We spent an unplanned few days in Florence, MS, just south of Jackson, as we waited to have an alignment done on the motorhome. We landed at Wendy Oaks RV Park which is located right on Highway 49, around 12 miles south of I20.
This campground is primarily a residential park but there are a few pull-throughs for travelers. These sites are reasonably easy to get into and long enough for bigger rigs. They are level, on gravel, and have 50 amp/FHU connections.
The main feature of the place is a pretty lake. A few campsites have nice views of it, most don’t but are just across the road from it – still a pleasant setting. There’s a block shower house with small laundry.
If you arrive from the north you will need to pass the campground and do a u-turn to get back to it. I was a bit concerned about having enough room to do that, so after passing the campground and going under the railroad trestle I pulled of onto the right turn lane at Muse Road (in front of a Dollar General that you really can’t see coming from the north). I waited for traffic to clear and then swing across, using up all the 4 lanes of the divided highway (and just a bit of the Muse Road exchange). That got our 39′ motorhome with towed turned around and coming the right way. I will also mention that as I came south my GPS tried to get me to turn around and go to another “Wendy” business – I think a pump out service or something like that. Again, coming south you want to go under the railroad trestle and then turn around at Muse Road. You also probably want to know that Highway 49 coming south from I20 is undergoing heavy construction. Lanes are switched, the road is rough, and traffic can be bad.
Aside from the above, while this place is nothing close to being a destination park it works just fine for people traveling Highway 49 and needing a place to land. There aren’t many spots so you will want to phone ahead for a reservation.
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