River, stream, or creek camping in Louisiana

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

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12 top river, stream, or creek campgrounds in Louisiana

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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, 2 of them live here, but the chickens often run free and chasing them or the deer for fun or food is not acceptable. 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 suits you then come stay and enjoy the farm life.
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Horseshoe Bend River Camp

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Baton Rouge, LA
We ride ATVs, fish, work on the property, and enjoy our solitude and privacy. Peace, tranquility, privacy, and a safe environment for your stay are a priority. Electric, Water, Trash, and WIFI are included. Discounts on weekly/monthly stays.
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Cajun retreat Campsite

2 sites · RVs2 acres · Prairieville, LA
My wife and I are native south Louisianians. I grew up fishing, trawling, catching seafood, hunting and skiing in Westwego. My wife grew up near New Orleans eating poboys and beignets. We moved to Prairieville 20 years ago. It’s just over an hour from New Orleans and our Bayou property is very similar to what we were accustomed to in Cajun country, Westwego. Learn more about this land: We own 2 acres of partially secluded property on Bayou Manchac. Our place is a genuine Cajun retreat inside and out. We’re operating one short stay and one extended stay campsite and all 3 experience options at this time;. The site is on the Bayou; great for relaxing, bird and turtle watching, kayaking, etc. (There is a public boat launch if needed) Great place for adult only relaxation or for families. Grassy area with firepit for s’mores, archery equipment, etc. Scenic neighborhood for bike riding and walking. We’re close to Baton Rouge and LSU; also about an hour away from the New Orleans metro area. Authentic Cajun hosts lives in a unique A-frame on the property and can point you to attractions and seafood markets. We are lifelong locals with lots of knowledge of the area! We can interact with you as much or as little as you’d like. We love to cook and often share Cajun meals with our guests!. *Available tours for a small cost; See Experience section for details.
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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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Terra Soul

99 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Franklinton, LA
30 acres of secluded acres, with wild life and clear creek. 10 RV full hookups. 20 water and electric sites. Amenities: 25 electric campsites, 6 with full hookups. Outdoor dishwashing station Pavillion Endless tent camping Commercial Kitchen Hot Showers Clear water Creek Fishing Tea Station Laundry
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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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Bayou Darbonne RV lot

1 site · RV1 acre · Claiborne, LA
Nestled at the mouth of Bayou Darbonne our rv spot boast great views in a quiet setting. This lot is very private and the only RV spot on our .57 acre lot. Access to Joe Bobs boat ramp is about a 1/4 mile away, so you can bring your boat and tie up at the boat dock located on the property. Come enjoy great fishing and beautiful sunrises on this Louisiana bayou! Minutes away from town and Interstate 20 you may see tons of wild life from deer, foxes, owls, and maybe even an alligator…….
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Camp New Orleans

4 sites · Tents1 acre · Chalmette, LA
We are situated on the Mississippi River just 4 miles south of New Orleans. We are within 7 miles of the French Quarter and 9 miles to the Jazz Fest, City Park and 10 miles to the Lake Front. There are bike lanes and routes to many points of interest. We are also 22 miles from Delacroix Island and Hopedale where there are several charter services for those interested in our great fishing/hunting. Our property is quite, safe and rustic. We have a firepit and grills. There is running water, but no electricity or bathroom at present time. This property is great for tent camping or sprinter vans. We also are open to hosting BBQs/Seafood Boils, Live music, for small gatherings at additional charge. Check in is 8am to 7pm. Quiet time is 10pm to 7am.
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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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Payne Lane Farms & Campground

7 sites · RVs8 acres · Rayville, LA
Less than two (2) miles off Interstate 20, just behind "Salvation's Cross" in Rayville, LA... Our home was built by Mr. J. L. and Mrs. Gladys Keys in the 1970's. Mrs. Gladys used to work for my Grandmother at the local ladies dress shop. She and her husband often brought us fresh vegetables they raised on their "little piece of heaven." They had no children and all these years later, their idea of heaven became ours to take care of now. We are so blessed here at Payne Lane Farms. You can safely camp in your travel trailer minutes off of I-20 on our wooded, rural lot minutes from town, convenience stores, food, and even dump stations. The front orchard provides a refuge of shade and privacy while also allowing you to see everything around you. Rayville, Louisiana has great history and heritage and some fun artifacts to explore if you have an adventurous spirit. Good people and family owned businesses if services are needed while enroute-traveling. Welcome! Learn more about this land: Pull thru the front by turning to right of the mail box and not using the driveway! Maybe a little off road, but this is the country and it won’t hurt to just drive thru the yard sometimes. Fresh eggs for sale $3.50 dozen and maybe some fresh vegetables at $3.00 per pound, but ask us as we don't push them. Canning pantry does have inventory for easy meals. Two night max stay. More farm being developed and coming soon! 🍐🍉🍑🍻🐖🐇🐟🐣🐥🐣🐑🐂🫐🍅🥒🌽
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Old River RV Park

1 site · RV2 acres · Maurepas, LA
Our pet-friendly campground offers 20 full hook-up and big-rig-friendly back-in sites right on the Amite River, with 18 50-amp sites and two 30-amp sites. We also offer free Wi-Fi throughout the park, along with boat ramps and covered areas to share dinner while enjoying the sights and sounds of boaters and wildlife exploring the Amite River. Fish right from your site, take your boat down the river to Lake Maurepas, explore the history of Southern Louisiana, or simply take the day to relax with friends in one of the friendliest RV Parks in the area.
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Louisiana Plantation River Bank

2 sites · RVs7 acres · Columbia, LA
The historic French built antebellum plantation home and gardens was built circa 1793-1820. The home and gardens is located on the Ouachita River. I built a culinary herb farm and nursery on the plantation grounds, in which I was named after by my family. My farm is called Louisiana Herbs LLC. Their are plenty of great sites to pitch a tent and camp in the plantation gardens or on the river bank. Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent on your choice area next to the muddy Ouachita River on the grounds of an historic french antebellum home plantation in northeast Louisiana. You may fish, boat, swim, etc. Suggested early winter to late spring for camping - Louisiana can be a bit hot and humid in the warmer months. We can wine and dine you at the plantation dinner table with home cooked Louisiana cuisine (optional for an extra cost) & get you liquored up with mint juleps, homemade absinthe, mix drinks, etc. anywhere on the plantation grounds is acceptable to pitch a tent and make a campfire. we can provide wood, & possible minimal electricity to your camp area for now. there is access to water at the greenhouse area, as well as electricity. the greenhouse is a culinary herb farm and nursery, no smoking tobacco near the nursery and greenhouse area.
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River, stream, or creek camping in Louisiana guide

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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to resource for camping in the United States! If you're looking to pitch your tent or park your RV near a river in Louisiana, you're in luck. We've got over 179 options available just for you. Whether you're a seasoned camper or new to the outdoor adventure, our top campsites like Horseshoe Bend River Camp (21 reviews), Horse Shoe Bend Amite River Camp (22 reviews), and Cajun Retreat Campsite (14 reviews) have got you covered. With popular amenities like showers, campfires, and toilets, and activities such as hiking, fishing, and exploring historic sites, you'll have everything you need for an unforgettable camping experience. Plus, with an average price per night of $40 and options as low as $14, you can enjoy the great outdoors without breaking the bank. So pack your gear and get ready for an amazing camping trip in Louisiana!

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