Coastal camping in Louisiana

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

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6 top coastal campgrounds in Louisiana

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Sarah's Seaside RV Oasis

2 sites · RVs5 acres · Grand Isle, LA
We are located on an island off the Louisiana coast! Fishing and perfect temps year round. Walking distance to restaurants, bars, grocery stores, etc. Fish the surf or bring your boat. Golf carts and UTV's are allowed to be driven throughout the island. Fall and winter NO CROWDS! We have a community pavilion with built in picnic table, fish cleaning station, small quite community not commercialized
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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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The Wharf on Bienvenue

3 sites · Lodging3 acres · Chalmette, LA
The Wharf on Bienvenue offers three campsites tucked away on Bayou Bienvenue. Enjoy the sunrise or sunset on the bayou, join us on a boat tour, or visit the French Quarter of New Orleans—just 7 miles away. Our campsites feature 50/30 amp hookups, water, and sewer. Additionally, we provide a private boat launch and dock space for your convenience!
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Rita’s Roost - RV Sites

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Cameron, LA
RV Space with water, sewer, 30 and 50 amp service. Almost Private Beach is across the street. Where Louisiana meets the Gulf of Mexico.
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SensU Land

2 sites · Tents1 acre · Abita Springs, LA
Close to the Historic town of Abita Springs! Minutes from everything the Northshore has to offer: Fountainbleau State Park, Pelican Park, Bogue Falaya Wayside Park, The St Tammany Trace, shopping, farmer's market, not to mention all Louisiana cuisine dining options. Centrally located w/quick access to downtown Covington & Mandeville!
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Cajun Prairie Outpost

1 site · Lodging40 acres · Abbeville, LA
Learn more about this land:Pine Island is a little slice of southern Louisiana paradise. Located at the end of a dirt road situated on 40 acres steps from the White Lake Conversancy, teaming with wildlife and natural beauty. You will experience privacy like nowhere else. The stars are bright and the night is quiet. Popular with bird watchers and wildlife photographers this area of Louisiana is directly on the migratory flyway and offers birding opportunity 365 days a year or just a great place to get away from it all.The spaceOnce our family home, Cajun Prairie Outpost is now a perfect place for retreats of all kinds. There is a large screened in porch useful for many activities as well as a large sunroom with panoramic windows providing a comfortable place to take in the natural beauty. This place is literally perfect for families, group gatherings, bird watchers, painters, yogis, nature lovers, adventurists, photographers, and even remote working.Guest accessAccess codes to gate and home will be supplied upon reservation.Other things to noteParking only allowed on gravel driveway. Can accommodate up to 4 vehicles.
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Coastal 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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