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St. Louis Bay, Bay Saint Louis, MS

About Dad's Camper Rentals

St. Louis Bay, Bay Saint Louis, MS

Kristine Lyons

Managing Partner

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Amber Miller

Reservations Manager

The Story of Dad's Camper Rentals

family camping with gulf coast campers
Buccaneer State Park, MS 1979

Growing up in Mississippi, my fondest memories were when my father would take our family camping, most often to Buccaneer State Park in Waveland. We loved running wild on the nature trails, going to the beach and crabbing/fishing off the seawall.

When I became a parent, it was important to me that my kids have the same experience, so I would always take them camping, also to Buccaneer. 

It must have planted a seed because five years ago my daughter was going to college in Iowa, she asked that we go camping when she came home for a visit. I had just sold my camper so we started looking for one to rent. We couldn’t find a rental, so we bought a used one for her visit. While we were on that trip, I decided that I would start renting our camper to cover the payments. When we got home, I created a Facebook page and started renting it out by word of mouth and a bit of social media.  Before long, the one camper stayed booked and I was turning people away. We bought another camper, then two more, and here we are.

Now I take the grandkids and force them to breathe fresh air, turn off the TV, and cell phones only come out for pictures. Buccaneer still has the pool I swam in as a kid and now I swim with my grandkids, crab/fish off that seawall and walk the nature trails with them.


Gulf Coast Camper Rentals started because I want to help make camping accessible to everyone so they can create some of those same memories with their families. 

In January of 2022, we partnered with Dad's Camper Outlet in Gulfport to bring even more services and opportunities to our customers with Dad's Camper Rentals. 

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Disney with Dad, 1986
- Kristine Lyons
Our First Drivable Rental Unit

This company is great!!! Easter weekend 2017 was the first time we rented a camper from them but it will not be the last. We rented the Salem it was well kept ,clean, and when we got to the campground it was set up with the a/c running. Great people to do business with ,they called to see what time we would be in to make sure they had it set up when we arrived and then call the morning they were supposed to pick it up to see what time we planned on leaving so we wouldn't feel rushed with someone waiting on us . I only give 5 stars because they don't have the option for any more!!! TOP NOTCH SERVICE

-Bobbie Tomblinson, Jr

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