The best camping near Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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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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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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Lee's Waterview

3 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · New Orleans, LA
Relax on a one acre waterfront lot on the Chef Menteur Pass River. You can go fishing, boating, or just enjoy the view on a scenic 1000 foot wide waterway. You can view many coastal birds and wildlife. Some of the species are American eagle, Osprey, Pelican, Great Heron, and many others. There's a bar on the island or you're minutes from New Orleans and all it has to offer.
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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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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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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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Explore the bayous of Louisiana when you visit this national historical park. A boardwalk lets you walk the Palmetto Trail and other walks without actually touching the swamp. You may see some alligators enjoying themselves right below you. (Don't worry, they can't get onto the boardwalk.) Your walk is peaceful and serene as you stroll through cypress swamps and palmettos.

Start at the Visitor Center. The movie may be difficult to hear at times, but you can learn about the different trails you can take. Each of them is different, and you can't go wrong. All the trails are stroller-friendly (only the Bayou Trail isn't on a raised boardwalk). If you're the first one on the path in the morning, keep your eyes out for spider webs, and prep for your walk with insect repellent. Keep your eyes open for some stunning large birds—You'll probably see herons and egrets, maybe even a falcon or two. Also look for wild deer, raccoons, rabbits, snakes, and the interlopers in the swamp: wild pigs (they're not supposed to be there).

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