- Name: TLC Wolf River Resort
- Dates of stay: Jan 8-13, 2018
- Location: 23098 Freddie Frank Road, Pass Christian, MS 39571
- Type of campground: Private / membership
- Cost: Free!
- Additional fees: None
- Stay limit: See details below
- Accepts mail / packages: Yes
- Cell reception: A&T reception decent
- Website: http://www.tlcwolfriverresort.com/
- Pros: pretty site, free trial stay
- Cons: older membership resort
When we purchased our motorhome from Dixie RV Superstore in Hammond, LA, we received an invitation for free camping at this resort in our package. Since our travel plans moved us in this direction, I called to see what the promotion entailed. We were offered 5 days of free camping in exchange for attending a sales pitch on the last day for this membership resort.
The campground is a bit older than some, with limited pull through sites suited for a big rig like ours. When we arrived, the camp host greeted me by name and invited me to jump into his golf cart to pick out a site. Even though the park was not heavily occupied, we only found one pull through site that had working 50 amp service. Getting into the site took a bit of careful maneuvering, but we managed it without incident.
The site itself is one of the prettiest we’ve had at a commercial campground so far. Situated on a creek, the site is huge and private. During our stay, there were only a couple of other campers at our end of the park, making it even more private than usual. We didn’t even pull our shades at night, because there wasn’t anyone around to see in!
The campground had a few nice amenities such as laundry room, club house, canoe/paddleboat, and a bare-bones 9-hole mini golf course. There were a few organized activities on the weekend, which we didn’t participate in because we were there primarily during the week. I can see how the place could be hopping during the summer, but it was very quiet during our cold-weather stay. Cell phone coverage was adequate. Over the air TV channels were sparse, but our DirectTV worked fine.
The campground is located a few miles from the beach and about a half hour from the casinos of Biloxi. If you like to hunt and fish and go to the beach, this is a nice area. For us, frankly, there wasn’t enough around to do, especially in the winter.
This is a members-only park, part of the Coast to Coast membership network. The way it works (as we learned) is that first you have to become a member of a “home” resort, then you can tack on a national network for an additional fee, plus annual maintenance fees. This entitles you to “free” camping at a network of resorts with a number of caveats, such as stay limits, and size limitations (problematic for us). Since we just started full-timing, it is far too soon in the game for us to commit ourselves to any particular membership scheme, especially one with a sizeable up-front buy in. The manager tried hard to do a deal, but we passed.
Bottom Line: It was a pleasant park, but we didn’t love it (or the area) enough to commit to anything long term. But it was nice to get a few free nights of camping.
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