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I'm on Vacation Retreat

22 sites · 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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All You Need Institute

9 sites · Lodging, Tents111 acres · Lumberton, Pearl River
All You Need is a 111 acre paradise that is home to some VERY unique and endangered habitat. Our northern boundary is a tract of DeSoto National Forest, where we have practically exclusive access to another 90 acres of longleaf pine savannah and more bottomland creeks. The sandhills are home to prickly pear cactus, deer moss (7 kinds of lichen), and our mascot, the endangered Gopher Tortoise. We're working to develop a nature education and retreat center where we share permaculture practices, homesteading/sustainable living skills, conservation practices, and approaches to connecting more deeply to the land. You will have access to and be a 5 minute walk from our many walking paths and our swimming pond, as well as a 15 minute walk to Desoto National Forest, which butts up to our property line. We would love to have you as our guest on the land, and are especially eager to meet travelers who deeply love nature and want to live in better relationship to it!
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Camp Topisaw

9 sites · Tents95 acres · Summit, MS
95 acres on the beautiful Topisaw Creek. Here we've raised 5 kids and a multitude of dogs, cats and chickens and a small herd of pineywoods cattle. The woods are quiet and undisturbed , harboring native species like jack in the pulpit, trillium and Florida anise. The spring-fed (and thus always refreshing!) Topisaw Creek forms the eastern border of our property, so plan to spend time on the sandy beaches and rock bars soaking up the sun or hunting for rocks and fossils (petrified wood and arrowheads have been found here). Many folks also enjoy a leisurely float down the creek in inner tubes ('tubing') or in a kayak. (Please note that after heavy rains the creek rises to epic heights and is too dangerous to navigate.) Little to no light pollution makes for amazing stargazing!
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Taliesin Grange

8 sites · RVs, Tents165 acres · Kiln, MS
Learn more about this land:Enchanted Glamping: Wooded sites are inside woods and under the trees. The Black Lagoon sites are adjacent to the swamp banks. Majestic Oaks sites feature flat land under ancient oaks. Pond Sites are flat land on the banks of the pond.
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Camp Strong Wood

8 sites · Lodging, Tents165 acres · Wesson, Copiah
Camp Strong Wood derives its name from the many natural growth oak trees found on the property as well as being in the Strong Hope community. Wildlife abounds with deer, rabbit, squirrel, fox, racoon, opossum, armadillo, chipmunk among other forest dwellers. The lake is in a natural flood bottom and is stocked with largemouth bass, perch, channel catfish and natural flathead catfish which came in through the creek which runs through the land. Learn more about this land: 165 Acres of beautiful natural growth pine and oaks with scenic hiking trails. 10 acre lake stocked with bass, perch, catfish. Enjoy using the provided kayaks and canoe. 1 Cabin and multiple tent campsites available. Showers with bathrooms, washer/dryer on property.   Deck with both charcoal and propane grills. Grounds keeper on property to help out in any way.
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Heart of the Country

8 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Bay Minette, Baldwin
Heart of the Country is our home and also your own personal twelve acre state park whenever you stay with us! We are less than 15 minutes from Interstate 10 and from Interstate 65. I offer a half-dozen campsites, all either on a relatively level paved driveway or grass. Power (20 amp and 30 amp) and water is available. We have two 30 amp campsites, which are first come, first served. WIFI is available! (please ask for password). This is a Longleaf Pine sanctuary with lots of nature trails. This is also a hobby farm with livestock (Donkey, Shetland Pony, two Goats, and a flock of Chickens). I feed the livestock grain every morning usually between 8 and 9 am, and again hay before dusk. You are always welcome to join me and I'll introduce all of them to you! My dog, Homer, is our very friendly welcoming ambassador who will enthusiastically great you upon your arrival. I put him up in his kennel each evening around dusk, then lock him in his shed until morning which keeps him from backing during the night. We also host an AirBnB, so other guests may be here as well. Texting via the app is our preferred mode of communication. If you call, please leave a message and I will call you back. Suggested local attraction: Blakeley State Historic Park is four miles away.
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Green Woods Stables RV Park

