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Old 04-25-2014, 11:11 PM   #1
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Louisiana RV Park for Dec 2014

Hi everyone, planning my 2014/2105 travel, What are recommended Parks for a 1 month stay in December . This is our first time full timing and plan to spend Feb and Mar in Florida around say Sarasota area. thanks

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Old 04-26-2014, 04:56 PM   #2
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I'm in SW Louisiana, which part of the state are you visiting?

Y'all lookin' to stay at a SP?
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Don't know just how far south you want to stay in December. If you want to stay further from the Gulf there is a very nice RV park in Vidalia, LA called Riverview RV Park and Resort. It is on the banks of the Mississippi River just across from Natchez, MS. Very well kept up. Full hook ups. Most of the pads are level concrete. Cable sucks but other than that a nice place. Staying there gives you opportunity to sightsee around Natchez and see old southern living homes and mansions, very historic. It is a year round park. Passport America is only good for one night but they also accept Good Sam, don't know the limits on that. Otherwise full price is $29 to $39. I would assume it depends on the season so in December it is probably at the $39 rate. You might call them for a monthly rate.
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Thanks for replies to date, Further clarification, we r from Canada, were to start our last fall full timing during the winter months but cancer issues with the good wife delayed our journey, We hope to head out in October, going to Denver to visit our daughter and onward towards Florida. I really want to visit Louisiana for about 4 weeks, making an RV Park our base point to visit areas and eat some good ol southern food1!!. I really appreciate the suggestions, we have a Monaco 40 ft. diesel pusher. Thanks all and have a good day.

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Rolly,
Look at Betty's RV in Abbeville, LA. You won't have more fun anywhere! It is the heart of Cajun country. About 100 miles West of New Orleans and about 20 miles South of Lafayette, LA The food is incredible!!

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Don't know just how far south you want to stay in December. If you want to stay further from the Gulf there is a very nice RV park in Vidalia, LA called Riverview RV Park and Resort. It is on the banks of the Mississippi River just across from Natchez, MS. Very well kept up. Full hook ups. Most of the pads are level concrete. Cable sucks but other than that a nice place. Staying there gives you opportunity to sightsee around Natchez and see old southern living homes and mansions, very historic. It is a year round park. Passport America is only good for one night but they also accept Good Sam, don't know the limits on that. Otherwise full price is $29 to $39. I would assume it depends on the season so in December it is probably at the $39 rate. You might call them for a monthly rate.

We've stayed there many times and I guess they saw a sucker coming! I've always paid waaay more than that! It's a very nice park but one of the most expensive in our area! I do use the PA and GS so that helps. The only negative about the park is that the roads have the limestone that turns to white powder after a while! It's really dusty during dry times. Other that that, we love it!
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We stayed entirely in State, Forest Service and National Parks until we got to southern Florida (we did stay in Everglades for two weeks) and the state parks were full and as expensive as private parks. We loved Lake Fosse Pointe State Park in LA (LA state parks are excellent as are Texan). There was a great naturalist at Lake Fosse Pointe. We went out with him twice. The most interesting was “spider-sniffing”. You place a small flashlight next to your nose and find spiders by the retro-reflection from the many colors of their almost jewel-like eyes. Elaine and I and two other couples went. The other wife remarked something to the effect ‘I was much happier not knowing that the place is infested with that many creepy crawlies!” We also picked up deer, raccoons and squirrels from their retro-reflection (illegal to do unless with permit from state). We did this at Stephen Foster State Park in Georgia on a night trip to see Alligators (they have bright red eyes in lights). The only problem with Lake Fosse Pointe is that the locals love it and it can be a zoo on weekends.

I had planned to take our inflatable kayak out but Elaine saw a 3 to 4’ Alligator and she could only think about those tiny jaws deflating the kayak so we didn’t. By the time we got to Stephen Foster after 6 weeks or more in Florida, she was blasť about Alligators and she was basically shoving 8’ers out of the way “git you big lizards” or words to that effect.

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You will love Betty's. It is an experience that you need to try. We stayed in our 40 pusher and had the best time! Sites are tight but the friendly happy hour at 4:00 anywhere! Close to the real Cajun country!
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You'll find the best food is going to be between Baton Rouge and Lake Charles.

New Orleans is a great place for sight seeing. Lots to do and see in and around the French Qtr.
I find the food in NO to be tourist oriented and not indicative of true Louisiana cuisine.
Not that there ain't good food there, guess being born and raised here in La. has made me a little picky.


Lafayette is a good base point.
Cajun Palms is the hot spot, but can develop a party atmosphere on weekends. Winter time should be kinda quiet though.

Sam Houston Jones SP in Lake Charles is very nice and quiet. Situated on the West Fork of The Calcasieu River, it's got the lazy, southern riverside feel to it.
Only 1 hr from Lafayette, with tons of really good eatin' places in between.
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I agree on staying farther south in La. to experience the true flavor of La. However as you head down there is a very nice campground at the Paragon Casino in Marksville La., a full service campground that always receives high marks and cost only $21 a night. We just finished a few days of sightseeing after visiting family and saw the Conrad rice mill in New Iberia and the Tabasco plant on Avery Island both very interesting. New Orleans is different but is definitley worth visiting for a while, it's not all Bourbon Street.

Many town's and Parishes in South La. have very good tourist bureau's and websites that will provide more than a month's worth of things to see and do.
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone, looking forward to spending some time with the good folks of Louisiana. Safe Travels All.
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Rolly,

Cajun Palms just east of Lafayette, LA in Henderson, LA, is a great place to stay, with lots of wonderful Cajun cooking nearby. Anywhere along the I-10 corridor is going to be a wonderful experience.... but try to get to Lafayette or a bit further east. The River Road going south from I-10 has all of the beautiful old plantations, including Oak Alley and Nottaway.... Above all else.... just relax and enjoy.
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