Camping in Louisiana

Set right on the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana makes for a unique camping trip.

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Big Branch Apiary

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents50 acres · Lacombe, LA
We sit on 50 acres north of Lake Pontchartrain. We're bounded by the Big Branch Wildlife Reserve to the south and a Rails to Trails bike path on the north. We are 3 miles from LaCombe to the east, Mandeville to the west, and about 1 mile from Fountainbleu State Park. Most of the farm, 80%, is mixed hardwood forest and designated wetlands. Desert Bayou and East Branch Bayou meander across the property which is home to deer, foxes, bobcats, owls, fireflies, otters, raccoons, turtles, and, well, about anything common to the wilds of the Gulf South. This includes a litany of snakes, mosquitoes, and deer flies in their season. About 5 acres are used to raise poultry, bees and organically farmed blueberries. Overall, the land feels primordial and pristine. We are a designated Monarch Waystation and in the spring and fall see many migrating butterflies. We cultivate a lot of flowers so almost year round you can see butterflies in profusion. We are part of the USDAs Conservation Stewardship Program, concentrating on protecting and increasing habitat for animals and pollinators. Dogs are welcome. But the chickens often run free and chasing them, or the deer, ducks, sheep, etc., is not acceptable so keeping your four-legged family on a leash when near the farm animals is encouraged. Campfires are allowed except on rare occasions, and fires help keep the mosquitoes at bay. You can hunt for deadfalls in the woods on the farm, or we can provide firewood for a small fee. This is a rustic situation: think dry camping, outdoor (heated) shower, and port-o-lets. We have hookups for one small RV or camper close to the barn. In addition, we have a 10x10' treehouse, and several places to pitch a tent. The farm is pretty secure--someone is on-site most of the time, it's gated, and there are security cameras at access points. But it is a farm in a rural community--you may hear roosters crow, sheep bleat, dogs bark, and the mule bray along with the sounds of owls, hawks, coyotes, and other native wildlife of the area. If this sounds like it suits you then come on!, stay and enjoy the farm life.
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Snow White Sanctuary

21 sites · RVs, Tents24 acres · Vinton, LA
Learn more about this land: Pitch or park at our serene swampland oasis and wake up to the abundant wildlife across our 24 acre wild property with five ponds and an island of friendly goats. Frequently see aquatic birds, eat from fruit trees, hike with goats, and enjoy a landscape balanced with both manicured design and uninhibited nature. Booking includes a complimentary handmade goat milk soap, free use of our paddleboat and kayak, and unlimited kisses from our affectionate pack of rescue dogs and herd of elderly rescued horses. Gravel driveway leads the way to a flat waterfront solid grass parking spot with 30amp RV hookups and fire circle. Guests have private entry access to a recently renovated bathroom with shower and tub. Snow White Sanctuary is a gated private property at the end of a dead end road. Parks and river access within walking distance, 30 minutes from Lake Charles, 2 hours from Houston, and less than one hour from beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Some of our favorite local attractions include: Shangri-La Botanical Gardens, SPAR Waterpark, Delta Downs Racetrack, and Insane Sausages Cajun Food. We are a safe, inclusive, and welcoming campground.
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Kickin' it in the Butte

3 sites · Lodging, RVs1 acre · Henderson, LA
Hello Hipcampers! Welcome to Cajun Country! We have one full service RV hookup space, we rent our own RV for use on site and we also offer in our home a very comfortable bedroom with a private bath for those that may need those arrangements. We are Scotty and Ginny and we are happy to meet you. Thank you for considering Kickin it in the Butte. Contact us anytime for more information, happy to oblige. Our location is in a camp style neighborhood with great neighbors, like you. Here you will get the rest and peace and quiet that you may need or our location can provide all the fun that you can handle. If you need one night or one week or longer we can work with you. Whatever it is that you need we are here to help you get what you want. We live on the Atchafalaya River Hwy. and our location is only 3.5 miles from I10 at Butte LaRose exit 121. Butte LaRose is located in the heart of Acadiana and in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin, which is true cajun country. Hunting and fishing is the way of life, here. The Atchafalaya Basin is the nations largest river swamp containing almost one million acres of America's most significant bottom land hardwood swamps, bayous and backwater lakes. Many hummingbirds visit here every year. They arrive approximately mid March and leave mid October. There are also many festivals in a close range or take a swamp tour to see the alligators. Check out Turtles bar and restaurant on the levy or The Butte bar 1 mile away. Our Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival and Lafayette's Festival International are famous and near by. In Acadiana there are so many festivals, too many festivals to mention. Enjoy some good food like boudin, cracklings or crawfish. Local Attractions include McGee's Louisiana Swamp Tours, Atchafalaya Basin Landing Swamp Tours, Turtles Bar on the Levee, The Butte Bar, Pat's Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant and the Atchafalaya Club (cajun bands and dancing), Crawfish Town USA Restaurant, Louisiana Marketshops at the 115 (arts, crafts and gifts) and more. Take care and thank you for considering Kickin' it in the Butte. Contact us anytime. Laissez le bon temps rouler (Let the good times roll)
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Horseshoe Bend River Camp

