The best camping near Palmetto Island State Park

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Kickin' it in the Butte

3 sites · Lodging, RVs1 acre · Henderson, LA
Hello Hipcampers! Welcome to Cajun Country! We have one full service RV hookup space, we rent our own RV for use on site and we also offer in our home a very comfortable bedroom with a private bath for those that may need those arrangements. We are Scotty and Ginny and we are happy to meet you. Thank you for considering Kickin it in the Butte. Contact us anytime for more information, happy to oblige. Our location is in a camp style neighborhood with great neighbors, like you. Here you will get the rest and peace and quiet that you may need or our location can provide all the fun that you can handle. If you need one night or one week or longer we can work with you. Whatever it is that you need we are here to help you get what you want. We live on the Atchafalaya River Hwy. and our location is only 3.5 miles from I10 at Butte LaRose exit 121. Butte LaRose is located in the heart of Acadiana and in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin, which is true cajun country. Hunting and fishing is the way of life, here. The Atchafalaya Basin is the nations largest river swamp containing almost one million acres of America's most significant bottom land hardwood swamps, bayous and backwater lakes. Many hummingbirds visit here every year. They arrive approximately mid March and leave mid October. There are also many festivals in a close range or take a swamp tour to see the alligators. Check out Turtles bar and restaurant on the levy or The Butte bar 1 mile away. Our Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival and Lafayette's Festival International are famous and near by. In Acadiana there are so many festivals, too many festivals to mention. Enjoy some good food like boudin, cracklings or crawfish. Local Attractions include McGee's Louisiana Swamp Tours, Atchafalaya Basin Landing Swamp Tours, Turtles Bar on the Levee, The Butte Bar, Pat's Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant and the Atchafalaya Club (cajun bands and dancing), Crawfish Town USA Restaurant, Louisiana Marketshops at the 115 (arts, crafts and gifts) and more. Take care and thank you for considering Kickin' it in the Butte. Contact us anytime. Laissez le bon temps rouler (Let the good times roll)
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Iberia Market Garden

2 sites · RVs1 acre · New Iberia, LA
The Iberia Market Garden is private property and a project started in 2014 to bring healthy fresh vegetables and economic investment to the surrounding low-income neighborhood. The property has had various garden areas added over the years and is a great place to relax and meditate. Proceeds from Hipcamp go toward supporting garden upkeep and operations. Learn more about this land: The fenced-in site is in a well lived in, low-income, busy neighborhood of New Iberia. The hosts live in the small brick cottage in front. The property is surrounded by gardens for guests to enjoy. There is a 15AMP regular outlet to plug into and a nearby water hose for travelers to use.
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Ligneous Countryside Tent Camping

8 sites · Tents1 acre · Breaux Bridge, LA
Wooded area, good for hammock camping or tent camping. Set up then enjoy a camp fire while you sit back and breathe fresh air. Or how about walk in a very woody area. Great place to bring older children to introduce them to primitive camping world. Close to town (4 miles) if you need to get a last minute item.
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The best camping near Palmetto Island State Park guide

Overview

About

For an authentic Louisiana outdoors experience, check out Palmetto Island State Park. Named for the ubiquitous presence of palmetto plants which carry over into its architectural elements, the park’s location on the Vermilion River makes it a prime spot for fishing and boating. Several interior lagoons give canoers and kayakers a chance to see native plants and animals up close.

Day-use visitors will want to spend some time at the visitor center complex, which features a water playground and bathhouse. There is also a multi-purpose room that can be rented out for meetings, family reunions, weddings or even your next crawfish boil. Nearby attractions include the Acadian Museum of Erath (honoring the Cajun people of Louisiana) and Jungle Gardens (botanical gardens amongst a 900 year-old statue of Buddha).

When to go

The best time to visit Palmetto Island State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer months can be hot and humid, while winter brings cooler temperatures that may affect some park activities.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Be aware of park hours, which are typically from 8:30am to 5pm, and plan your activities accordingly.
  • Remember to pack insect repellent, as the park's natural setting is home to various insects.
  • Stay on designated trails to protect the park's delicate ecosystems and your own safety.
  • Facilities such as restrooms and picnic areas are available, but it's wise to bring essentials like water and snacks.

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