Big Foot Horse Trail and Camp In Mississippi
Date Visited: February 15-22, 2020
Address: 206 Government Road 440 – Perkinston, MS 39573
GPS: 30.68097, -89.03898
Phone: (601) 528-6160
Stay Limit: 7 days
Pets Allowed: Yes
Reservations: No reservations required
Restrooms: Pit Toilet
Trash Cans: No
Cell Service: Had 4G with Verizon & 4G with our AT&T booster.
ALWAYS research campgrounds before visiting.
Rules and regulations may have changed since we stayed there.
Big Foot Horse Trail and Camp is located in the De Soto National Forest in Mississippi. This is primitive camping with no water, trash cans or hook-ups and a 7 day stay limit. There was a clean vault toilet for use in the middle of the camp. Campsites are on a first come, first serve basis and are unnumbered. The place is just a giant open field with pine trees scattered throughout.
There are around 10 picnic tables scattered throughout the area. Some have fire rings, some have grills, some have benches and some have lantern hooks. Some have all some have none, lol. Any size rig will fit here you really just pull up and park where you want. You can get potable water and dump trash at Airey Lake just down the road. The town of Wiggins is around 20 minutes away and has a super Walmart, laundromat, fast food and all the other facilities you may require.
Camp in designated areas only and quiet hours are between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Place campfires in rings only and please don’t leave them unattended. All pets must be maintained on a six foot fixed leash on trail.
ALWAYS follow the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.
This is technically a horse camp with multiple horse trails available, but is open to anyone to stay and camp. I believe there are four loops of trails ranging in length from 5 to 11 miles. We hiked a couple of them while we were there and enjoyed them. During the week this place was quiet and we were by ourselves most of the time. On the weekend though this place gets packed with horse riders. Dexter barked every time one trotted by the pop up and I saw my first mule. I got to pet quite a few horses the week we were there.
Speaking of horses you have to watch where you step here. There are piles of horse droppings pretty much everywhere. I’ve read during the summer there are a ton of butterflies in the area because of this little horsey byproduct.
Also watch out for falling pine cones. These things are massive and sound like a rock when they hit the ground. If you got bopped on the head I’m pretty sure it would knock you out.
De Soto National Forest also seems to do a lot of controlled burns in the area. You will see it pretty much everywhere you go.
We just loved this place and kinda fell in love with the area. It’s why we ended up in 3 campgrounds and stayed in the area for 3 weeks. Beautiful forests, plenty of hiking trails and I started geocaching here. I plan on coming back for sure.
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Always follow the Leave No Trace Seven Principles and try to leave your camp nicer than you found it. Please research campgrounds before visiting. Rules and regulations may have changed since we stayed there.