Campground Scam Garbage


Adventure Locations:

Roosevelt State Park, Morton, Mississippi

Date: May 31, 2023

This park is a badly maintained park at an excellent distance for the OFM Teams on trips to and from Grand-kid Land. When we checked in today to camp for one night we did not get (our fault) the receipt and went on in to the old worn campground that we paid $18 a night to use for one night last January. That has been the approximate price for the three years before tonight. We got to the site and it was trashed with tree trimmings etc. We also noticed a sign saying that trash will no longer be collected in the park. You have to go up the steep hill and across a large parking lot to two small dumpsters overflowing with trash of all sorts. Not nice for sure. The OFM made a mistake of not asking price today since we had no other place to go anyway. Later after clearing our site to make it usable we noticed we did not have a receipt. So we checked our credit card account and found a charge for over $46 for one night. Back to the office the OFM went and found out new charges for several things had been instigated in last March. So the bill for one night was correct at $46 instead of last springs $18.

I hate to have to inform our readers but we are hearing of this kind of shenanigans at lots of places across the country. Fees for things like paying for a site and having a $$ fee added just to pay for the site since “it requires a reservation fee to stay here”. This is just our first time to encounter it in person.

So be careful with your camping details in the future. We are going to have to be more careful in the future because we are not good scammers like lots of the agencies.

In the meantime let us try to find places for having tooooo much fun.


  1. $$$. At least you are closer to where you want to be and have a place to park. Hope you have a good night and a good day tomorrow! Must be a seller's market for RV spots.

    1. It is definitely a sellers market these days all over the country.

  2. I'm so sorry this happened, Barney. You deserve better, and have a right to be outraged!