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Enjoying Louisiana Camping on a Single Tank Trip

Southern Louisiana offers some of the most unique outdoor experiences for tent campers and RV adventurers, eager to explore the state parks or coastlines. For the primitive camper, pitching a tent and cooking out on an open fire offers a unique experience for every member of the family. Many of Louisiana’s state facilities offer a variety of amenities to help the camper fully enjoy their outdoor experience.

Alternatively, many families visiting or living in Louisiana enjoy taking to the open road in their recreational vehicle. Providing a comfortable and safe camping experience, there are numerous private campgrounds and state parks that accept RV parking. Now, any RV explorer can park up close to the beautiful fishing lakes and rivers all throughout Louisiana, or along the southern coastline.

The natural beauty of Louisiana provides amazing opportunities for outdoor camping fun. Outdoor adventurers can now rent boats, set up campsites or enjoy fishing, swimming, hiking, biking or all other types of outdoor adventures.

Southern Louisiana Camping
For the pitch-a-tent adventurer, or RV camper, there are phenomenal places all along southern Louisiana that offer a rich outdoor experience. They include:

  • Hideaway Ponds – Situated in Gibson, Louisiana, Hideaway Ponds has electrical improved sites, sewage and water, along with drive in areas for RV camping. Nearly every site in the camping park is fully equipped with a cement patio pad, a picnic table, and a barbecue pit. Other amenities include a heated pool, a bathhouse, a clubhouse, and fishing ponds that are well-stocked.
  • Bayou Segnette– This beautiful state park is located just outside of Westwego, Louisiana. In addition to offering camping sites, they have lodges and cabins and take reservations throughout the entire year. Nightly fees are low, and the state park has amazing fishing opportunities along with trails for hiking, walking and cycling.
  • Sam Houston Jones – Just outside of Lake Charles, Louisiana, this state park has full hookups, and drive-in sites, in addition to cabins and tent locations. There are full hookups including water/sewer/dumping along with electricity and available cable. Every site is fully equipped with a picnic table, grill, fire ring, and tent pad. Outfitted with a boat launch, along with a water park, the 62 recreation vehicle spaces nightly fees are low.
  • Lake Faussee Pointe – This state park is situated just outside of St. Martinsville, Louisiana. It has available tent sites that are accessible by hiking, driving, or boating. Most of the sites that are available are extremely primitive, and best left to pitching a tent. Many visitors recommend renting, or bringing, a boat or canoe. It has an on-site water  park, along with trails for biking, hiking, and walking. Its nightly fees are low.
  • Texas Pelican Recreational Vehicle Park – Situated just outside of Vinton, Louisiana, this RV Park offers 34 spaces of improved and drive-in sites. Each site is fully equipped with electricity, water and sewer. The campground clubhouse and bathhouse are well-maintained. The RV park also has barbecue pits at every site and available laundry facilities.

Camping throughout southern Louisiana offers a unique experience filled with endless lakes. Most world-class fishing opportunities are available along the shore, and at some of the state parks located all along southern Louisiana. Many statewide locations offer extensive water sport opportunities along with the ability to enjoy bird watching. The entire area is rich with indigenous and migrating birds, fish, turtles, herons and ducks that are unique to the Deep South.

Every year, locals take a single-tank of gas camping vacation to enjoy the rich experiences that only southern Louisiana can provide. Now is the best time to enjoy the unique Creole culture, Cajun cuisine and southern Louisiana natural beauty.

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