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Discover Brookhaven, MS
Around an hour’s drive south of Mississippi's state capital, Jackson, is the peaceful town of Brookhaven. Brookhaven sits on what was once Choctaw indigenous tribal territory, and was named for Brookhaven, New York by its founder, Samuel Janye. The first railway into town was built in 1858 and brought with it improved trade access while enabling people to travel from Jackson to New Orleans, Louisiana. When the Civil War arrived, Union troops burned Brookhaven to the ground and even destroyed the train depot.
Brookhaven eventually recovered from the destruction that befell it, and has made a name for itself in southern Mississippi. When you book an RV in Brookhaven, you will be charmed into staying longer than you anticipated, by historic buildings and easy access to some excellent natural beauty. Interstate 55 is the main way of getting in and out of town, and makes it easy for you and your Brookhaven camper rental to explore other cities of the South like nearby New Orleans.
Explore the Outdoors
Mississippi is a lush outdoors paradise with a diverse grouping of different ecosystems located within its boundaries. Lake Lincoln State Park is a great place to start when you rent an RV in Brookhaven, as it is only a short drive out of town. People oftentimes enjoy swimming in the lake itself, as well as boating, water-skiing, jet skiing, and fishing for largemouth bass and other freshwater fish. The sandy beaches that line the lake are great for lounging and sun tanning, with picnic areas, boat launches, nature trails, and more. You can even stay overnight at the recreational vehicle camping ground with your Brookhaven RV rental by owner.
There are a bevy of incredible national forests in southern Mississippi that attract a ton of visitors each year for their recreational potential and astounding beauty. Homochitto National Forest is the closest national forest to Brookhaven. There are many rare animals and plants to be found at Homochitto National Forest, including freshwater mussels and winter stoneflies that exist nowhere else in the world. De Soto National Forest is on the other side of Hattiesburg and can be another exciting destination on your trip. The area is named for famed explore Hernando De Soto who is thought to be the first European to cross the Mississippi River. Here you can find some other rare plants like the carnivorous pitcher plants that rely on catching bugs to sustain themselves. Long distance hiking is a pleasure at this forest, and mountain biking, kayaking, bird-watching, and camping in your Brookhaven motorhome rental are some other ways to utilize the space. Bienville National Forest is located east of Jackson and contains two massive lakes that are wonderful for outdoor recreation. Shongelo Lake and Marathon Lake are popular summertime hubs for fishing, swimming, boating, and more.
Check out Poverty Point World Heritage Site if you have the chance and don’t mind bringing your Brookhaven camper rental over the border to Louisiana. The site is famous for its intricate earthen mounds and primitive structures that were built over 3,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest structures in North America.
Tiny Brookhaven is only home to a few attractions due to its small size, but they definitely prove to be awesome and informative stops while on vacation. The Military Memorial Museum is located in the historic train depot that was rebuilt after being razed to the ground. On display are many different artifacts, weapons, flags, and uniforms from a variety of different time periods and wars in the United States’ history. Lincoln County Historical and Genealogical Society Museum is also located within Brookhaven, and is another fantastic resource for those hoping to learn more about the past. The museum is found inside a refurbished Jewish synagogue that was built over 100 years ago. There are a wealth of exhibits and antique items to be seen, and an assortment of different special events like night time parties for adults held on site.
If Brookhaven proves to be too small for your liking, don’t hesitate to bring your Brookhaven RV rental up north to the state capital where you can see countless other historical buildings and other attractions. The Old Capitol Museum is housed in the first capitol building and recounts the entire history of Mississippi. The museum is worth visiting to see the breathtaking architecture alone.
RV Parks to Visit
There aren’t an overwhelming number of upscale campgrounds and luxury RV parks in the area, but there are quite a few campgrounds, particularly in nearby Homochitto National Forest that cater to recreational vehicle campers. Clear Springs Campground has secluded, tranquil campsites in the thick of the woods where campers can enjoy peace and quiet. The spots have all the basic necessities for you and your Brookhaven travel trailer rental.
Civic Center RV Park is minutes from Brookhaven, making shopping and dining easy to do with only a few minutes of walking. Lake Lincoln State Park, mentioned before, has private campsites for all to use, and access to nice recreational features. To the south of Brookhaven, Percy E Quin State Park also has lakefront campsites worth checking out if you are in the area.
RV Rentals in Brookhaven, MS
Brookhaven, MS is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
There are many popular rentals in Brookhaven. Outdoorsy's Brookhaven RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.
RV and Motorhome Rentals Nearby
Nearby to Brookhaven are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, and Clark Creek Natural Area.
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Local Hiking Trails
|Hooper Road Park||Baton Rouge||Louisiana|
|Comite Park Trail||Baton Rouge||Louisiana|
|Bogue Chitto State Park Gorge Run Trail||Franklinton||Louisiana|
|Black Creek Trail via Fairley Bridge Landing||Wiggins||Mississippi|
|Clark Creek Primitive Trail||Woodville||Mississippi|
|Fontainbleau State Park||Mandeville||Louisiana|
|Tammany Trace Trail||Covington||Louisiana|
|Clear Springs Trail||Roxie||Mississippi|
|Black Creek Hiking Trail||New Augusta||Mississippi|
|Clark Creek Improved Trail||Woodville||Mississippi|