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Old 03-02-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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Planning a trip to Texas with a swing thru Louisiana. Would like information on places OUTSIDE of New Orleans. Any good camping down in cajun country. Points of interest or suggested campgrounds.
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Just outside of Lafayette, LA in a small community of Breaux Bridge is a neat camp with stocked fishing ponds. Look up Porche's RV. This is in the heart of Acadiana and just a short drive from St Martinville, the setting for Longfellow's Evangeline. We stayed there this past summer for about a week and couls go back and still not see all there was.

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Old 03-02-2012, 10:45 PM   #3
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South of Lafayette in the small town of Abbeville is Betty's RV Park. Betty's is the sort of place you will either love or hate. Read its reviews on RV Park Reviews :: Home Betty is a Cajun and a wonderful person who runs a small park where everyone becomes a friend. Happy hour begins at 4:30 and most folks contribute an appetizer and bring their own refreshment. Betty will help you find the best food and music in the area.

Through her we discovered Hebert's Meats in Maurice (just north of Abbeville). Hebert's claims it invented the turducken and we roasted one at Betty's last Thanksgiving. IMHO you haven't lived until you've eaten food from Hebert's (or almost any other Cajun place around there).

Last May we went to the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, one of the top annual events in LA. We also took a swamp boat tour given by The Atchafalaya Experience—A Louisiana Swamp Tour which was incredible. The Tabasco factory is nearby and is a common tourist destination; we thought it to be highly overrated.

As far as we're concerned the real purpose of going to Cajun country is to eat and listen to music. As you can tell, we're enthusiastic about it.
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We recently stayed at Cajun Palms in Henderson/breau bridge area. This is a huge RV park, concrete everywhere, nice ponds, cabanas, mini golf, bar, etc. We would go back. We checked out and drove through the Poches Fish camp park and it looked inviting as well, farther from IH-10 but the back-in sites would not have worked for us.

However, after reading what Docj had to say above, we might check out Betty's place next time.

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However, after reading what Docj had to say above, we might check out Betty's place next time.
Betty's has none of the amenities you found at Cajun Palms. The key attraction is Betty, herself (she was just inducted into the Cajun Hall of Fame). It advertises itself as "adults only" simply because there are no play areas for children, etc. As I said, you'll either love it or hate it.
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Were going back to Cajun palms next month...love it.
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Currently at Cajun Palms RV with our children on the way back to TX from FL-
Some guests in FL told us about this place so we changed our normal route home to try it.
Right off I-10- restaurants nearby. You really don't have to leave the park though. There is a large water park- many pools with kids areas and swim up bars- slides, fountains and jacuzzi (18+).
You can order food, drinks, snow cones, fairly priced. It's great for families! Mini golf, fishing pond, concrete pads, cabins, golf cart rentals, etc....
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Kinder ,LA. Casino $18/night 20 miles north on 165 off HWY 10
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Yankees from Minn love LA

WE usually spend about a month in La. Love their state parks! Ask about senior discount.
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WE usually spend about a month in La. Love their state parks! Ask about senior discount.
Have you ever stated at Fontainebleau SP near Mandeville?
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I was wanting a RV park at Alexandria last weekend and could not come up with one in internet search so instead I left the RV at shooting range I had been using near Quitman then drove toad down for the planned visiting of relatives. Anyway, while there we discovered two nice RV parks within a short drive of Alex. One was at the casino in Marksville south of Alex on 107 or 1. The other was Indian Creek just off I49S near Woodworth. The latter on lake with boating and fishing, the first of course for casino enjoyment. Two entirely different types of campgrounds, but both very inviting in their own way. Understand my judgement was by looks only.
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Have you ever stated at Fontainebleau SP near Mandeville?
SHHHH !!!!
don't tell anyone about that great place - it's so nice a peaceful now


Just the opposite of Cajun Palms - I'm sure it's great for the kids and all, but my goodness, all the drunks driving their lifted golf carts and playing music all hours of the night !!!!

We play music, but not needing the next town to hear it
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