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Discover Opelousas


Founded in 1720 by French colonists, Opelousas is one of the oldest cities in Louisiana and named after the Native American tribe who once inhabited the region. It served as a major trading post throughout the 18th and 19th centuries for goods traveling between New Orleans and Natchitoches, becoming the seat of St. Landry Parish in 1850. It’s gained a reputation as the birthplace of zydeco music, as well as dubbing itself the “spice capital of the world” due to the unique seasonings that are produced here.

Opelousas celebrates its rich history through excellent museums while being on the doorstep of numerous wildlife refuges and reserves. Its nice variety of accessible campgrounds and proximity to Baton Rouge make it a great destination to rent an RV while exploring central Louisiana.

The Great Outdoors

Book a camper rental in Opelousas and drive north to the Thistlethwaite State Wildlife Management Area, which is a popular hunting and birding area. It encompasses a landscape of flat bottomlands that are dotted with cypress and tupelo gums, as well as a dense understory of palmetto. Follow the one-mile-long wooded trail while keeping your eyes peeled for hawks, woodpeckers, and neotropical migrant species or hunt for deer, squirrels, raccoons, and bobcats.

Farther north lies the Chicot State Park, which extends across 6,400 acres of rolling hills around a human-made lake. It’s a popular local fishing destination, with the lake regularly stocked with bass, crappie, bluegill, and red-ear sunfish while featuring a boathouse, three boat launches, and rental facilities. A hiking trail encircles the lake that mountain bikers are also welcome to utilize, with primitive campsites situated along the way.

Just to the east of Opelousas lies the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge, which sprawls along the east bank of the Atchafalaya River. It encompasses more than 1.5 million acres of hardwood swamps, lakes, and bayous that provide a diversity of habitats for more than 200 resident and migratory bird species. The refuge is home to the United States’ largest concentration of American woodcocks, as well as swallow-tailed kites and ospreys, while fishing for bass, crappie, and sunfish is popular in the basin.

RV Parks

Pick up your RV rental in Opelousas and book one of the 17 large, paved RV sites at the Evangeline Oaks RV Park. Full hookups are available, and there’s an on-site laundry facility, with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the park.

Drive in the other direction from Opelousas, and you’ll arrive at the Caribbean Campground and Wellness Center, which has concrete sites with either 30 or 50-amp connections. There’s an indoor family center with arcade games and a swimming pool, as well as a children’s playground and on-site laundromat.

Also nearby is Alice's RV Park, a small, family-run campground with around 10 RV sites available. It’s ideal for RVers wanting a tranquil atmosphere, with laundry facilities if you need to catch up on your washing.

There is also a Walmart in Opelousas where you may be able to set up for a night or two with the manager’s permission.

Exploring the City

Park your RV rental near Opelousas and head to the Opelousas Museum & Interpretive Center, which offers a good introduction to the history of the region. Learn about the Opelousas Native American Indians and the first settlers, as well as the events that took place here during the Civil War. Discover the popular music genre of zydeco that was fostered in Opelousas, then explore the Art of Animatronics exhibit and the Geraldine Smith Welch Doll collection.

Another museum not to miss is the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum in Le Vieux Village Heritage Park, which details the story of the Orphan Train Movement. This welfare program was established in 1853, with more than 200,000 orphaned children transported to foster homes in the rural Midwest. Browse the original clothing, documents, and photographs that are on display, as well as a mural depicting the arrival of the riders in Opelousas.

Feeling lucky? Head to one of the regular meets at the Evangeline Downs Racetrack, which lies just to the east of Opelousas. Its state-of-the-art facility includes a newly designed, one-mile-long oval, as well as nearly 1,000 horse stalls. It’s located adjacent to a casino, making it the first “Racino” to be built from the ground up in the United States.

Opelousas has numerous supermarkets where you can purchase groceries, and also offers a good selection of fast food restaurants and cafes for dining out. There are also gas stations if you need to fill up your motorhome rental in Opelousas.

Whether you’re visiting St. Landry Parish for its fascinating museums or wildlife refuges, book an RV in Opelousas and start planning an epic Louisiana adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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