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Tickfaw State Park, LA

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Tickfaw State Park is located in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. The neighboring town is Springfield, LA. The park first opened in 1999 in an effort to preserve natural areas of significance. The park is built along a swamp that is very typical of southeastern Louisiana; it is also built around the Tickfaw River. Visitors who book an RV rental near Tickfaw State Park often do so they can spend as much time as possible in the park.

Tickfaw State Park is in a fairly undeveloped area of Louisiana; however, it’s a short drive from some larger cities. The park is about …

South Toledo Bend State Park, LA

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Perched on the state line of Louisiana and Texas, South Toledo Bend State Park is perfect for setting up basecamp if you’re on a quest to explore what lies around the Toledo Bend Reservoir area. With its opening to the public in November of 2004, the park quickly became popular, especially among the motorhome camping circles due to its appealing recreation opportunities and amazing location. Occupying about 1000 acres, the park lies in the middle of a triangle created by Shreveport, LA, Baton Rouge, and Beaumont, TX. To experience the charm and serenity that the park offers …

Sam Houston Jones State Park, LA

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Sam Houston Jones State Park lies just a few miles south of Lake Charles in southwest Louisiana. Sitting equidistance from Houston, TX, and Lafayette, LA, this state park is most easily accessed from Interstate Route 10 and offers a refreshing contrast to the busy pace of city life.

Sam Houston Jones State Park owes its name to two significant men who once made an impact in the area. The first, Sam Houston Jones, was the 46th governor of Louisiana and actually founded the park in 1944. The second, Sam Houston, was a governor in Texas who made regular …

North Toledo Bend State Park, LA

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Located near Alexandria, LA, and a bit over an hour from Shreveport, North Toledo Bend State Park lies on the banks of Toledo Bend Reservoir. There were two state parks created right next to the reservoir after its completion in 1966, and North Toledo Bend State Park is one of them. Rolling hills and pine forests cover the majority of this state park, making it very attractive to campers and outdoor enthusiasts.

North Toledo Bend State Park covers the area of more than 900 acres. Many activities are available here, including fishing, swimming, hiking, birdwatching, and boating. The …

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, LA

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Tucked amid the wetlands of Southeast Louisiana, just about 11 miles from Harvey lies Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. This park serves as a perfect spot to set up a basecamp for your rental RV while touring the attractions near New Orleans. Sitting a short distance from Gretna along the U.S Highway 90, it won’t be hard to locate this amazing park in your Gretna camper rental. To explore more about the park, search for an RV in Harvey and have a blast RV camping at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

Jean Lafitte National Historical …

Lake Bistineau State Park, LA

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While most people visit the diverse wetlands and iconic cities of southern Louisiana, they might be missing out on some of the state’s hidden gems in the north. One such gem can be found 20 miles east of Shreveport and is known to locals and travelers alike as Lake Bistineau State Park. Sitting just south of Interstate Route 20, you’ll have no problem reaching Lake Bistineau State Park from both Alexandria, LA and Texarkana, TX in less than two hours.

As its name suggests, the mainstay of Lake Bistineau State Park is the 15,000-acre Lake Bistineau that offers a myriad …

Bogue Chitto State Park, LA

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Make the most of your summers with a motorhome camping trip to the Bogue Chitto State Park in Louisiana. Translating to ‘big creek’ in the Choctaw language, Bogue Chitto State Park is located off Louisiana State Highway 25, very close to the town of Franklinton. Home to one of the most diverse river systems in the state, Bogue Chitto State Park has an interesting and varied landscape that includes cypress-tupelo swamps, small streams, a hardwood forest, and upland forests. Covering over 1780-acres, this state park is a great escape for outdoor enthusiasts who wish to consider camping at Bogue …

Chicot State Park, LA

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In the heart of the Bayou State, located just half an hour northwest of Washington and an hour north of Lafayette, is the small town of Ville Platte, home to one of the largest and oldest state parks in Louisiana: Chicot State Park.

With help from the CCC and National Parks Service, Chicot State Park was adopted into the Louisiana State Parks system in 1939 as part of the New Deal. It remains both highly visited and well-preserved.

