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Opal Springs

· Bogalusa, Washington, Louisiana
33 acres hosted by Ashley F.
3 tent sites
Best in Louisiana: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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!Pitch your tent near near the spring fed pond or in the field nearby. Host is in shipping container home a short distance but not within view. Camping areas are secluded with alot of options for privacy. Lots of beautiful woodlands to explore and good fishing in the pond. Accommodation for outdoor (garden hose)  shower and bathroom can be made for guests. This is truly a stay in nature so come prepared! The creek area is densely wooded for the more daring campers!
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10 ratings · 10 reviews
Jess C.recommends
September 10, 2023
Homestead at Opal Springs
Very cozy
Beautiful campsite! Ashley is a very accommodating host and very helpful with directions. Thank you!
Dylan T.recommends
April 10, 2023
Homestead at Opal Springs
This is truly a unique spot with beautiful natural features. Ashley is a wonderful and generous host!
River C.recommends
April 10, 2023
Homestead at Opal Springs
Tent csmping
Tent camping at Ashley’s is a wonderful experience. She is friendly and accommodating, couldn’t be a better place!
Charlotte T.recommends
December 31, 2022
Homestead at Opal Springs
My 10 year old and I had a great time here. Ashley was so helpful and generous. It was nice knowing her house was right there in case of an emergency, but we still felt very secluded. We camped at the site by the creek, which is close enough for her to run a hose and extension cord. Next time I’d like to camp by the pond, which is long and narrow and lined with beautiful oaks.
Thomas O.recommends
December 23, 2022
Homestead at Opal Springs
Excellent secluded campsite
Ashley was super friendly and made sure everything was ready at the site when I arrived. If you're looking for a nice rustic campsite this is an excellent one! Nice little stream nearby and a fire pit too.
Brett L.recommends
October 27, 2022
Homestead at Opal Springs
No complaints.
Real raw camping. Beautiful creek. Hammocks we’re the perfect bed for me and my friends here. Ashley is an incredible host. I can see myself coming back for seconds!
Bogalusa, Washington, Louisiana, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Chahta Yakni (Choctaw) and Acolapissa First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Ashley F.Joined in February 2022
Response rate: 60%Response time: Within 13 hours
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