Louisiana RV parks and campgrounds are scattered throughout the state’s diverse regions, and tend to cluster around well-known destinations like New Orleans, Lake Charles, Shreveport, and in the wilds of the central part of the state, around Alexandria. Many snowbirds, or folks who RV year-round choose Louisiana to make camp in the wintertime, since it rarely gets below freezing, and because there is plenty to see and explore around the Gulf Coast region in general. Louisiana is known for its swamps, forests, lakes, and coastline, as well as for the native cultures that call the area home.
The New Orleans RV resorts bear the benefit of being in a prime location for folks who want to be close to the Big Easy, Baton Rouge, the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the prime fishing of the Mississippi River delta, and the enchanting swampland of the bayou. Choose your RV site in New Orleans and head out to Jackson Square, dine on Cajun food, some of the world’s most celebrated cuisine, and stroll down Bourbon Street with your mint julep or hurricane cocktail in hand. During the day, folks can hop on a fishing charter, or aboard an air or fan boat to tour the southern jungle. Check out New Orlean’s Audubon Aquarium, Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and Zoo, or cross the mighty Mississippi to tour one of the plantation homes preserved along the banks.
The marshlands south of Interstate 10 running east to Baton Rouge and Lafayette are a veritable playground for outdoor enthusiasts. But it’s the casino resorts that draw most folks to the Lake Charles RV parks and resorts near the western edge of the state. Just across the border from Texas and an easy drive from the massive Houston metro area, these floating casinos offer poker tournaments, slots, and the usual gambling amenities, with the benefit of the gorgeous natural surroundings of Southern Louisiana.
The RV parks in Central Louisiana are perfect for folks who love to get outdoors and explore nature, since there are many areas around Alexandria designated to recreation both at the federal and state levels. Kisatchie National Forest, Sam Houston Jones State Park, and Chicot State Park are among the area favorites and each offer their own unique glimpse of wild Louisiana. Closer to the border with Texas are Hodges Gardens State Park, North and South Toledo Bend State Parks, and Sabine National Forest just across the border in Texas. Delve into the area’s heritage at the Cane River Creole National Historical Park, or at the Melrose Plantation nearby.
Towards the northern border of Louisiana are the Shreveport RV parks and campgrounds, which are also popular for folks who want to try their luck at some of the area’s casinos. The area also has vibrant natural attractions in the form of Lake Bistineau State Park, Lake Claiborne State Park, and Jimmy Davis State Park. The Bodcau State Wildlife Management Area is a popular spot for area hunters, anglers, and nature lovers alike, with its diverse habitats extending for miles north to the border with Arkansas.