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Old 12-08-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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Traveling through Lousiana

We will be traveling from the North late Dec.- wondering from Ft Smith, AK route to New Orleans - a route to travel, possible camp sites & other points of interest. Thanks! ~Wheels

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:00 AM   #2
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You really need to travel to Hot Springs and down State Route 7. It really is a scenic by way. If you decide to stay in Hot Springs for a day or so stay at the Cloud Nine Resort just North East of Hot Springs. It is on a mountain top and the views are specatctular. When in Northern Louisiana, the Caney Lakes camp ground in the Kisatchie National Forest near Minden Louisiana is an absolute georgious place to stay. You can stay there for as little as $8.00 a night. Water, electric availabel with a dump station. It is on two beautiful old WPA made lakes, very quiet and great fishing. The public access beaches are all closed for the winter so there is very little traffic in the forest. The East lake where the RV park is does not allow gas motors on boats so even the fishing boats are quiet if you see one. If camping on a very quiet place with a lake all to your selves is attractive to you, this is the place.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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Go to Texarkana from Ft. Smith, the best roads are to Little Rock then to Texarkana. Take 549/71 to Bossier City/Shreveport. That leg is good road, some new 4 lane. Then take I49 to Lafayette, and I10 on to N.O. We have used that route several times with a DP and TOAD. I am not aware of a better route from Ft. Smith to Texarkana, but it would be two lane with some serious curves and grades.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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Thanks much everyone for the tips traveling through Arkansas into Louisiana - we haven't firmed up our route just yet and appreciate the thoughts! Sounds like some good tips - will check out the camping sites & the travel routes suggested. Safe travels! - Wheels
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:05 PM   #5
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If you are close to a stopping point south of Shreveport on I49 at a town named Natchitoches, there is a nice little campground there just off the interstate called "Nakatosh Campground". Stayed there for 3 nights back in November. It is small, but has some pull thrus and all amenities, cable, wifi, water, sewer, and 30-50 amp electrical.

Good place to spend a night.
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Sounds great! Appreciate the information & if our journey takes us there it will be nice to know a spot - thanks for sharing, Wayne & Susan. - Wheels

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