a Big Star grocery store , Fred’s Dollar Store and a gas station / bait shop approximately one mile from the campground. Basically, everything you could need is within a few miles of the campground.
All in all, we had a great time at Blue Bluff and met some very nice people. I think you will enjoy it. I have pictures in the gallery of the campground, the town of Aberdeen and some of the Antebellum homes.
Note: The gallery below has the day-use area pictures before the campground pictures. This is unusual for my reviews, so just keep on clicking to get to the good stuff.