Renting an RV is one of the best ways to visit Chicot State Park. Explore the hiking and biking trails, do …

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park, LA

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Poverty Point Reservoir State Park can be found in northeastern Louisiana, between the towns and cities of Monroe, LA, Winnsboro, LA, and Vicksburg, MS. The state park lies along the man-made Poverty Point Reservoir, named after the UNESCO Native American archeological site of the same name. Poverty Point Reservoir State Park combines the perfect balance of lakeside and Louisiana rural recreation with readily able access to one of the most important historical sites in all of Louisiana. This unusual balance makes Poverty Point Reservoir State Park the ideal place to visit with an RV rental. Accessing the …

Cane River Creole National Historical Park, LA

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Situated along the banks of the Cane River, just a short drive away from Natchitoches, LA lies Cane River Creole National Historical Park. The historical park sits midway between Shreveport and Alexandria, right along Interstate 49. Due to its location, this park is a paradise for motorhome camping fanatics touring northwestern Louisiana. Planning your next vacation? Search for an RV in Natchitoches and have a memorable vacation camping with an RV at Cane River Creole National Historical Park.

Occupying 63 acres of land, Cane River Creole National Historical Park was established in 1994 to preserve the resources and heritage …

Fontainebleau State Park, LA

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Set on the site of a former sugar plantation, Fontainebleau State Park combines centuries of history with stunning natural beauty. It occupies more than 2,800 acres on the northern shores of Lake Pontchartrain and is known for its scenic paddling routes and magnificent live oaks draped in Spanish moss.

At just three miles from Mandeville and 40 miles from New Orleans, you're close to urban amenities yet removed enough to enjoy the serenity. Fontainebleau is also a stone's throw from other popular state parks, including Bayou Segnette, Fairview-Riverside and St. Bernard. Planning a getaway to Fontainebleau State Park? Secure the …

Bayou Segnette State Park, LA

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Bayou Segnette State Park is a park in Westwego, LA in Jefferson Parish. The park is located just south of New Orleans, between the Mississippi River and Lake Salvador. Locals refer to the entire area as the West Bank, in the sense that it is the western bank of the Mississippi River. Visitors who book an RV in Jefferson Parish can get to New Orleans in under 20 minutes, Baton Rouge is about 90 minutes away, and Gulfport, MS is also about 90 minutes away.

The park was designed to preserve the unique, natural beauty of southeastern Louisiana. The climate …

Jimmie Davis State Park, LA

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Jimmie Davis State Park is a park located in Jackson Parish, Louisiana. The park was originally named Caney Creek Lake State Park because it is located on the north shore of Caney Creek Lake. The park was renamed in 2003 to honor former Louisiana governor, Jimmie Davis who is from Quitman in Jackson Parish.

Located in northern Louisiana, Jimmie Davis State Park has a climate similar to all of Louisiana. It is a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. However, it is distinct from the marshy and swampy parts of southern Louisiana. The surrounding forest is a …

Palmetto Island State Park, LA

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Despite what its name might suggest, Palmetto Island State Park is not, in fact, an island. The state park is, however, surrounded by waterways on three sides, making it a popular motorhome camping spot amongst water lovers. Sitting just a few miles south of Lafayette, LA, and east of Lake Charles, LA, travelers can reach the park with ease from Interstate Route 10 or 49.

Palmetto Island State Park can be found along Louisiana’s central coastline and is visited by campers hoping to explore some of the state’s diverse wetlands. Actually, the state park earned its name from …

Lake Claiborne State Park, LA

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Lake Claiborne State Park is located in north-central Louisiana, between the towns and cities of Shreveport, Monroe, and Arcadia. The park was created in the early 1970s, and is the primary gateway to Lake Claiborne; a scenic lake that was formed with the damming of the Bayou D'Arbonne river. The state park lies on the lake’s southernmost shore, providing boat launches, fishing spots, and all the amenities of lakeside recreation. The somewhat unfrequented park and lake make it the perfect Louisiana state park to visit with an RV rental. Although relatively isolated, accessing Lake Claiborne State Park …

Poverty Point National Monument, LA

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Poverty Point National Monument is an archeological marvel near Pioneer, Louisiana, that dates back approximately 3,000 years. In the past, it was the central hub of a trading network that expanded across the continent; archeologists have discovered raw materials such as stone from the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains (for tools and weapons), soapstone from the Appalachian foothills (used to craft boats) and other materials from the eastern USA. Today, Poverty Point NM is an important window into the history of the region and the people who built and managed it. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The monument …

Lake Bruin State Park, LA

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How about spending your outdoor adventure with friends and family by camping with an RV at Lake Bruin State Park? Located in east-central Louisiana on the outskirts of the county seat of Saint Joseph, Lake Bruin State Park is an ideal motorhome camping trip destination. Covering over 3000 acres of pristine blue water, Lake Bruin is the central attraction of the state park that’s spread over 53 acres of land. While the park was established in 1928 as a fish hatchery, it was turned into a state park a few years later. Formed out of an ox-bow lake of …

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