We are Randy & Lea Taylor the owners of Bay Hide Away
Bay Hide Away is a second career for both. Randy is a US Navy Veteran, serving 10 years as a submariner and 20 years Federal Law Enforcement in facilities. Lea spent her career in sales starting in the beauty industry then over to the American Heart Association ending with selling learning tools to schools. When you come for a visit, you can ask how in the world all that ties in together!
Fortunate to have the opportunity to retire at a young age, they bought a 5th wheel, sold their home and nearly everything they owned and hit the road. That was in 2014.
It sounds like a crazy idea, but they both grew up tent camping on the Mississippi River and eventually moved up to a pop-up camper. Having a bit of a nomad/adventuring gene, none of the family was really surprised with the announcement of the plan.
First stop…the Florida Keys! They had a fantastic time and realized pretty quick that they needed to do something in their spare time. Yes, it’s paradise, but you can only live the life of a Jimmy Buffet song for so long before it catches up with you. They started doing a bit of “workamping” and volunteering at state parks. It took them across the country from coast to coast. They even did a stint running a Christmas Tree lot three years in a row in Texas. One thing led to another and the Taylors found themselves working for Good Sam visiting RV Parks & Campgrounds throughout the country helping them market their parks.
After a couple of years of visiting 100’s of parks and meeting just as many park owners, Randy was really missing his facilities background and started throwing out the idea of purchasing a campground. Lea went along with the program which brought them to where they are today, Bay Hide Away.
The park was originally built and opened in 2004 by the Richards. It even weathered hurricane Katrina and was used by FEMA for nearly 2 years during the beginning of the rebuilding phases of the area. Joe & Michele, put plenty of blood, sweat and likely a few tears into making the successful park it was when Randy & Lea purchased it.
The goal now is to continue to build on what was there and make it even better. We look forward to welcoming back past guests and helping new ones find out why we are one of the best kept secrets on the coast!
We believe that the great outdoors is an excellent place for Families to spend quality time together. At Bay Hide Away RV Park and Campground., our mission is to provide unparalleled customer service during your stay and combine that with the finest offering from our campground, amenities, and activities for you and your family to enjoy while experiencing the Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. We hope to be a part of you making memorable experiences during you vacation and travels
We are continually working on updating and improving the campground to ensure guest have a beautiful, safe, fun and enriching place to vacation.
Our vision is to be a destination RV Park & Campground for Snowbirders in the winter and vacationing families in the spring and summer months.