Stay on an old rail road in the wilderness in the Deep South. The BCCC is located in McComb Mississippi, deep in the woods. The campground is an old railroad right-of-way that was converted to a campground and kayak rental business in the 80's and is now abandoned. Behind the lockable campground gate is your Box Car and Camps.**You and your mates will be the only campers on
Stay on an old rail road in the wilderness in the Deep South. The BCCC is located in McComb Mississippi, deep in the woods. The campground is an old railroad right-of-way that was converted to a campground and kayak rental business in the 80's and is now abandoned. Behind the lockable campground gate is your Box Car and Camps.**You and your mates will be the only campers on the property**
The box car is habitable but not glamorous, has electricity, hot water, small refrigerator, small window AC, hot plate and a working toilet but no shower (for now).
A tent can be set up next to the box car, on the porch or at one of the adjacent, primitive sites.
In the back of the gated campground an ancient, majestic, train trestle bridge spans a clear creek in the middle of nowhere. This is a great place to be quiet, enjoy the solitude.
Outside the gate on the adjacent property is a historic caboose and coach car on for you to explore and enjoy.
This is a special place that will connect you with history, nature, yourself and your travel mates. The property is historic and is said to be haunted (not confirmed). If you choose to stay here please note: This is a very secluded campsite and you will likely be alone. It gets very dark. There is some tricky terrain.
Please plan on calling me for more details on the best ways to enjoy the property.
The accommodations are rustic, not 5 star but the experience will make you want to come back. If history, nature and seclusion is your thing - the Bogue Chitto Choo Choo will not disappoint.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
The Bogue Chitto River is near by but not on the property. Property has a wadding creek with small sand bar for lounging. Kayak...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Bogue Chitto Choo Choo in Mississippi.
River, stream, or creek
Barr Creek runs through the property. Wadding, splashing, lounging. Sandbar/Rock bar.
There is a shallow creek on-site. Cold, clear water with small rock bar lounge area. Very shaded, nice and cool.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Super easy to get to but also very private. I loved the Bogue Chitto Choo Choo and can’t wait to return! The river is gorgeous and fun to follow along. The water is as clear as can be. Plenty of room to camp with multiple options. I met the owner, Bryan at my arrival and he was very helpful and friendly. He said he could arrange a shuttle for the Bogue Chitto River and kayak, canoe, or tube. I plan to do that next trip very soon!
We camped here for two nights with two kids and a dog. It was great! It’s EXACTLY what Hipcamp does best: find unique experiences. The setting is gorgeous. The history and surroundings are interesting. Those looking for spooks will be creeped out by the haunted train car and the caves where a bank robber hid money before he died. Bryan and his son were so helpful but also gave us plenty of privacy.
Things to help future campers: you will not park next to your site. There is a bit of a walk so be prepared to camp light or make a few trips. We had a hard time building a fire with the wood in the area. It might be our lack of skill, but we wished we had brought firewood. We also needed tic repellent. We pulled tics off everyone by the end.
Bccc family camping
Our stay at the BCCC was wonderful. It started with us being pleasantly surprised by inside of the boxcar - there was a double sized air mattress blown up and a twin sized raised sleeping platform. Since it was August, we decided to sleep inside rather than pitching the tent. My husband and I slept put linens we brought on the double mattress and inflated a twin we brought for my son for the sleeping platform. Unfortunately, that ended up not working long term for us because my child was spooked by sleeping in the boxcar due to bugs, etc. So we ended up pitching tent which I shared with my son for the last four nights of our stay. My husband happily slept all nights inside the boxcar and the AC. I ran an extension cord from outlet on porch to tent for the fan I brought from home, and it was surprisingly comfortable for sleeping overnight.
There was a firering at the boxcar that we used for cooking in addition to the hotplate. The mini fridge and cupboard space were also great because I was able to set up canned goods on shelves, thin out the food in the ice chest and leave dry goods like bread in the tote (protected from bugs). The result was not having to dig around for supplies during the trip. We all could find our gear which cut down on the "Mom, where is ......" questions.
The porch of boxcar is covered with a boxfan installed near ceiling for circulation. It also has chairs and large table. I was so happy with the porch and didn't bother unpacking the folding table I brought from home.
Last comments on the boxcar itself is there is a hose which we used for super cold but effective showers.
The property itself was amazing. As previous reviewers shared, there is poison ivy on the property, so make sure to bring closed toes shoes. There are several additional campsites and access to the stream across a footbridge. So, you can either camp at boxcar itself like we did or go deeper into woods and have a more primitive experience. The sites past the footbridge do have some trash issues from prior campers and the defunct kayak business. However, the kayak business trash piles are all together by an abandoned bathhouse, so the entire property isn't trashed. I just don't want to give impression of pristine property. And make sure to keep eye on children and animals if they wander toward the abandoned bathhouse.
