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Camp Strong Wood
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33 reviews
· Wesson, Mississippi
165 acres
7 sites
2 Lodging
5 RV/Tent
Camp Strong Wood derives its name from the many natural growth oak trees found on the property as well as being in the Strong Hope community. Wildlife abounds with deer, rabbit, squirrel, fox, racoon, opossum, armadillo, chipmunk among other forest dwellers. The lake is in a natural flood bottom and is stocked with largemouth bass, perch, channel catfish and natural flathead catfish which came in through the creek which runs through the land. Learn more about this land: 165 Acres of beautiful natural growth pine and oaks with scenic hiking trails. 10 acre lake stocked with bass, perch, catfish. Enjoy using the provided kayaks and canoe. 1 Cabin and multiple tent campsites available. Showers with bathrooms, washer/dryer on property.   Deck with both charcoal and propane grills. Grounds keeper on property to help out in any way.
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Wesson, Mississippi, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by John E.Joined in March 2021
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34 ratings · 33 reviews
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Halston M.
September 12, 2022
Cabin at Camp Strong Wood
The groundskeeper was lovely. It was quiet. The a/c worked well. The showers and room were clean. Great amenities like wifi, gas stove, fridge, etc and all in good condition. It looks like they’re adding cabins so it was in a bit of a state of disarray but nothing to complain about. I’m happy to see them adding more. On the downside, we were warned that there were gators in the lake (about a .5 walk) so unfortunately we didn’t feel comfortable about kayaking or swimming which we had been looking forward to according to the listing this is a common activity. But yeah, I don’t passed. there were gator traps all around the waters edge (rotting chicken on a stick 😅) Additionally, I was told I could let my dog roam, but after about 3 minutes, an angry neighbor came into the property, chasing both of us on an ATV in an extremely aggressive way and threatening us which made the experience stressful and honestly a bit scary. If you’re looking for a trail or a good hike, I’d go for a state park. There were no marked trails here but it was lovely walking and exploring the property. I asked for a map but didn’t get one.
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Melissa P.recommends
August 29, 2022
Cabin at Camp Strong Wood
The sequel was even better!
Stayed again on our way back to TX from FL and it did not disappoint! It’s a great place to play like kids and not care about much other than the weather. Great bonding time and adventures with my dogs, which I’m grateful to Chris for making possible. And the dinners he made—epic. So delicious after swimming and kayaking and wandering in the woods! Easy drive back to DFW, we’re already thinking about returning!
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Melissa P.recommends
August 11, 2022
Cabin at Camp Strong Wood
Rustic and ready for anything!
Not sure who had more fun, me or my dogs. Chris prepared a mouthwatering steak dinner for all of us, pups included, which, after a long days’ drive, was nothing short of incredible and will be remembered fondly as a great start to our adventures! The cabin is cozy and efficiently furnished—everything I needed was easily found, clean, and worked, from the hot water to the chilly as you like it AC. The next morning, breakfast was damn near as good as dinner the night before, and we spent the day at the lake—kayaks, canoes, floating dock, the perfect summer day. Already booked a return trip! Thanks John and Chris.
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Leslie C.recommends
July 27, 2022
Cabin at Camp Strong Wood
Nice Quiet Retreat
Peaceful, safe, and comfortable. The lake is an easy 10-15 minute or so hike back from the cabin. Groundskeeper was friendly and helpful but also respected privacy. It's a lovely place if you're looking for a quiet retreat for reading, writing, meditating, light hiking. Not a ton to do if you're looking to stay super active/busy, beyond canoing on the lake or walking the trails (maybe there is more in the surrounding area, which I didnt get a chance to explore). The main cabin was comfortable--great mattress, strong water pressure. Lots of spider webs/nests which didn't bother me (and helped catch a few flying critters who snuck in), but might not be great for anyone with a phobia :-) The porch was lovely and well-shaded. Stayed pretty cool even in the afternoons, without many bugs. Great stargazing from the lake, but hard from the cabin as there are lots of lights around the cabin and parking areas that turn on at night. Overall, a lovely trip, with everything as advertised!
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Katie O.recommends
July 13, 2022
Lake Shore
Starry Solitude
Chris greeted me and kindly inflated my air mattress. My site was next to the pond. I made good use of the kayak that Chris fixed up for me. Paddling on the water at sunset was so peaceful. I was the only person in site for 2 days. Couple things worth mentioning: the pond has a very slippery bottom and my foot sank 2ft when I stepped in, the frogs will sing you to sleep at night, Chris supplied enough wood to last for days, and the road to the site isn't as bad coming back! I would stay again if I'm out that way.
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Yancy B.recommends
July 5, 2022
Cabin at Camp Strong Wood
All around 10 out of 10 experience
Camp Strongwood is where it's at. Tons of pine forests to hike and experience wonderful solitude in.... Swimming in the lake during the day and laying out at night on the floating dock looking at the Milky Way and Stars.... Cabins with comfy beds, luxurious showers, and Air conditioning! Chris the Groundskeeper is an beautiful human being. Truly the chocolate frosting on the whole experience. He was right there when we needed him and knew when to give us our space. Please do yourself a favor and pre-book several meals. Amazing. Isolated treasures like this are what make Hipcamp awesome.
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