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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 we 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 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. 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 swamp tours 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!. Quiet neighborhood for bike riding and walking.
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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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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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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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Lost City Of Zen

1 site · RV1 acre · Arabi, LA
Welcome to our spacious property, conveniently located near many restaurants and shops. There are plenty of points of interest in the surrounding area to explore. We offer gardening classes that focus on organic methods, free from industrial pesticides or fertilizers. In the mornings, you can enjoy bird feeding sessions that attract cardinals, blue jays, and various smaller bird species. Our property provides a wonderful opportunity for a relaxing outdoor experience. Meet our two outdoor cats, Jeremiah and Max. Jeremiah is especially friendly and loves company.
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Opal Springs

3 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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Porter-Muse Farms

41 sites · RVs, Tents19 acres · Greensburg, LA
Learn more about this land: 19 acre property with grassing areas, lake fields and wooded forest. Lots of deer and other wildlife. 100 year old pine trees and hard wood forest ... limited space due to hurricane Ida damage.
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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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The best camping near Tickfaw State Park guide

Overview

About

Tickfaw State Park: one of the best and brightest in all of Louisiana. People flock here for the canoeing, the quiet, and the amazing, true swampland that makes up the landscape. Hit the boardwalks that wind in-and-around the woods; cool off at the water playground; kayak down the Tickfaw River; and check out the Nature Center to see the 800-gallon aquarium. Deluxe cabins, group camps, and spacious, wooded campsites give you plenty of room to stay the weekend, so bring friends! Only 40 miles from Baton Rouge and 60 miles to New Orleans, these gorgeous, centrally-located acres are not to be missed. A little insider tip: bring the bikes and skateboards for an easy, quick way to get around the park.

When to go

The best time to visit Tickfaw 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. Avoid peak holiday weekends for a more peaceful experience.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit to prepare for the park's humid subtropical climate.
  • Wear appropriate footwear for hiking trails and bring insect repellent to ward off mosquitoes.
  • Tickfaw State Park is open from 8:30am to 5pm, so plan your activities within these hours.
  • Be mindful of the park's wildlife; observe from a distance and do not feed the animals.
  • Facilities such as restrooms and picnic areas are available, but it's wise to bring your own supplies in case of high visitor volume.

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