Now to the best part of the trip - the stream. My husband at first despaired of finding it clear as promised. He thought the boggy water near the boxcar was the stream, but that is NOT the case. We found the stream the first time by following the path over the footbridge till it ends at the trestle bridge. There is a clear footpath down the hill to the stream. The next day, my husband found a shortcut to the stream by the bathhouse. It isn't as clear and is hard to explain, but saved us time getting to our desired spot on stream. There is what looks like a road by the bathhouse on the right. Then as you stand where that road connects to the path, your can look into woods and see a tiny bridge which is about two feet long. Go across small bridge, then go straight ahead and follow sound of creek. This shortcut allowed us to not navigate the area by the trestle bridge which were hard to wade with a kid, dog and supplies. Once at the stream, we followed it down to find our favorite beach area. I will post pictures. It had a lovely combination of a rippled current, a few deeper pools for splashing, sandy areas and lots of pebbles for rock and fossil hunting. We hung up our hammock and set up camp chairs to relax. Make sure to wear river shoes, not water sandals. I thought water sandals would suffice, but the rocks are small and wading becomes very annoying when rocks get stuck in the sandal. And the water is incredibly cold. My dog LOVES the water so after the first day at stream, we had to bring leash to enforce warm up periods for her.
We also brought bucket, goggles and sifter for my son. And yes, the water is clear enough for the goggles. He had an absolute blast. He celebrated his birthday while we were at the BCCC and said it was the best birthday ever. For perspective, the BCCC beat out the beach last year. We thought because of COVID, our summer 2020 vacation would be ruined, but BCCC saved it and we are all so incredibly grateful.
Quirky and fun campground!
This campsite was great! We came here because we were looking for a place to camp outside that would also have a rain plan for the potential thunderstorms of the weekend. Brian gave us the run of the place, and let us set up camp under the big porch by the abandoned train depot. We fit three tents and our kitchen and hangout area under the porch and was able to stay dry and have fun while the storm pounded down. Brian was super kind and helpful the whole weekend. There are some sweet hiking trails through the campgrounds which aren't entirely cleared, and a beautiful creek and creek-bank that are perfect for a private, shady afternoon splash. Will definitely come back here. There is quite a lot of poison ivy here so be careful!
Very nice private camp
Bogue Chitto is a private camp built on the bones of a larger campground that went out of business about a decade ago. The camp sites have amazing (really amazing) drainage. We were there during a 3 hour thunderstorm and not a single tent was flooded or even wet on the inside. Everything listed in the amenities is accurate, and the location is really nice and private. This is a good spot for a getaway for the family, or a group of friends, and there is a well-stocked gas station within walking distance in case you forget anything. The creek area is really magical — you're likely to find tons of fossils of shells, honeycomb and flowers if you dig through the rocks, and even yellow ochre (makes great body paint).
The host Bryan was very nice and quickly responds to all questions and goes above and beyond to provide the best experience possible. He arranged last minute for his outfitter Chad to shuttle us kayaking and provided the kayaks. Chad was awesome and even went out the way to accommodate us according to our skill level (dropped us at a spot on the river to fit our needs). The property is beautiful and the secluded creek that ypu have private access to was very relaxing and so beautiful.
Great spot, lots of fun stuff to explore. The creek is clear and cool and nice to wade around in. Bryan, the host was super friendly and helpful. The boxcar is very rustic but has a toilet, sinks, a mini fridge, and electric which is nice. The bridge accessing most of the campsites and the creek is a bit narrow with no rail, but there is plenty of place to set up tents on the boxcar side if you don't want to cart your stuff over it. Right now you have to walk your stuff down from the gate because the road is a mess. They are working on fixing it. The paths are not all that clear, but it's easy to find your way around. We brought our two dogs and had a blast! Lastly there is quite a bit of poison ivy around, even on the paths so be mindful where you step.
Outdoors oasis at the choo choo
This was the coolest experience for my little family. My hubby and I brought our two little girls and our dog to get away before school starts back. The train car is so unique and earthy. There were plenty of wall outlets, supplies, and a kitchen and bathroom sink with hot water. The bathroom has a toilet as well. There is no shower, but my girls got nice warm baths in the kitchen sink. The creek was EPIC. The water was beautiful and clear and this is where we spent most of our time. It was raining the whole time, which I thought made it extra beautiful. The photographs we took at the bridge were amazing. We cooked each night on the porch which was so fun. The porch is large and very relaxing. The whole place was secluded behind a gate. You are the only ones there and you have the trails and wilderness all to yourselves. The host, Bryan, was even kind enough to share a story about the history of the property with us. There is a pretty creepy ghost story to accompany the Bogue Chitto Choo Choo experience if you like spooky stuff as much as we do!
Perfect getaway for a hot day
Our family had THE BEST time at the Bogue Chitto Choo Choo!!
Rustic, yes, but that's what we were looking for.
Air mattress, camp chairs, mini fridge, fans all provided in the cabin. Even a small cooking range, but you have to bring your own kitchenware.
The option of air conditioning was a life saver having a one-year-old along for the ride.
Had it been just us adults I would have opted for one of the awesome cliff-side camp sites or just camped out next to the beautiful, clear, cold creek! There really are a lot of options here, and it was sooo nice to know we were the only campers on the grounds. It was like having your own personal park to explore.
HIGHLY recommend! Can't wait to go back, maybe with a couple of friends next time.
Bryan was a great host and made everything super simple to check in complete with pictures to make finding the place easy!