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Introduction

Whitten Park Campground is a popular camping destination located along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway near Fulton, Mississippi. It is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and forms part of the larger Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway National Recreation Area. This campground provides outdoor enthusiasts with an array of recreational activities such as boating, fishing, hiking, and picnicking.

Camping Amenities and Facilities

Whitten Park Campground features a range of amenities designed to enhance the camping experience. Facilities typically include:

  • Campsites: Equipped with various utilities such as electric and water hookups for RVs and tents, picnic tables, and fire rings.
  • Restrooms and Showers: Clean and well-maintained facilities are usually available for campers' hygiene needs.
  • Dump Station: A designated area for the disposal of RV sewage and gray water.
  • Boat Ramp: Easy access to the waterway for boating and fishing activities.
  • Playground: An area for children to play and enjoy.
  • Swimming Area: Although it may not be guarded, there's usually a swimming area for visitors to cool off during the summer months.

Recreational Activities

Visitors to Whitten Park Campground can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities within the grounds and around the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Some of these include:

  • Boating: The waterway is ideal for boating adventures.
  • Fishing: Anglers can cast a line for species like bass, crappie, and catfish.
  • Hiking Trails: There are trails for hiking and exploring the local flora and fauna.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The area is home to various species of wildlife, such as deer, birds, and small mammals.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations: Campsites at Whitten Park Campground are often reservable in advance through the Recreation.gov website or by phone.
  • Fees: Camping fees are typically required and vary depending on the type of site and amenities provided.

Rules and Regulations

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all campers, Whitten Park Campground enforces several rules:

  • Pets: They are usually allowed but must be kept on a leash and under the owner's control at all times.
  • Quiet Hours: Most campgrounds have designated quiet hours to minimize disturbances to wildlife and fellow campers, usually from 10 PM to 6 AM.
  • Campfires: Fires are permitted in designated areas or fire rings, and campers must follow fire safety guidelines.
  • Alcohol: The consumption of alcohol may be restricted or prohibited in certain areas.

Seasonal Considerations

The campground is seasonal, often open from early spring through late fall. Visitors should check for exact dates as they can vary from year to year due to weather and maintenance schedules.

Getting There

The campsite's location relative to Fulton, Mississippi, means it is accessible by car. Directions can be obtained via mapping services or by contacting the park directly for the most accurate and up-to-date route information.

Contact Information

For further details, to make reservations, or for any inquiries, visitors should contact:

  • Campground Office: Direct inquiries about current conditions, facilities, and regulations.
  • Recreation.gov: For reservations and information about federal recreation sites.

Note: The information provided here is based on typical facilities and operations at the Whitten Park Campground. Visitors should verify the current status of the campground, any recent changes to services, and local advisories prior to planning a trip.

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