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When you start your search for an RV in Saint Martin Parish, you’ll also need a place to stay, park, and play and you will likely want to look at the Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Campground in Saint Martinville. The park itself offers opportunities for outdoor recreation, cultural and nature-related programming, and more. Campground amenities include restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, a picnic area with a pavilion, a dump station, and WiFi.
Sites at the RV campground may be pull-through or back-in. Sites are available with full hookups or water and electrical hookups with 30/50 amp service. Sites feature picnic tables, fire rings, and grills.
There is plenty to do right at the Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, where you will be staying when you camp in an RV near Saint Martinville. This site was originally the home of the Chitimacha Indians and then French and Acadian hunters and trappers. There are a visitor center complex and a nature center with interactive educational activities. Flat-bottomed boats, canoes, and kayaks with paddles and life jackets are available for rent, and a public boat launch is available. There is also a water playground and a conventional playground. Trails include a seven-mile canoe trail and three nature trails. This park is included in the Birder’s Guide to Louisiana, produced as a partnership between the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and the American Birding Association.
The Attakapas Wildlife Management Area, which you can access by boat with your Saint Martinville camper rental, is primarily flat swampland. It contains cypress, tupelo, palmetto, blackberry, deciduous holly, pokeweed, goldenrod, pennywort, elderberry, and other native swamp plants. It is home to white-tailed deer, squirrels, rabbits, turkey, waterfowl, crawfish, hawks, and owls. There is a picnic area with tables and running water. Outdoor recreational opportunities here include 30 miles of trails, boating, fishing, hunting, trapping, and bird watching.
You can appreciate the great outdoors at the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge with your rental motorhome at Lake Fausse Pointe Campground. The scenic refuge contains bottomland hardwood forest, bald cypress-tupelo swamps, bayous, oxbow lakes, and swamps. It is home to the Louisiana black bear, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, waterfowl, songbirds, and wading birds. It has been recognized as a Globally Important Bird Area by the American Bird Conservancy and is part of America’s Birding Trail. The old Big Alabama Bridge is now a wildlife viewing area that features interpretive displays. Recreational opportunities in the refuge include nature trails, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and paddling.
The Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site is easily accessible when you are camping at the Lake Fausse Pointe Campground, and you will not want to miss it. The site celebrates the cultural intersection among the people who have lived in this area. The Maison Olivier, a National Historic Landmark, is an 1815 plantation home that displays Creole, Caribbean, and French architectural details. There is also a recreated Acadian farmstead from the turn of the 19th century that includes a family home with an outdoor kitchen, slave quarters, and a barn with heritage cattle. Other attractions here include a museum, an outdoor classroom with historic and nature-related educational programming, hiking trails, and picnic areas. Guided tours, living history demonstrations, and other presentations take place regularly.
If you’re looking for a change of pace and some big-city attractions and amenities when you're motorhome camping at Lake Fausse Pointe Campground, head over to Baton Rouge. This capital city is sophisticated and diverse without losing its antebellum Southern charm. It celebrates hundreds of years of history as well as some of the most delicious food in the country, thanks to French, Creole, Cajun, and traditional American Southern influences.
Baton Rouge is also home to the flagship campus of Louisiana State University and enjoys all the benefits of being an academic center. The city teems with things to do, including museums, galleries, performance venues, spas and salons, retail therapy, and a riverfront casino. Festivals that are held here every year include the Soul Food Festival, the Angola Prison Rodeo, the Mardi Gras Festival, the Hot Air Balloon Festival, and the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. Make sure to check out the Louisiana Office of Tourism and Visit Baton Rouge for updated information on area events, attractions, happenings, and maps and visitor guides.
There are lots of excellent eateries near your campsite at Lake Fausse Pointe Campground, including authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine, family-friendly home cooking, pizza, barbecue, comfort food, and familiar fast-casual chains. You’ll also want to refill your rig, and you can find either gasoline or diesel fuel easily at any of the area’s truck stops, service stations, or convenience stores.