Just north of New Orleans in eastern Louisiana and 70 miles east of Baton Rouge, the city of Covington has a disputed history that leaves many historians baffled. However, when you explore this beautiful region of the Bayou State, you’ll feel like nothing had ever been so simple and easy to understand. The area that Covington falls in is one of the most diverse, culturally active, and naturally beautiful regions of Louisiana. In just one day, you can indulge in a crayfish boil, go hiking through the marshlands, and hear one of southeastern Louisiana’s famous jazz bands, making Covington the perfect place to serve as your stomping ground while you explore this energetic part of the country.
If you don’t feel like driving your Covington RV rental all over the place, you can jump on the local bus system. Operated by the parish government, STAR Transit (St. Tammany Area Transportation) has routes that cross all over the parish and can easily get you where you’re going.
When you book an RV in Covington, you can explore Lake Pontchartrain to the south of town and you’ll have access to a never-ending list of activities and festivals to enjoy.
The Great Outdoors
If you’re looking for something local, you can head to the southern border of the city to Lake Pontchartrain. Here, you can rent an airboat or a sailboat and explore the lake or you can take your Covington RV rental by owner on a little excursion and drive over the world’s longest bridge over water, connecting the northern shore to New Orleans.
Just east of town, along the Louisiana-Mississippi border, is the Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge near Pearl River. This is the perfect destination if you want to test out your angling skills. With the Old Pearl River running right through the middle of the park, anglers can test their luck at catching a largemouth bass or catfish.
If you’re willing to take a little bit of a journey in your Covington motorhome rental, head two and a half hours west to the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge. Covering more than 15,000 acres of forest and swamp, the Atchafalaya Basin is the floodplain of the Atchafalaya River, a tributary of the mighty Mississippi River. If you want to get up close and personal to the wildlife of the Atchafalaya, you can rent a kayak, paddle boat, or even jump on a motorboat tour. With more than 300 documented species of waterfowl as well as deer, turkey, and alligators, the Atchafalaya is a nature haven for the wildlife enthusiast.
After you’ve explored the many bayous and swamps of this southern jewel, you’ll need to find a place to park your RV rental near Covington, LA for the night. Luckily enough, there are dozens of places in the area that will allow you to do just that.
Just on the northeast side of town is the Abita Springs RV Resort. With an onsite lake and four additional ponds, you’ll still be close to the famous Louisiana waters. You can stay in a full hookup site here, and have access to laundry facilities, WiFi, and nature walking paths. You can even enjoy a game in the recreation center or rent a paddleboat and go out on the lake. When you’re there, be sure to check the events calendar, as there are often potluck dinners, bluegrass concerts, and movie nights.
A little to the west of town is Reunion Lake RV Park. This place offers visitors full hookups, bathrooms and showers, an on-site convenience store, and Wi-Fi, and also features a waterpark complete with lazy river, basketball courts, miniature golf course, and an on-site drive-in diner.
Exploring the City
After you explore the wilds of untamed Louisiana and you unwind at one of the local RV parks, you may want to do some exploring around the area. If you’re looking for something beyond exciting and energetic, you can head south across Lake Pontchartrain and spend the evening in the Jazz Capital of the World, New Orleans. But if you’re looking for something a little more close to home, Covington offers a variety of options for you.
If you want to get up close and personal with some more native wildlife, but are looking to do so in a more controlled environment, you can spend the day at the Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery. Here, you can learn about caring for baby alligators and even get to hold a young alligator, with a little bit of extra help, of course.
If you’re looking for something a little different, you can head to the Abita Mystery House. You can see cryptozoology specimens, unique collections, and an old reed organ. You can explore the oddities and let your imagination wander and see if maybe you can’t figure out some of life’s greatest mysteries.
After a day of exploring eastern Louisiana with the Covington camper rental, sit down to a heaping plate of Cajun food or even some hearty shrimp and grits.