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New Orleans gets the lion’s share of the tourists coming into Louisiana, but Baton Rouge should not be left off anyone’s itinerary. When you book an RV in Livingston Parish, one of the most convenient places to stay is the Baton Rouge KOA outside Denham Springs. Not only does it have full hookups for your RV rental from Baton Rouge, but also a 100-amp electrical capacity for your rental. There’s a swimming pool where you can cool off during the state’s famously hot and humid summers and a mini-golf course for a family game night. If you need to relax after a long day exploring the surrounding swamplands, there’s a hot tub to lounge in too.You’re sure to find some great attractions when staying at the Baton Rouge KOA too, as the capital city is loaded with interesting history, great eateries, beautiful natural landscapes, and captivating cultural events. The only thing you’ll need to worry about when camping at Baton Rouge KOA is how to fit it all in.Baton Rouge KOA is also located a short distance outside Louisiana’s capital city but is conveniently near Interstate 12 for easy access to it. If you need to fuel up or empty the tanks on your Baton Rouge camper, there’s a truck stop just minutes away and several more if you’re willing to drive into the city.


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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

The most obvious place for outdoor recreation when you’re RV camping at Baton Rouge KOA would be the Mississippi River. The Big Muddy dominates the state, but with frequent barge traffic and large amounts of industrial outflow, it’s not suitable for swimming, paddling, or any other kind of water sports. For that, you’ll need to go a little way to the west, to the Atchafalaya River. This waterway has a strong association with the state’s Cajun population and is much cleaner. The Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge is just a short distance down Interstate 10 from Baton Rouge, near the town of Ramah. Come with binoculars in hand, because this is one of Louisiana’s best bird watching areas.For a relaxing stroll, consider an afternoon at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. A series of boardwalks will take you through some of the native flora of Louisiana, much of it being contained in humid swamplands. The LSU Rural Life Museum is just outside the gardens if you want to continue your tour of the state’s plant life.To really get out in the swamps though, you’ll need to take a short trip over to the Manchac region near Ruddock. Several tour operators will take you through the wetland wilderness in an airboat. However, if you want to get up close and personal with the gators and other wildlife, kayaking is the way to do it. No experience is required, and the whole paddling trip only lasts a few hours.If you’ve brought a four-legged friend along for your rental RV adventure, stop by Raising Cain’s Dog Park. Inside the much larger Brook Community Park, it has a fenced off area for your fur baby to run around after being cooped up in the RV.

Exploring the City

As the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge has quite a bit to offer in the way of historical attractions. Your first stop when getting a motorhome rental there should be the Old State Capitol Building. The castle-like structure houses a museum dedicated to the history of Louisiana’s political process through the ages. One of its more fascinating exhibits focuses on Huey Long, the populist governor and senator who served from 1928 until his assassination in 1935. Nicknamed “the Kingfish,” his term is full of equally colorful stories of fighting for the working class along with blatant corruption.Once you’ve had a good look at Baton Rouge’s political history, head over the state capitol building, a looming 34-story tower about a mile from the Old State Capitol museum. While there’s not a formal tour, you can pop into the legislative chambers if they’re not in session and see the remnants of a bomb attack from 1970 (one of the legislator’s pencils is stuck in the ceiling). There’s also an observation deck near in the tower, which offers expansive views of Baton Rouge along with a less than desirable vista of the “Petrochemical Corridor” – a large complex of industrial development along the Mississippi River.While many of the more famous Mississippi River plantations are found closer to New Orleans, the much smaller Mongolia Mound Plantation is nearly in Baton Rouge. The main house is quite small and not particularly ornate, but if you’ve got an interest in history, this is a great afternoon activity when RV camping at the KOA.


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Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

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Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

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Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.