Town Creek Campground is located on the way to West Point, Mississippi and close to Columbus, Mississippi. Town Creek Campground has 100 sites with electric and water hookups and 10 primitive sites. There is direct access to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway for recreational boating activities and is a great place to relax and view the great scenery.
Town Creek Campground is nice park. 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 Corps of Engineers parks beat the MS State Parks in almost every way.
This was our second visit to Town Creek. The first time was a rainy, bitter cold weekend in 2006. The weather kept us inside the camper, so we really didn’t get to see the park. Our second trip was just 2 nights. We didn’t get to see the whole park this time either. Specifically, we didn’t see the primitive camping area or walk the Nature Trails.
We looked at the entrances to the 2 Nature Trails, and from what we saw they looked great. They were level asphalt and appeared to go through deep, deep woods. One of them starts in the main camping area beside Site 61. The second one circles Kennedy Lake and the primitive camping area.
The primitive camping area is 10 sites according to the park info. We walked all the way to the entrance, but it was already dark and we had to turn around. The primitive area sat high on a hill with the creek running right through it. It appeared that some of the sites had decks and overlooked Kennedy Lake. There was a bathhouse nearby without showers.
The main camping area consists of three loops with full hookups. The pads are concrete and level. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, grill and patio. Several of the sites have fences to block steep dropoffs to the water. Most of the sites had gentle slopes to the water. It’s nice to have the fence on the steep sites, especially if you have kids. A lot of the sites had their own fishing / boat dock behind them. We thought this was especially nice. If we ever go back, we will get a site with a dock.
The whole park is surrounded by deep, deep Mississippi woods. I’ve seen plenty of woods around parks in N. Mississippi, and nothing compares to Town Creek. I tried to take pictures to give you an idea, but they really don’t capture it due to a lack of light. I have included them in the photo galleries anyway.
There are 3 bathhouses each with it’s own laundry facility. This makes doing your laundry convenient.
There are 3 playground areas. 2 of them are full playgrounds and one of them is just a set of swings. The playground in our loop was marked for use by 2-5 year olds. Our toddler loved it. It was a fantastic playground.
There is a boat ramp at the end of the park for campers, and a fish cleaning station in the middle of the park as well.
There were several pavillions throughout the park. On Kennedy Lake, there were numerous pavillions with picnic tables and grills. There was a beautiful bridge crossing Kennedy Lake, which was part of one of the Nature Trails. It was almost completely dark by the time we got over to see it, but I took a picture anyway. You can get an idea of how beautiful it is.
There is a multi-use court for basketball, tennis or volleyball.
There are 4 pull-thru sites.
13 of the sites have sewage. We didn’t get one this time because our stay was short, but it is always nice to have that option.
The town of West Point, MS is around 10 miles away. It has a Super Walmart, Kroger, several grocery stores, liqour stores, plenty of food joints and specialty shops. The gas station at Walmart has diesel fuel. The massive corporate headquarters of Mossy Oak is there, if you are interested in that type of thing. There appeared to be a thriving old-timey downtown shopping district.
All in all, we plan to go back to Town Creek. It is a beautiful park, and we are glad we had the opportunity to come back and see it again. Since it is open year round and has sewage sites, it would be an ideal winter camping park.