5 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Baton Rouge, LA
We ride ATVs, fish, work on the property, and enjoy solitude and privacy. Peace, tranquility, privacy, and a safe environment are priorities. Enjoy your level of comfort at Horse Shoe Bend River Camp. Pop a tent for 10 bucks plus Hipcamp fees. Fresh well water and trash are free. Up to 20% discount on longer camps. PYRA accepted (limited use) EXTRAS: Tent air conditioning, hot shower, refrigerator use, WiFi Coming Soon: Jon Boat and trolling motor for excursions on the lake Extras: Fishing Gear ATV and trail rides with a waiver Jet Ski Rentals with a waiver Jet Boat Excursions on the Amite River Catered River Beach Excursions
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GLOCKNERS PLACE

5 sites · RVs1 acre · Lacombe, LA
Learn more about this land:Small RV Park on beautiful Bayou Lacombe, Louisiana with 100 foot fishing dock. Bring your boat or kayak. Lake Pontchartrain is only 1/4 mile down the road. Our Place is located in the middle of the Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge with lots of wildlife to view. Catch fish and crabs from our dock. Two sites 50 amp with water and sewer hookups. Three sites with 50 amp and water only. Look for our YouTube channel, search Glockners Place
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Free Range Humanity Project

20 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents69 acres · Plain Dealing, LA
69 acres of raw land untouched since 1944. We pride ourselves in living free. We collect our own water, grow our own food, and produce our own power.The land is lush with trees and foliage for a perfect nature getaway. The serenity and silence is only interrupted by the beautiful sounds of the forest.
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Opal Springs Nature Haven

5 sites · Tents33 acres · Bogalusa, LA
The property is an old homestead recently reclaimed and being brought back to life after many years abandoned. Early 1800s Bulgarian immigrants started a little community here called Stein. The old railroad used to pass through and there are alot of artifacts scattered throughout the property. We are in the process of cleaning up the old cabin built in late 1800s suprisingly still standing. The hardwood forest has a creek running through that is virtually untouched and home to wildlife of all kinds. Birds and wildlife of all kinds have a home here and no hunting allowed. Some trails have been cut and there are some natural trails for exploring the property through the hardwoods and campers are welcome to make new ones. A spring fed pond is great for fishing or just relaxing under the majestic live oaks. If Mushroom foraging is your thing you are in luck after a nice rain. This place had the best of southeast Louisiana and truly is a hidden gem. We are still in the clearing process so there are alot of projects going on but we definitely have some cool spots to pitch a tent. Host is on property in shipping container and willing to make accommodations as needed as we have electricity but are pretty much off the grid.. do not have an outdoor bathroom but could set something up with little effort. Have running water for solar shower or creek bath if you'd rather. Since we are still rebuilding there are some piles of lumber and things that may be unsafe for small children and animals. I have 2 dogs on the property with me but are fenced and friendly. If you have any questions just ask!
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Ligneous Countryside Tent Camping

8 sites · Tents1 acre · Breaux Bridge, LA
Wooded area, good for hammock camping or tent camping. Set up then enjoy a camp fire while you sit back and breathe fresh air. Or how about walk in a very woody area. Great place to bring older children to introduce them to primitive camping world. Close to town (4 miles) if you need to get a last minute item.
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The Yoga Barn Camping or Glamping

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents28 acres · Ruston, LA
Come and enjoy tent camping, dry rv camping, or try a unique glamping experience in the magical Yoga Barn with a full-sized bed under a screened in canopy. Go to bed star gazing and wake up surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. There is a clean composting toilet running water in the barn, and the outdoor shower is heavenly!
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Natchitoches Pecan Orchard RV Park

