4 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Lacombe, St. Tammany
We sit on 50 acres on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. We're bounded by the Big Branch wildlife preserve to the south & a Rails to Trails bike path on the north. We are 3 miles from LaCombe to the east, Mandeville to the west, & about 1 mile from Fountainbleu State Park.
Most of the parcel, 80%, is ancient mixed hardwood forest & designated wetlands. Desert Bayou & East Branch Bayou meander across the property which is home to deer, foxes, bobcats, owls, fireflies, otters, raccoon, turtles, &, 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 & organically farmed blueberries. Overall, the land feels primordial, quiet, respected & pristine.
We are a designated Monarch Waystation & in the spring and fall see many migrating Monarch 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 looking to wisely use the land in protecting & increasing habitat for animals & pollinators.
Dogs are welcome, 2 of them live here, but the chickens often run free & chasing them or the deer for fun or food is absolutely not tolerated.
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, & there are security cameras at access points.
If this suits you then c'mon! Stay and enjoy the farm.