9 sites · RVs, Tents35 acres · Moss Point, MS
Learn more about this land:We are a working farm and horse stables just north of the coastal area of Biloxi. We have horses that can go on trail rides. The 7 sites are close in proximity across from the stables and next to pasture.  We have a monthly rv space rental for $700/month plus sales tax.
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Sugar Sands RV Resort

12 sites · RVs15 acres · Gulf Shores, AL
Sugar Sands RV Resort in Gulf Shores, Alabama, features roughly 80 sites including 5 stylish Tiny Homes for rent. All sites have full hookups, including 30/50 amp power, water/sewer, a picnic table, and WiFi!  Each site is a well maintained, spacious 22′ x 60′ concrete pad to accommodate even the largest RVs. You are sure to enjoy the beautiful, lush landscaping set among our coastal craftsman style buildings.Learn more about this land:Sugar Sands RV Resort offers full hookups with our 22’ x 60’ concrete spacious sites with privacy between , as well as power, water, sewer, cable, and Wi-Fi. Our Clubhouse is available for your use and is complete with kitchen, restrooms, sitting areas, tv area, library, and computer area. And did we mention our zero-entry pool? It is beautiful! You can also enjoy our fitness center. One of the many reasons to come and stay with us, if you love the beach, we are minutes away from Gulf Shores Beach and Orange Beach. Golfers can enjoy many of our pristine golf courses. Or if you wish to take in concert, a boat ride to see the dolphins or just sit and watch the boats, the Wharf is the place to visit. Just minutes away from the resort you will also find the new Park OWA, which features shops, dining, and an amusement park. At OWA, there are restaurants such Groovy Goat, Paula Dean’s, Trattoria Pizza & Italian, Rock n Roll Sushi. The Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum is only a 25.6-mile drive away. This is the home of the world-famous Blue Angels. Ft. Morgan State Historic Site is 25.9 miles from the Resort.Our list of attractions goes on and on! We have only named a few!All rigs over 10 years old will require photos to be submitted prior to approval of the reservation. 
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Lincoln Civic Center RV Park

39 sites · RVs10 acres · Brookhaven, MS
The Lincoln Civic Center Commission along with the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors is proud of the 39 slot RV Park. Each RV slot provides a 1500 sq ft. area (25'x60' of asphalt), a 12' by 50' concrete pad, and full hook-ups including water, sewer and electrical (20, 30 and 50 amp) service. A centrally located handicap accessible bathhouse with showers is open at customer request to be utilized throughout the stay. Rates are available for daily, weekly and monthly rentals. A drop box is available by the bathhouse for late night check-in, as park is available for 24 hour service. We look forward to your visit.
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Plantation RV Park

41 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Cloverdale, MS
Our RV park is just moments away from historic downtown Natchez's food, fun, and tours. We offer beautiful, tree shaded lots for your RV, with full hook ups, and level pads.We are located in beautiful Natchez, the birthplace of Mississippi state. Our city is known internationally as a quaint, Southern town with a rich culture and heritage shaped by people of African, French, British, and Spanish descent.Natchez has all the charm and elegance of a historical area, with all the attractions of a great small city: historic sites and museums, shopping, nightlife and gaming, and a safe, walk-able downtown scene.Learn more about this land:Our RV park offers beautiful, tree shaded lots for your RV, with full hook ups, and level pads. We are located in beautiful Natchez, the birthplace of Mississippi state. Our city is known internationally as a quaint, Southern town with a rich culture and heritage shaped by people of African, French, British, and Spanish descent. Natchez has all the charm and elegance of a historical area, with all the attractions of a great small city: historic sites and museums, shopping, nightlife and gaming, and a safe, walk-able downtown scene.
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Riverside Boondocking

9 sites · RVs15 acres · Waynesboro, MS
Quant Large field with plenty of Boondocking opportunities. Can accommodate any size camper or RV. There are currently no Hookups at this location. Only two miles from the Chickasawhay River in Waynesboro, MS. The Chickasawhay river is great for fishing and kayaking. Safe neighborhood and animals are welcomed.
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The Heart of the Cajun Prairie