64 sites · RVs10 acres · Natchitoches, LA
All are welcome to join us under the shade of our beautiful pecan trees! Our mission here at Natchitoches Pecan Orchard RV Park is to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. Open 365 days a year. We are a 51-slot park located in a beautiful orchard with lots of shade. Most of our slots are pull-throughs with 50 amp hookups that can accommodate larger RVs. Our spacious and clean bath house is handicap accessible and houses a coin-operated laundry mat. Our park is surrounded by the beautiful history that Natchitoches, the oldest settlement in Louisiana, has to offer. Come tour one of the gorgeous plantations in the area, fish, and play on our beautiful Cane River Lake, shop at the boutiques on historic Front Street, or enjoy delicious food at one of our many restaurants. There are also many festivals throughout the year including our world-famous Christmas Festival. Come celebrate with us! We would love to be a part of your visit and help plan your stay! Our park is located right along the famous Cane River Heritage Trail and is 15 miles south of Historic Downtown Natchitoches.
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Southern Heritage Farms

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents300 acres · Eastwood, LA
farming hunting fishing camping and special event space with a full catering kitchen. we have space for your horses and dogs.
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I'm on Vacation Retreat

22 sites · Lodging, RVs1 acre · Saint Bernard, LA
The I’m on Vacation Retreat is a Lodge + RV park tucked at the edge of the world in Shell Beach, LA. When you are in the middle of the expansive marsh, you would never know you are only 30 miles from the New Orleans French Quarter and 20 miles from Chalmette. Home of commercial shrimpers and oystermen, and the BEST INSHORE FISHING IN THE COUNTRY. Epic sunrises. Breathtaking sunsets. TROUT. REDFISH. Everything you didn’t know you needed. Take your pick on how you want to get away. Will you bring your own RV to one of our 21 Pad Sites? Or, will you rent the Pelican Perch Lodge? No matter how you want to get away, our cozy retreat will be the perfect home-base for experiencing South Louisiana’s marsh. And, once you arrive, you’ll know, this must be the place.
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Camping in Louisiana guide

Overview

Louisiana is known for its Cajun cuisine and French culture, but you’ll find just much heart outside. Head beyond New Orleans to state parks, nature trails, and camping spots. Make a trip to St. Martinville and explore Lake Fausse Pointe State Park. Or, stick closer to the Mississippi River, where tent campsites and RV parks surround Baton Rouge. Further north, parks like Lake Bistineau State Park and Lake Claiborne State Park come just before the Arkansas border. No matter where you go, make sure to look up; you’re in the Pelican State, after all.

Where to go

Along the Gulf

Head along Louisiana’s coast, where you’ll find recreation areas, wildlife refuges, and, of course, beach campgrounds galore. Grand Isle State Park sits as close to the water as you can get, where RV sites are a fisherman’s paradise.

Follow the Mississippi

If you prefer the river to the gulf, stop in St. Francisville to get a taste of Louisiana’s local charm. The Mississippi River winds through Eastern Louisiana, and you can ride horses, hike, and fish throughout Tunica Hills. The peaceful blufflands house unique plants and animals, so you can birdwatch while cabin or tent camping.

Toward the Texas Border

Everything’s bigger in Texas—but not the Toledo Bend Reservoir, which hugs the border. On the Louisiana side, check out the RV campsite and cabin rentals at South or North Toledo Bend State Park. The area harbors some of the best Louisiana campgrounds, with picnic tables and group campsites. Cypress Bend State Park likewise overlooks the reservoir and offers unparalleled views.

Central Louisiana

You don’t have to head toward the state’s edge to appreciate Louisiana's beauty. Chicot State Park hovers in the state’s central south, with more than 6,000 acres of rolling hills. Within the park, you’ll find trails, cabins, and the Louisiana State Arboretum. There’s no better place to learn about—and see—the state's varied landscape.

When to go

Hurricane season runs between June and November. Save yourself the stress of unpredictable weather, and head to Louisiana between fall and spring. Remember that Mardi Gras celebrations pick up in February, so if you want a peaceful and secluded camping trip, keep the festivities—and their crowds—in mind. Luckily, enough campsites pop up beyond Louisiana’s major cities. You can easily find the perfect campground year-round.

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