Camp here in the Deep woods, southwest Mississippi, yea that's right. Sleep in a historic train car, pitch a tent by the private creek under the sublime Trestle ruins or on a clear flat camp site, the choice is yours. In fact the entire place is yours upon your reservation. The converted Box Car camp is fit for Hobo life. Rustic, with the essentials to make lasting memories
Camp here in the Deep woods, southwest Mississippi, yea that's right. Sleep in a historic train car, pitch a tent by the private creek under the sublime Trestle ruins or on a clear flat camp site, the choice is yours. In fact the entire place is yours upon your reservation. The converted Box Car camp is fit for Hobo life. Rustic, with the essentials to make lasting memories with your family or mates. The campground is located on the abandoned Fernwood Columbia Gulf Rail line and consists of over 10 acres or pristine nature preserve and sweet seclusion.
Lockable gate, Lockable Box Bar with indoor powder room, Outdoor shower, Small kitchen, Outdoor covered patio, Other essential cool stuff, Love dogs, Private, Bring all my friends (per person fees), clean grocery store within 10 miles, Great restaurants in McComb, Hip AF, Secret place you can share with your friends, Be a good neighbor.
Glamorous, Indoor shower, Beds or linens, Life guard on duty, Other camp groups on property same time as you, Being loud.
- 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
- 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- Primitive + 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.
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Pleasant 2-day getaway
The Choo Choo was perfect for our weekend getaway. A mix of rustic sheltering caboose properly outfitted with a substantial tin roofed covered deck and hot/cold outdoor shower that kept us civilized and clean (during a somewhat rainy weekend getaway).
Loved the train ruins and lay of the property. The wildflowers were blooming and the birdsong was a varied delight. Private and peaceful. 100% would return to stay again and explore more. Bryan clearly communicated everything we needed for our stay and was courteous.
Fantastic weekend, we had so much fun. Loved that Bryan only has one group at a time, private camping. Clear creek to splash in. Lovely walks through the property. My son loved the old train cars. Our pups could be off leash, that ran and played themselves to exhaustion. We spent a lot of our time teaching our son wilderness skills and exploring. We will definitely go back, next time in warmer weather so we can spend more time in the creek.
Great amenities, beautiful property
The camping setup at the Choo Choo was exactly what my husband and I were looking for as we sought to "get away" for our anniversary. You can choose your experience, from primitive to almost cabin camping.
Because our stay included a few thunderstorms, we decided to stay at the traincar, but opted to put up our tent on the covered porch. This kept us well protected from the rain, and we were able to prepare our meals on the propane grill on the porch. There is also a small charcoal grill if you'd rather.
The boxcar was well fit out with a small kitchen, a larger sized mini fridge, sink with running hot and cold water, and various pots, pans, and utensils. Even a hot plate (didn't heat very high) and a slow cooker.
The bathroom with flushable toilet, sink and door is inside the hallway.
The entrance/bedroom is a rustic little space with an air mattress on a platform, fan, and a small window ac unit. There is also a small electric heater if you need, which we did.
Two outdoor showers with hot water top off the amenity list. It was great fun showering with a view to the wetlands just beyond the site.
We arrived at night so didn't really have the lay of the land before heading to bed. We were awakened by a loud metal-dragging sound from the woods. Bryan, who is a super host, assured me no one was on the property but us. The next day when we were able to explore, we found a deer feeder, which was likely dropping food on an automated schedule. Mystery solved.
We got in after dark so it was a little hard to find. Come before the sun sets and the hosts directions are perfect; he emailed them to me. I had to call because I was lost and it was dark. Once arriving we were shocked how cool and big the place is. There was a mini fridge, a/c, toilet, great sitting porch with a grill, and so much more. Also drive into town and have lunch at Dinner Bell.
Despite coming back early due to rain, the Bogue Chitto Choo was a fun camping adventure for us, close enough to New Orleans for a weekend trip but far enough to still feel like a get-away. It's great that you get the whole place to yourself! We read the review of the folks who elected to sleep in a tent on the porch, rather than the cabin, and definitely agree. The cabin was nice to have for the bathroom & mini fridge (and outdoor showers were really nice!), but I definitely wouldn't want to try to sleep in there. If it's not raining, I recommend driving to the end of the road and pitching a tent at the last site, the one closest to the creek. Then just use the cabin as needed for the electricity/ plumbing. (If it's raining, pitching your tent on the covered porch works fine.) The nearby abandoned train cars were fun to explore, as was the creek & abandoned trails through the woods. Bring bug spray & rubber boots if you got 'em!
Had an amazing time at the camp! There was a ton of space on the property, we ended up being a big group and had room to set up as many tents as we needed. We had planned to explore the area but ended up spending all day playing in the creek. It's a great spot for a relaxing soak or a little tubing, and it was shallow enough my 2 year old nephew could play in it
Bryan was great, answered all of our questions and was very flexible. We definitely plan on coming back here!
The property is unique and fun to explore! We prefer primitive camping, so chose a spot near the old railroad bridge toward the back. There is power, hot water, and ac/heat at the neat little boxcar If roughing it isn’t for you.
We loved finding fossils in the creek, reading under the trees, cooking on the camp fire, and walking through the trails. Will definitely be back!