17 sites · RVsEunice , LA
We have owned this property for almost 20 years. Our children are mostly grown now. We love meeting new people and seeing new faces. Come experience the heart of the Cajun Prairie for food, music and fun!Learn more about this land:We also offer 14 acres of Cajun Prairie with many native trees, plants and birds to enjoy on a morning walk or an evening strollL'Acadie Inn has sixteen renovated private rooms to accomodate the individual traveler or a medium-sized tour group as well as 17 full hook-up RV sites. We are able to assist you with most any question you may have regarding our Cajun music, culture, food and much more.With a lighted patio, lobby and picnic/playground area, pool and lake, L'Acadie Inn can host your small to medium-sized social needs.
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Camping near New Orleans guide

From its jazz-filled French Quarter to its vibrant Mardi Gras along Bourbon Street, New Orleans brims with culture. However, Mother Nature also bestowed “The Big Easy” with natural attractions such as Kisatchie National Forest, Cypress Island Preserve, Jean Lafitte National Park, Honey Island Swamp, and Lake Fausse Pointe State Park. Hiking, birdwatching, boating, and fishing are just a few outdoor activities that are popular within these attractions. Then, tour the Mississippi River by river boat or sail out into the Gulf of Mexico for a day on the open water. Campers will find a wide range of cabin rentals, RV parks, and campgrounds among local wildlife within the national and state parks of the area. Many of the campsites feature convenient amenities like water and electric hookups, nearby restaurants, and on-site supply shops.

Where to Go

Jean Lafitte National History Park and Preserve

Named for a French pirate, Jean Lafitte National History Park and Preserve is a Mississippi River Delta attraction that features bayous, fields, and historical areas. Visit Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery to learn about the area’s past. Or explore popular park attractions like the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center and Barataria Preserve to see alligators in their natural habitats. While there are no campgrounds and RV resorts within the park, many options are nearby that feature restrooms, electric and water hookups, and showers.

Honey Island Swamp

Honey Island is a 20-foot long island known as a fisherman’s paradise. The island’s waters teem with bluegill and flathead catfish. The swamp is also home to a wide array of animals, including alligators, cougars, and birds like bald eagles. Tours of the swamp are available for day trippers and most usually last two hours. For those who want to sleep near the swamp, there are also numerous campgrounds with basic amenities like restrooms, a free dump station, and fire pits nearby.

Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

Spread across 6,000 acres, Lake Fausse Pointe State Park is part of the Atchafalaya Basin. Popular park activities include fishing, canoeing, and hiking. There are three hiking trails within the park’s visitor center complex as well as a canoe trail that offers a water path among cypress trees. Wildlife watching opportunities attract many campers to the park to catch glimpses of alligators, blackbears, and white-tailed deer. Then glamp in one of two glamping tents on-site, or set up in a more rustic campsite that offers full hookups and waterfront views.

When to Go

October and November are popular months for visiting New Orleans. Temperatures range from the low 70s to low 80s. Campers who want to attend Mardi Gras can visit in February when it's more wet and temperatures dip down to the low 60s or high 50s. Summer temperatures soar into the 90s and are accompanied by high humidity. The hottest time of year in New Orleans is during July. Even so, the city features year-round camping, as many summer visitors like to boat and fish during the hot season.

Frequently Asked Questions

Free camping options are limited within the city of New Orleans. However, you can find free or low-cost camping options in nearby areas. One option is the Bayou Segnette State Park, which is about 30 minutes away from the city. While not free, it offers affordable camping options. For free camping, you may need to explore further into Louisiana's national forests, such as Kisatchie National Forest, which offers dispersed camping in designated areas. Remember to practice Leave No Trace principles and be prepared for primitive camping conditions.

There are several campgrounds around New Orleans where you can pitch a tent. Some options include:

  • Bayou Segnette State Park: Located just a short drive from the city, this park offers tent camping sites with nearby restrooms and shower facilities.
  • St. Bernard State Park: About 18 miles southeast of New Orleans, this state park offers tent camping with water and electrical hookups, as well as restrooms and showers.

Always make sure to check availability and any restrictions before planning your trip.

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