Buccaneer State Park is located at South Beach Boulevard in Waveland, Mississippi and is approximately 50 miles from New Orleans. The park is located on the beach by the Gulf of Mexico and was once frequented by pirates in the 18th century. It is now a destination with many visitor attractions and campsites, which are gradually being reopened following severe damaged caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
There are 206 premium campsites located with full amenities including water, sewer hook-up, electrical amps, picnic tables, grills and fire pits. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico are a further 70 overflow campsites situated on a grassy field. Picnics and small private functions can be held at the three pavilions located in the park with restrooms in or near to each one.
Visitors to the park can enjoy various activities including a par 3, 18-hole disc golf course with various challenging obstacles. Nature lovers can take to the 1.8 mile trail where many plants and animals can be seen and brown pelicans, egrets and osprey may be seen from a pier extending over Mud Bayou's Canal. The waterpark was a casualty of the hurricane but is due to be reconstructed in 2011 with its slides and pools, but in the meantime kids of all ages can still have fun at the playground.