Now I may be a little biased but Louisiana really does have some of the most beautiful campgrounds. And over the years Ive had the chance to stay at many of them. So I thought that I would share what I have found to be the absolute best campgrounds in Louisiana today. Then maybe you can go visit them one day and experience the beauty of these wonderful parks!
Louisiana State Parks have something for everyone. Whether you want a quiet secluded spot or a pool for the kids to swim in, you won’t have any problems finding the perfect campground. Please allow me to show you some of the finest campgrounds that we have to offer here in Louisiana.
When I was a kid I went to Land-O-Pines with a friend of mine and his family. That was my first time camping and it was a lot of fun! This campground is great! Especially if you have kids. They will really enjoy the water slide, mini-golf, and swimming pool just to name a few.
The name says it all. It’s like a water park and campground mixed together in the piney woods just north of Lake Pontchartrain. There’s always events going on like a band playing and they do a big Halloween celebration every year.
Reunion Lake RV Resort
Definitely not your average campground. The amenities include a lazy river, swim-up tiki bar, mini-golf, and even a Sonic Drive-In. In the hot summer you can cool off in one of the pools or the lake that is all set up for some aquatic fun! Looks like something you would find in Disney World.
Another perk is that it’s right off of I-12 in Pontchatoula, La. So if ya’ll wanted to leave the campground and go visit the French Quarter in New Orleans or something like that, it won’t be a problem at all.
This park is the perfect combination of a relaxing time and a connection with nature. You will not be disappointed.
Fontainebleau State Park
This is one of my favorite parks in Louisiana and it’s not far from my home at all! It’s located right on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain. There’s even a beach on the grounds and a fishing pier that goes a decent ways out into the lake.
You can rent cabins right on the lake. They also have cabins on dry land as well. And of course the camper/RV spots are plentiful.
It was actually a sugar plantation from 1829 to 1852 and on of the first things you see while driving through is the ruins of the old sugar mill. That along with all the magnificent oak trees make it a magical place just for sight seeing alone. That’s why it’s one of my personal favorite campgrounds.
Grand Isle State Park
If you want to go camping and do some serious salt water-fishing, this is the place for you! Just think about catching some speckled trout right there in the Gulf of Mexico and taking them back to your campsite to have a feast! It doesn’t get any fresher than that! Or if you just want to relax on the beach with a cocktail and soak up the sun, you can do that to.
There’s also a two and a half-mile nature trail if you like hiking or just want to take a peaceful stroll. Or if you like bird watching, there are a lot of different species nesting in the park itself.
Cajun Palms RV Resort
Located in Henderson, Louisiana, just 1/4 of a mile north of I-10. This campground is very nice and has high tech amenities.
This resort has 300+ RV spots and 65 cabins. Twenty of the cabins look out over the stocked ponds and include a patio with charcoal grill, full kitchen, sink, stove, microwave and refrigerator.
Each of the concrete RV pads have full hook-ups (30 and 50-amps), 70+ channels of digital cable, and on-site water and sewer. Each RV pad has 30 feet of space in between them so everyone’s not on top of each other.
Some other awesome amenities include:
- Lee Roys Tiki Bar
- Video Poker w/ Full Service Bar
- A Bunch of Swimming Pools
- Exercise Room
- Movie Theatre
Well there you have it folks. There’s more to do in Louisiana than just Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. LOL There’s actually tons of campgrounds in the state of Louisiana. Not too many people know this but the Franklinton Fair which is held every year in Franklinton, Louisiana is the biggest fair in the world! Thousands of campers from all over the country camp on the grounds all week long.
What’s your favorite campground and why? Please leave an answer in the comments below.