Parks & Destinations

Buccaneer State Park

1150 South Beach Boulevard
Waveland, MS 39576
P: (228) 467-3822


NOTICE:  Beginning August 1, 2023, Buccaneer Bay is only open on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) thru Labor Day weekend. 

Located on the beach in Waveland, Buccaneer is in a natural setting of large moss-draped oaks, marshlands and the Gulf of Mexico. Use of this land was first recorded in history in the late 1700's when Jean Lafitte and his followers were active in smuggling and pirating along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The French Buccaneer, Lafitte, inhabited the old Pirate House located a short distance from what is now the park. The park site, also known as Jackson's Ridge, was used as a base of military operations by Andrew Jackson during the Battle of New Orleans. Jackson later returned to this area and built a house on land that is now Buccaneer State Park.




Buccaneer Bay Water Park

Directions & Maps

Do NOT follow G.P.S. coordinates

From I-10 West – from Alabama

Take MS-43/603 EXIT 13, towards Bay St. Louis/Picayune. Turn LEFT onto MS-603 South, drive SOUTH 5 miles. Cross over US-90 onto Nicholson Avenue. Drive South over railroad tracks, continue 1000 ft to Beach Boulevard. Turn RIGHT onto Beach Boulevard. Drive 3.8 miles, turn RIGHT Welcome to Buccaneer State Park.

From I-10 East – from Louisiana 

Take MS-607 S. EXIT 2, toward NASA/JOHN C. STENNIS SPACE CENTER/WAVELAND. Keep RIGHT onto MS-607. MS-607 becomes US-90 East. Drive 8.4 miles. Turn RIGHT onto Lakeshore Road / Silver Slipper Casino Sign. Drive South 4 miles. Turn LEFT onto Beach Boulevard. Drive 1.5 miles, turn LEFT, Welcome to Buccaneer State Park

Address 1150 South Beach Boulevard, Waveland MS 39567

Park Office 228-467-3822

GPS coordinates
The park entrance is located 1150 South Beach Boulevard. Some GPS systems will direct traffic to South Street.  This is not point of entry into Buccaneer State Park.  Please use caution when following these GPS coordinates. 

Stay the Night
Buccaneer State Park has 206 premium campsites with full amenities including sewer. There are now 44 new luxury campsites open. For more information and availability contact the park office at (228) 467-3822.

Things to Do
Buccaneer State Park offers Buccaneer Bay, a 4.5 acre waterpark,  Pirate's Alley Nature Trail, Playground, Jackson's Ridge Disc Golf, Activity Building, Camp-store and Castaway Cove pool. 

Things to Know
Mississippi State Park Fees, Rules and Regulations

Area Attractions

The following area attractions are located within a short drive of Buccaneer State Park. The park staff will be happy to provide information and directions.

Annual Events in the Area

48th Annual Nereids Parade 
Mardi Gras - Fat Tuesday
Blessing of the Fleet, Biloxi
Jazz Fest - New Orleans Fairgrounds

St. Claire Seafood Fest

OLG Crab Festival 
Cruisin' the Coast 


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