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BUCCANEER STATE PARK, MS
Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Sat Apr 23 2016
DescriptionOn August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina, the most devastating storm in the history of the United States, came ashore. Winds of over 160 MPH and a tidal surge of nearly 30 feet completely destroyed all of Buccaneer State Park's structures, waterpark and support facilities. The park has been under varying stages of reconstruction over the last eight years. The final phase of reconstruction was completed in November of 2013. Today, Buccaneer has been beautifully restored.
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 late 1700's when Jean Lafitte and his followers were active in smuggling and pirating along the Mississippi Gulf 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 later returned to this area and built a house on land that is now Buccaneer State Park.
Pirate's Alley Nature Trail
Buccaneer Bay Waterpark
Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico is a 4.5 acre waterpark called Buccaneer Bay! This seasonal waterpark is open daily 10-6, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The main attraction inside the waterpark is Pirate’s Lagoon Wave Pool. Mississippi’s first wave pool built in 1980. The 460,000 gallon pool can create eight unique wave patterns, including a 6 foot deep water swell and a 4 foot surfing crest. Grab a inner tube and ride the waves or relax in the intermittent calm waters. Buccaneer Bay is splashing good fun for the entire family. Contact the park office at (228) 467-3822 for a 2014 summer schedule.
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
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